Latest National Runaway Switchboard Stories

2014-04-29 08:34:14

National Runaway Safeline's New Study Finds a Connection Between Family Characteristics and Adolescent Runaway Behavior CHICAGO, April 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Many family characteristics are predictors of youth runaway behavior, as determined in a new study released today by the National Runaway Safeline (NRS), a 24/7 hotline and online services for runaway, homeless and at-risk youth. The study reveals that it's more common for youth to run away who have parents that binge drink,...

2011-05-17 07:00:00

National Public Service Announcement Campaign Featuring Ludacris Introduces Live Chat - a New Option for Those Who Need Help CHICAGO, May 17, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Generally during times of change, such as the end of the school year that is nearing, calls to the 1-800-RUNAWAY crisis hotline tend to increase. During this potentially tough time, Chris "Ludacris" Bridges continues to make a difference in the lives of young people by lending his talents to a national Public Service...

2009-10-07 11:58:00

CHICAGO, Oct. 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Award-winning musician and actor Chris "Ludacris" Bridges, world-renowned chef Charlie Trotter, and Nashville recording artist Jason Michael Carroll are three of the thousands of individuals and organizations anticipated to "Answer the Call" during November's National Runaway Prevention Month (NRPM). Co-sponsored by the National Runaway Switchboard (NRS) and National Network for Youth, the month-long campaign raises awareness of the youth...

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