Each year, approximately 4.2 million young people, ages 13 to 25, experience some form of homelessness, leaving them vulnerable for exploitation, assault, illness, and suicide, which a situation Greyhound's Home Free program hopes to help solve.  -  Photo: Greyhound

Each year, approximately 4.2 million young people, ages 13 to 25, experience some form of homelessness, leaving them vulnerable for exploitation, assault, illness, and suicide, which a situation Greyhound's Home Free program hopes to help solve.

Photo: Greyhound

Greyhound is commemorating the 36th anniversary of its "Home Free" program, which in partnership with the National Runaway Safeline (NRS), provides life-saving transportation and reunification services for youth experiencing crises.

Home Free helps youth and young adults, who have run away or are experiencing homelessness, between the ages of 12 and 21 safely reunite with their families or legal guardians, or travel to an alternative living arrangement through a free bus ticket.

Greyhound’s “Home Free” Program

Each year, approximately 4.2 million young people, ages 13 to 25, experience some form of homelessness, leaving them vulnerable for exploitation, assault, illness, and suicide.

"A free bus ticket can serve as a lifeline for youth in crises," said Kai Boysan, CEO, Greyhound Lines Inc. "By partnering with the National Runaway Safeline, we can use our resources to bring about positive change in the lives of others. Since 1995, over 18,000 bus tickets have been given through the Home Free program. We are honored to be able to support the communities we serve and deeply committed to doing what we can to help these young people."

If you or someone you know has run away or is experiencing homelessness and wants to return home or needs help, call or text 1-800-RUNAWAY (1-800-786-2929) or click here.

 

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