National Runaway Safeline/CINS/FINS

Address

3141 B N Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL 60657

(800) 786-2929

http://www.1800runaway.org

AKA:

NRS; Children in Need of Services/Families in Need of Services; Switchboard

Description:

*24-hour hotline counseling for runaway youth 12-21 or those considering running away, their families and friends; crisis intervention; information and referral; message delivery; conference calls
*Referrals to Safe Place locations for local youth needing shelter or other youth service agency
*Free bus rides home to qualified youth (12-21 who call the hotline) via Greyhound's Home Free program; conference call and follow-up services to help facilitate the transition
*Shelters, law enforcement or social service agencies can contact the National Runaway Safe Line to secure services for a child
*Bullying information and response
*Qualified children and families provided: intake and assessment, crisis and general counseling targeted toward family stabilization, networking with other agencies to provide needed services, case management, and facilitation of temporary shelter when needed
*Information and referral resource for the CINS/FINS (Children in Need of Services/Families in Need of Services) for families with a child habitually truant from school, runs away, or persistently beyond the reasonable and lawful control of parents or guardians; interested callers should ask specifically for the CINS/FINS program
*Chat, text and email options available through website

Is Shelter?

No

Related Resource

Date of Official Change:

May 17, 2021

Geographies Served

  • Serves All Areas

Address Listings

Physical (Primary)

3141 B N Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL 60657

Mailing

3141 B N Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL 60657

Contacts

Phone Numbers

1. Main Number, (800)-RUNAWAY

(800) 786-2929

2. Administrative

(773) 880-9860

3. TDD/TTY

(800) 621-0394

Bullying Prevention

Description

*Bullying information and response

Hours

8am-5pm, M-F, Administrative hours; Hotline is 24/7

Required Documents

Call

Eligibility

Youth 12-21, their families and service providers

Fees

All services free of charge

Intake Procedure

Call

Languages

English, Interpreters are available for all other languages

Service Area

All Areas

Geography Served

    If a location is grayed out it means that only certain areas within it are covered. The areas with complete coverage are listed in black.

    Serves all areas

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Juvenile Delinquency Prevention

Description

*24-hour hotline counseling for runaway youth or those considering running away, their families and friends; crisis intervention; information and referral; message delivery; conference calls

Hours

8am-5pm, M-F, Administrative hours; Hotline is 24/7

Required Documents

Call

Eligibility

Youth 12-21, their families and service providers

Fees

All services free of charge

Intake Procedure

Call

Languages

English, Interpreters are available for all other languages

Service Area

All Areas

Geography Served

    If a location is grayed out it means that only certain areas within it are covered. The areas with complete coverage are listed in black.

    Serves all areas

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Runaway/Homeless Youth Counseling

Description

*24-hour hotline counseling for runaway youth or those considering running away, their families and friends; crisis intervention; information and referral; message delivery; conference calls

Hours

8am-5pm, M-F, Administrative hours; Hotline is 24/7

Required Documents

Call

Eligibility

Youth 12-21, their families and service providers

Fees

All services free of charge

Intake Procedure

Call

Languages

English, Interpreters are available for all other languages

Service Area

All Areas

Geography Served

    If a location is grayed out it means that only certain areas within it are covered. The areas with complete coverage are listed in black.

    Serves all areas

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Runaway/Homeless Youth Helplines

Description

*24-hour hotline counseling for runaway youth or those considering running away, their families and friends; crisis intervention; information and referral; message delivery; conference calls

Hours

8am-5pm, M-F, Administrative hours; Hotline is 24/7

Required Documents

Call

Eligibility

Youth 12-21, their families and service providers

Fees

All services free of charge

Intake Procedure

Call

Languages

English, Interpreters are available for all other languages

Service Area

All Areas

Geography Served

    If a location is grayed out it means that only certain areas within it are covered. The areas with complete coverage are listed in black.

    Serves all areas

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Truancy Counseling

Description

*24-hour hotline counseling for runaway youth or those considering running away, their families and friends; crisis intervention; information and referral; message delivery; conference calls

Hours

8am-5pm, M-F, Administrative hours; Hotline is 24/7

Required Documents

Call

Eligibility

Youth 12-21, their families and service providers

Fees

All services free of charge

Intake Procedure

Call

Languages

English, Interpreters are available for all other languages

Service Area

All Areas

Geography Served

    If a location is grayed out it means that only certain areas within it are covered. The areas with complete coverage are listed in black.

    Serves all areas

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Youth Shelters

Description

*Shelters, law enforcement or social service agencies can contact the National Runaway Safe Line to secure services for a child

Hours

8am-5pm, M-F, Administrative hours; Hotline is 24/7

Required Documents

Call

Eligibility

Youth 12-21, their families and service providers

Fees

All services free of charge

Intake Procedure

Call

Languages

English, Interpreters are available for all other languages

Service Area

All Areas

Geography Served

    If a location is grayed out it means that only certain areas within it are covered. The areas with complete coverage are listed in black.

    Serves all areas

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