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  • ccsmod15
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    Hi there,
    Thank you for writing to us here at National Runaway Safeline (NRS). We understand it takes great courage to reach out, and we appreciate you sharing a little bit about what’s going on. We want you to know that we are here as support to help you through this challenging time with your cousins leaving home. We can best help by phone or chat as NRS is unable to respond more than twice by email or bulletin for assistance. If you would like to talk more in detail and share more about how we can help specifically, please call or chat soon.
    Our contact information is 1-800-RUNAWAY (786-2929); www.1800runaway.org (click on the chat button).
    If you are at risk of any danger or feeling unsafe, we encourage you to reach out to 911 or seek emergency assistance immediately.
    We hope to hear from you soon.
    Be safe,
    NRS

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    Guest replied
    hi im chastity and im 12 my two big cousins ran away from home and today at school crying the oldest cousin is 16 the second oldest one is i think 13 i relley want them to come back home because they have a lilttle sister shes 5 the second oldest one brithday was yesterday.plz bring them back home plz

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  • ccsmod1
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    Hi there,

    Thank you for reaching out to us here at National Runaway Safeline. We recognize the courage and the strength that it takes to reach out in these situations. We are deeply sorry to hear about the experiences you are having at home. It sounds like there is quite a bit going on and that you may potentially have options in this situation. We welcome you to please reach out to us through our online chat portal or give us a call at 1-800-RUNAWAY. We could use the opportunity to talk further with you about the situation and help you come up with a plan of some sort, depending on what options you may have. Please know your safety and well-being mean the most and at any time you feel that you may be in danger, we empower you to please call 911. We look forward to the opportunity to talk further with you about this and we wish you health, safety, and peace in the meantime.

    Kind regards,
    NRS

  • Guest
    Guest replied
    So a few days ago I came home from school and I had to do my chores and I forgot to do one witch was sweep the floor.. So my step dad got angry and said "you useless brat" them he slapped me on my face. Now I'm 13 and now he's treating me worse and my mom doesn't even care about me. Its like I'm a maid or some sort of slave in this house and the level of anger for me is irritating. My real dad is saying that if I do run away try to go to him but he's in Chicago. What should I do?

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  • ccsmod2
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    Thank you so much for reaching out to the National Runaway Safeline. I am so very sorry to hear you are going through such a tough time!! Your stepfather’s behavior is something that you should NEVER be subjected to and I hope you understand that.



    First and foremost, let me give you a phone number for you to call should that occur again. It’s 1-800-422-4453 which is the telephone helpline for Child Help. It’s an organization that offers confidential help and support to children who are experiencing abuse. Their website is www.childhelp.org.



    It really would be great if you could reach out to us at www.1800runaway.org via out chat option or at 1-800-796-2929 should you want to speak to someone in person. Speaking together we would be able to get a bit more about your living situation which would allow us to look at our database for resources close to where you live. Hopefully we could also discuss ideas with you that will give you ways to deal with the situation as well as get you and your siblings in a safe place.



    Again, thank you for reaching out to the National Runaway Safeline. Really hope to hear from you soon!



    Sincerely,



    National Runaway Safeline.

  • Guest
    Guest replied
    so i acidentlly stepped on my brother's toe then he burstes out in tears then my step dad pools me in his room he looks for the belt then beats me while he beats me i say you dont have the right to hit me your just my stepdad not my DAD so he beats me way harder here i am now with brusis all over my arm

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  • ccsmod6
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    Hello,
    Thanks for reaching out to the National Runaway Safeline. First off, no- it is not okay for your step-dad, your mom- any one that is your legal guardian to hit you or kick you. You absolutely do not deserve that, and we’re so sorry to hear that that happened.

    It takes a lot of bravery to reach out for help when things like this are happening. It is usually helpful to talk about what’s going on at home with people you can trust - teachers/coaches/friend’s parents. We also have a live chat (1800Runaway.org) and phone line (1-800-RUNAWAY/1-800-786-2929) that are open 24/7, 365.
    We urge you to reach out to us if you need to talk. It is also important to know that if you are ever feeling like you are in immediate danger at home, you can always dial 9-1-1 to contact the local authorities.

    Another resource that may be helpful is an organization called Childhelp. Childhelp provides information about abuse and abuse reporting. They have a live chat and hotline as well. You can find out more at Childhelp.org.

    Again, we think you are very brave for reaching out to us, and hope you’ll reach out to our live chat or phone lines if you have any other questions or want to talk. Good luck with everything.

