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    lately, my family has been pushing me over the edge, more and more each passing day. I am seriously considering running away, i know what to bring and how to get away from the situation but i do not know where to go for shelter. are there any run away homes still open?

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    Options for shelter when running away

    Thank you for reaching out to the National Runaway Switchboard through our bulletin boards. We are glad that you found us and hope that you can get the answers that you are looking for. It sounds like things with your family are very difficult right now. You mention that because they’re getting worse every day, you are contemplating leaving home. Have you talked with your family about how you feel? Sometimes parents and relatives don’t realize how much you are struggling. It can be very hard to talk about your feelings with family, but we want you to know that we are here to support you.

    It seems like you’ve really looked into the logistics of running away and that you have a plan to get out. Have you ever run away before? Since you are asking about homes for runaways, it seems like this might be your first time. Navigating where to go and what to do can be difficult and scary and we want to help you find a safe place to be. Depending on what city and state you are in, we can help you find shelter nearby. Some shelters require parental consent to stay after a certain amount of time. Do you think your parent or guardian would allow you to stay? Your age can also play a role in what resources are available to you.

    If you’d like to contact us with your specific information via live chat at 1800RUNAWAY.org from 4:30-11:30 pm (CST) or via telephone at 1-800-RUNAWAY (open 24 hours a day, you could share your specific location and we could discuss some options that are available to you. Things must be really difficult for you at home if you are seriously considering running away and we are here for you. Please don’t hesitate to contact us for additional resources. Best of luck.

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