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  • ccsmod0
    Hi there,

    We’re glad you reached out to us at the National Runaway Safeline. It sounds like you are going through time. It seems like you’ve made some changes after you got in trouble at school, but that homeschooling isn’t working for you and is causing tension between you and your mom, which must be difficult.

    You said you looked into emancipation but are now thinking about running away instead because you don’t want to go to Job Corps next fall. Have you told your mom why you don’t want to do that or talked about other options with her?

    If you are looking for information about running away, we can give you some general information, and can talk through it more and talk through various options with you if you’d like. If you are a minor (under the age of 18 in most states) and you run away, your parent or guardian can file a runaway report with the police. If the police find you, they would likely make you return home. Running away as a minor is status offense, not a criminal charge.

    You mentioned you have a place to go and will be taken care of. Safety, housing, transportation, and things like how you will feed and support yourself are all good to consider if you’re thinking about running away. Again, we can talk through those things with you too, but just so you’re aware, if you runaway and a report is filed by your parent, anyone you stay with could potentially be charged with harboring a runaway, though these situations are handled differently by each police department.

    We know these things can be hard to talk about, but if you want to talk more about your options or what’s going on at home, feel free to call us at 1-800-786-2929, we are here 24/7.


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    Guest started a topic Please help!

    Please help!

    I'm 15 y/o and live in New Hampshire, In September i was arrested with drugs at school and got put on probation and my mom took me out of school. I started homeschooling and it is not working at all i am failing all my classes now and am not retaining any information which causes me and my mom to fight a lot ( not physical just yelling back and forth) I also pushed my self away from all the drugs and kids i used to hang out with who where bad influences on me but my mom doesn't believe me. So i'm suppose to be going to Job Core next fall but i do not want to do that because ill have to go to Vermont for months at a time. That's when i started looking into emancipation but in New Hampshire you can not legally emancipate at 16 so as a result i'm think of ruining away i know where i will go and i will be taken care of.
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