    NRS

  • Guest
    Guest replied
    My mom and my step dad keep spraying and pouring cold water on me and hitting my and yesterday my mom gave me her cash app card at sams club and she told me to get slushies for my gramma and my brother and so i got me one too and a pizza slice and my step dad took othe of them away and gave both of them to my 6 yr old brother and and i told him that he is a jerk and he cant do that and he grabbed my arm and said i dont give a crap if we are in public i will still whoop your ass and i started crying and when we got home i took all he groceries in and he bumpted me and i fell and i said what was that for and he punched me in my arm and i screamed because it hurt and then he pushed me to the ground and kicked my h=with his boots and i went outside to go get more and i fell to the ground and he screamed to get the hell off the ground i want to go to shool and be myself for once but when i get home he yells at me so much and he said im tired of playing games with me and calls me big head and dumbass and idiot and lazy b**** i dont want to live here anymore

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  • ccsmod2
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    Hi and thank you for reaching out to NRS! We are sorry to hear that your Step Dad treated you this way. It is absolutely not ok for him to hurt you in the ways that you described. He does not have the right to treat you that way. You didn't deserve that and you have the right to be treated with love and respect. That must've been really scary for you! You can reach out to the national abuse hotline if you'd like to report it at 1-800-422-4433 or you can go to www.childhelp.org. We are also available to help make a report or talk about further options through chat at www.1800runaway.org or if you'd like to talk to someone in person, you can call us at 1-800-runaway. Another suggestion you may find helpful would be to share this information with a close and trusted family member or friend or talk to a school counselor so that you can get some support. We hope you find this information helpful to you! Please reach back out at anytime, We are available 24/7. Wishing you all the best, NRS!

  • Guest
    Guest replied
    I am 11 years old but recently my mums boyfriend of 5 years broke up with her so I want to share what happened I was 9-10 I asked my mum for bread and she said yes I went to my room and he come in there and threatened to beat me that was one of the things he did he would pin me down and start hugging me it made me really uncomfortable or even kissing this lead me to become extremely antisocial and judgmental If a male boy or any gender was near me. He would touch my thighs and make me extremely uncomfortable and treated my grandma horrible he would shout at her and do horrible things he made it clear he did not love my mother.

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  • ccsmod16
    commented on Guest's reply
    Hi,
    Thank you for reaching out to the National Runaway Safeline. We want you to know that no matter what, you do not deserve to be hit by your stepfather or another family member that is harming you. We want you to know that seeking out for help takes a lot of courage and we are glad that you found us. Please keep in mind that you have every right to call the police if you believe your life is in danger or if you are in a dangerous environment.
    You can also report child abuse anonymously by going on to the website childhelp.org, or talking to a teacher or another trusted adult who can file for you. You can contact us to talk this over further and allow us to listen and help. You can call our hotline at (1-800-786-2929) or chat us through this website.  We hope you would contact us via our live chats or by phoning our toll-free number; we truly hope to hear from you soon.
    Sincerely,
    NRS

  • ccsmod16
    commented on Guest's reply
    Hi,
    Thank you for reaching out to the National Runaway Safeline. We want you to know that no matter what, you do not deserve to be hit by your stepfather or another family member that is harming you. We want you to know that seeking out for help takes a lot of courage and we are glad that you found us. Please keep in mind that you have every right to call the police if you believe your life is in danger or if you are in a dangerous environment.
    You can also report child abuse anonymously by going on to the website childhelp.org, or talking to a teacher or another trusted adult who can file for you. You can contact us to talk this over further and allow us to listen and help. You can call our hotline at (1-800-786-2929) or chat us through this website.  We hope you would contact us via our live chats or by phoning our toll-free number; we truly hope to hear from you soon.
    Sincerely,
    NRS

  • Guest
    Guest replied
    Am I allowed to get hit if I raise my tone at my step dad for not allowing me to do nothing and is super strict?

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  • Guest
    Guest replied
    hi uh..my stepdad is just horrible. just yesterday i came home from school and he was all drunk and mad at me for no reason, so i head to my room and he comes in telling me that hes gonna put a lock on my door, hes gonna put my head through walls and death threatening me. i dont like to admit it but im scared for myself. im so sick and tired of the way im being forced to live. what should i do..

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  • ccsmod15
    commented on Guest's reply
    Hi there,
    Thank you for writing to us here at National Runaway Safeline (NRS). We understand it takes great courage to reach out, and we appreciate you sharing a little bit about what’s going on. It sounds like you’re quite overwhelmed by things at home right now and you mentioned being harmed. We’re sorry you’re going through this. You don't deserve to be hurt in any way. If you are at risk of any danger or feeling unsafe, we encourage you to reach out to 911 or seek emergency assistance immediately. You may also be able to report any mistreatment to CPS. Child Help USA 1-800-422-4453 www.childhelp.org is an organization that helps protect minors from being harmed. They can tell you more about how CPS could respond to your situation. If you ever need assistance calling out to CPS to make an abuse or neglect report please call is at 1-800-RUNAWAY.
    Often, having a safe space to share how you’re feeling may bring a variety of solutions previously not thought of. You are not alone in this. We want you to know that we are here as support to help you through this challenging time.
    If you would like to talk more in detail please chat soon through our website www.1800runaway.org (click on the chat button) if you are unable to call in. We unfortunately cannot give advice as we are non-directive. You know your situation best
    We hope to hear from you soon.
    Be safe,
    NRS
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