Greyhound bus company provides rides back home for runaway children

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BECKLEY, WV (WVNS) – Every year, Greyhound helps around 400 kids who ran away get a ride back home.

Through the Home Free Program, Greyhound offers runaways a ticket back home to anywhere in the U.S.  Greyhound works with the National Runaway Safe Line to make sure those kids have a way to get back to their families or legal guardians.

To be eligible for a ticket home, the child must call the NRS hotline and be between the ages of 12 and 21. Home Free can be used only twice by the same person, and they also provide a ticket for the parent or legal guardian if the person is under the age of 15. 

If you know someone who has run away and wants to come home, you can call 1-800-RUNAWAY.

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