May 2013Vol. 14, No. 4National Runaway Safeline
The National Runaway Switchboard recently changed its name to the National Runaway Safeline. The nation's leading resource for runaway, homeless, and at-risk youth changed its name in January 2013 to reflect the many ways youth can connect with services. The new name is the result of a comprehensive evaluation and feedback from focus groups with stakeholders and youth. In fact, many youth said they were unfamiliar with the term "switchboard."
The group's mission and services remain the same. For more information, visit the National Runaway Safeline:
Children's Bureau Express featured the National Runaway Safeline, formerly the National Runaway Switchboard, and its free, online curriculum for teens and families, in the September/October 2011 issue: