by FOX26 NEWS
FRESNO, Calif. (KMPH) — Greyhound bus is teaming up with the National Runaway Safeline to safely bring runaways back home.
As part of the Home Free Program, free rides home are being offered to runaways between the ages of 12 and 21.
Each year, the program helps provide around 400 kids and teenagers who have runaway with free tickets back home.
To get a free ticket, runaways are asked to call the NRS helpline and let them know they are ready to be reunited with their family.
There must be a runaway report already filed for the child to be eligible for the ticket.
The Home Free program can only be used on two occasions by the same person.
Free tickets are also being offered to the parent or legal guardian if the runaway is under the age of 15.
You can reach the NRS helpline at 1-800-786-2929.