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  • Arranged marriage runaway

    I have a friend who was going to be shipped off to Pakistan for an arranged marriage but ran away.
    No money no contacts and no home.she has never been able to leave her house so she has very little outside world experience. She is older than 18 and needs a place to stay where she won't be found.

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    Re: Arranged marriage runaway

    Thank you so much for reaching out with your questions and concerns. It sounds like you are very concerned about your friend and trying to find some help for her. You mentioned that her family was going to ship her to Pakistan for an arranged marriage so she ran away but doesn’t really have a plan or a safe place to stay. It’s wonderful that she has your friendship and support at this time. If she is over 18, in most states, she would be considered an adult so her parents or the police can’t make her go back home. If she does need a safe place to stay there are certainly resources out there to help. If you would like to discuss your situation more in depth and find specific resources for your friend you can always contact us at our 24 hour hotline 1-800-RUNAWAY (786-2929). You can also feel free to pass our number along to your friend. We are a confidential and anonymous resource but if we had a bit more information we may be able to look up some resources that can help advocate for your friend and the situation she is in. We also have a live chat service available from 4:30p to 11:30p CST if you feel more comfortable reaching out that way. There is always someone here to listen and here to help. Take care.
    Please remember you can reach us directly by calling our 24 hour hotline, 1-800-RUNAWAY (786-2929) or through our Live Chat.

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