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Program gives young people free Greyhounds tickets

Posted at 10:24 PM, Jan 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-06 23:25:08-05

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — What do you do if you need to get back home, back to where your family lives, but can't afford it?

Greyhound services can help, as long as you are in the right age group.

The transportation agency has partnered with the National Runaway Safeline helping young people reunite with their loved ones.

It’s called the Home Free Program.

CEO of the National Runaway Safeline Susan Frankel says this program is nation-wide and is available all year long.

Protecting our youth is a huge priority of the NRS and teaming with Greyhound Line helps.

In a statement, the greyhound line says, “The program continues to be a staple of Greyhound's commitment to serving communities nationwide.”

“We provide 24-hour crisis services and connections to local supports and services through our hotline and online chat email and digital forums. We're always here around the clock 365 days a year to provide services and support,” says CEO of the National Runaway Safeline Susan Frankel.

The Home Free Program has been in collaboration with Greyhound since 1995. The non-profit requires you to be the ages of 12 to 21 and those who are in that age group who seek to go back home or facing a crisis can link with Greyhound and receive a free ticket to get home.

The local Greyhound Line is located at 602 North Staples Street.

If you know anyone who might be in crisis and are need of help, they can dial 1-800-RUNAWAY or visit their website at https://www.1800runaway.org/