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    my friends mom is hitting her and my friend is thinking about running away and i have no clue what to do. like if i should take her in behind my moms back or what? i need help and so does she badly! please help! im her best friend ever and i care about her deeply! she getting hit and abused and i need to know what to do!!!!! :'C

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    Re: abuse


    Thank you for reaching out to us during this difficult time. Nobody deserves to be abused or made to feel unsafe in their own home. Has your friend every run away before? Your friend sounds very lucky to have someone care so much about her. Here at the National Runaway Safeline we are mandated reporters. That means if you or your friend wanted to call us and disclose the abuse as well as identifying information (names, addresses, etc.), we would have to pass that on to Child Protective Services.

    In the meantime, you and your friend might find these National resources helpful:

    Child Help of America
    Since 1959 Childhelp has existed to meet the physical, emotional, educational and spiritual needs of abused, neglected and at-risk children.


    National Safe Place

    1-888- 290-7233

    It sounds like you are willing to help your friend and are considering letting her stay with you without telling your mom. There is something called harboring a runaway, so that might be something to consider before making that decision. We’d be happy to continue talking to you directly either through our Live Chat program (red button at every day from 4:30 to 11:30pm CST. Or, we can be reached 24/7 by calling us at 1-800-RUNAWAY (786-2929). Best of luck!

    Please remember you can reach us directly by calling our 24 hour hotline, 1-800-RUNAWAY (786-2929) or through our Live Chat.

    National Runaway Safeline
    [email protected] (Crisis Email)
    1-800-RUNAWAY (24 Hour Hotline)

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