Anyone ever gotten the "free ticket out of town"? (1 Viewer)

BriannaLee

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I'm literally sitting in some families living room on my phone while they are buying me a ticket to nola haha they are super nice and sure do love jesus, but damn a $106 ticket to nola! I love it. I didn't ask they just invited me over for lunch and when I started saying stuff about riding trains and sleepingout at night they said no way weare going to buy you a bus ticket to where you are trying to get to.
 
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BriannaLee

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I'm literally sitting in some families living room on my phone while they are buying me a ticket to nola haha they are super nice and sure do love jesus, but damn a $106 ticket to nola! I love it. I didn't ask they just invited me over for lunch and when I started saying stuff about riding trains and sleepingout at night they said no way weare going to buy you a bus ticket to where you are trying to get to.
 

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I'm literally sitting in some families living room on my phone while they are buying me a ticket to nola haha they are super nice and sure do love jesus, but damn a $106 ticket to nola! I love it. I didn't ask they just invited me over for lunch and when I started saying stuff about riding trains and sleepingout at night they said no way weare going to buy you a bus ticket to where you are trying to get to.
thats pretty rare. Christians actually doing something "christian"
 

Agron12

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anyone know anything about nyc? because I'm legit sitting here trying to find a way back to oklahoma, came up here with fake ass friend that I thought I could trust. He stole all my money out my wallet and just left. any help would be welcomed.
 

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i actually just got off my "free ride" about 3 hours ago from minneapolis to anaheim. had a sign asking for money for a greyhound and this was a straight up dick about it but i found out about that shit so its all good
 

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Salvation Army in San Jose did this for me....only catch was I had to show them an id with a street address to where I was going. (I was trying to get home to visit my folks at the time so it worked ok)
 
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I have had luck with Travelers aid. They always ask for someone at the destinstion & then give you a lecture about paying them back etc.
 
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i got a free bus ticket through the police in Brush, Colorado. they didn't let me pick where i was going though. i ended up in Nebraska somewhere. there i was able to get a ticket to wherever i wanted as long as someone where i was going was able to pick up the phone and say i had shelter. it took about an hour both times and i left the same day in Nebraska.
I know this post is 3 years old but LMAO at the cops giving you a bus ticket to a random place. Wtf.

Salvation army is still doing this, heard about it in Vegas, you have to let them call someone to verify your housing. Keep that in mind if any of you get stuck in the hell that is las vegas!
 

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Vegas requires proof of residency for the last 6 months to get the ticket. Three places that I've traveled over the years that actually rush to buy you a ticket anywhere with a simple phone call..

Santa Monica,san Francisco, New York, everywhere else it seems like you have to jump through hoops.

Surprised more cities aren't quicker to bus out and save on the social services..

Time to get the hitching :)

Going to head out to a truck stop about 5 miles off the strip..
 

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Update on vegas, apparently catholic charities also offers a ticket without the 6 month wait. I arrived at 6am, waited until 830 to get called. Told to come back between 12-1 pm.. Will update how it goes.. Definetely sleeping out near the truck stop about 5 miles from strip tommorow and flying/hitching as early as possible. Vegas is unfriendly too travelers, and I understand why to an extent, but damn, can't even lay in a park during the afternoon..
 
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i agree to an extent, as a tourist town LV wants the homeless nowhere near. But if you go to the main social services office, they are awesome. They will set you up with a homeless ID that you can then use to apply for different social services. There is even financial assistance with housing available
 

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Man Vegas used to kickass. The crew change was like 4-5 blocks of the strip and stopped behind some dang casino.Used to be an old baggage car back there you could lay about in waiting for your next ride. I heard it has gotten pretty brutal with the cops and the homeless laws passed. That sucks tough. Used to love that town.
 

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I had a dude in Texas that bought me a bus ticket to Oklahoma city. That was pretty cool. Some charity called feed the homeless kids or something like that. I think i've still got his email somewhere.
 
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Has anyone ever used those legendary programs where the city buys you a bus or even plane ticket to where someone will house you (or at least says so on the phone)?
i recently heard of a guy getting a free plane ticket to hawaii by using nyc's Get The Homeless Out of Here program or whatever it is.

post your experience with where it was and also much of a delay did u have/ how hard was it to get?

also know people who've had the mormons buy them bus tickets ( i guess this is more like simple traveler's aid which i've recieved before0
Ha. Homeward bound is like once a life time if you gotan address and phone number to csll and claim you...
But why easy to grt a ride other ways! Thatsthe poi t right? No doubt i understand in a pinch using it but not fun on an 8 day greyhound.

Im trying to figure out a garbage barge ito dtowaway on heard about once.....
 
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I know Reno Nevada will slap your happy ass on a bus real quick with just a phone call heck you could have your buddy outside on Google Voice to it

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San Francisco has a program called "Homeward Bound", you can get a free greyhound ticket home or where ever the address is on your ID. Go to the food stamp office on mission, I think it is like 8th and mission.
They also give you ten dollars for each day the trip will take. It is once in a life time though.
 

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