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    I'm 15 and have very little money. I have a phone and more then a few friends I can crash at. Me and my parents get into arguments over small things and can turn into giant ordeals in a matter of minutes. If this happens again my plan was to run away with my school bag and stay at a friends house and if I want to stay out I switch houses every 1 or 2 weeks. My problem is I need money. I could always sell weed but that’s still illegal in Texas. I don’t have a car and I don’t know anyone who is going to hire anyone under 16 I need someone to answer my question not tell me I need to prepare emotionally and stuff.
    Last edited by ccsmod4; 01-12-2018, 06:19 AM.

  • #2
    Reply: No money and have to spontaneously run away


    Hello,
    Thanks for contacting the National Runaway Safeline.

    We appreciate you sharing a little bit about what’s going on.
    Some situations can be disappointing and even upsetting thus making things uncertain about what to do or where to turn.
    We understand and we want you to know that we are here as support to help you through this challenging time.
    It sounds like you are thinking about to run away from home but may want to discuss your plan for survival.
    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) or www.1800Runaway.org.

    Again tell us what it is you would like us to help you with and we will be happy to explore some options with you.
    NRS is here to listen and here to help.
    We hope to hear from you soon.

    Take care,
    NRS
    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)

    Tell us what you think about your experience!
    https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/YourOpinionMattersToUs

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    • #3
      Hallo I have to runaway form home for some days.i have very little money..I'm a girl......so please suggest me where i can go...& where I can stay safe.????
      Please help

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      • ccsmod2
        ccsmod2 commented
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        Thank you for reaching out to us here at National Runaway Safeline. We understand that it takes courage to seek help. It sounds like you want to runaway from home for a few days. If you are under 18, and decide to leave home your guardian has the right to file a runaway report. With a runaway report, if the police find you they may return you home. If you do decide to leave home, having a plan about where you would go and how you would take care of yourself is important. You could visit the homeless shelter website (homelessshelterdirectory.org) to find a safe place to stay. If you would like additional resources, please contact us directly via our 24 hour crisis hotline (1-800-786-2929), email, or live chat.

    • #4
      Hola necesito ayuda

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      • ccsmod15
        ccsmod15 commented
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        Hola. Trataremos de ayudarlo pero necesitamos mas informacion. Si quiere, puede llamarnos al 1-800-RUNAWAY. Estamos aqui las 24 horas, 7 dias. Buena suerte.

    • #5
      i want to run away... im 18 and have no money and no permanent place to stay. what do i do???

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      • ccsmod5
        ccsmod5 commented
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        Hi, thank you for reaching out. A good option for the immediate situation is staying with friends or a family member. If this is not an option, you might consider staying at a shelter temporarily. For a more long-term option, you might consider a transitional living program, which provides housing for up to 18 months and is designed to help young people get on their feet/learn to live independently. If you need help locating programs near you, feel free to reach out to us at 1-800-786-2929.
        Sincerely,
        NRS

    • #6
      Hello, I want to run away but I am overseas and have no money. I was 17 when my parents made me move back to my country and now I’m 18 and want to run away but have no money. We always fight and things could get physical at times. I’m so sick and tired of always fighting with them. No matter how hard we try to stop it never works. I am sick of my life being the way they want it to be. I’ve had suicidal thoughts from this and now I just want to run away but I am broke. What do I do

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      • ccsmod3
        ccsmod3 commented
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        Hello,

        Thank you for reaching out to us at the National Runaway Safeline. It sounds like you are in a difficult situation, and we understand it takes courage to reach out for help. The National Runaway Safeline is located in the United States of America (USA). Our knowledge of helpful community based resources and our understanding of youth in crisis related laws is limited to the USA. If you are located in a country outside of the USA, you can use this link to find a youth helpline in or around your country: http://childhelpinternational.com/

        We hope that by reaching out to a local resource, you are able to get the support you need from an organization that understands the laws and circumstances that affect youth in your country.
        -NRS

    • #7
      Hi, I'm a 19-year-old female and I want to leave the toxic living environment I'm currently in but I don't have a job or any money. All I have is my phone, car, and whatever clothes and possessions I can fit in my car. I won't be able to afford the car insurance or phone bill if I leave, but I can't stay here much longer. Is there anything I can do?

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      • ccsmod7
        ccsmod7 commented
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        Hi there, thanks for reaching out today. Sounds like you are trying to move out of a toxic living environment, but don't have the finances to leave and be able to pay bills. That has to be an incredibly difficult situation to be in. Nothing is more important than your safety, so while you are making this plan to leave, you might also think of back up emergency places you can go. Such as, if you cannot stay at your place much longer and need to get out immediately, are there any friends or extended family you can stay with temporarily while you work to get on your feet. Or do you know anyone who would be willing to rent out a cheap bedroom or would let you stay with them for free. Please call 911 if you ever feel like you are in immediate danger where you are.

        As a legal adult, you have a right to make your own decisions about where you live. We can help you make a plan for how to deal with your situation and help you find resources to land on your feet. Having a plan for where you will live and how you will survive once you move out can be very helpful. Moving can be a huge step, and you don’t have to be alone. Some steps you can take towards independence might be to find employment if you don’t have an income, or to save up money for moving expenses. If you haven't already, you might search both online and out in your community for employment opportunities. It can also be helpful to research rents in your area, find a roommate, or make a budget. Another thing you might want to consider is what kinds of things you depend on your parents for currently such as tuition expenses for school, or health insurance, and whether they would continue to provide those things after you leave. There may be social service agencies in your area that can help meet some of these needs, such as Transitional Living Programs, a kind of shelter where young adults can live and get services to help them transition to independent living. Please call us at 1-800-RUNAWAY or chat us if you would like us to look for resources in your area.

        We are here to listen and help however we can, so please call or chat if you need. We are here 24/7.

        Best,

        NRS

    • #8
      I am a wife seeking to run away from home and my husband. I feel very mistreated and disrespected but I’m just 19. I have no kids nor a lawyer and I barely have any money. I don’t know where to go and what to do.

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      • ccsmod9
        ccsmod9 commented
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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. It sounds like you’re quite overwhelmed by things at home right now and you mentioned being disrespected. We are sorry to hear that. It might be good to see if there nearby areas that can help like religious organizations or a shelter nearby. We can also help find you find help in your area. However it would require you to call us or chat online so we could best help.
        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

    • #9
      Hi im 15 and im very depressed and scared and tired of being alone i want to have freedom and live alone safe away from my parnets and to receive help im verbally and mental getting abused and in the past i want to runaway but i have no money or a car or passport i want help so i can stay safe and run away and be free from this house and be free of my family

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      • ccsmod9
        ccsmod9 commented
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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. 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. It may also be a good place to explore options for staying with another family member or someone you trust as far as transferring custody.
        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

    • #10
      Hi, I hate my parents and am trying to go far away from where I’m at. My parents yell and hit me with a wooden spoon over stupid things like not taking the garbage out. I need to run away, I hate it there. I’m turning 14 and am worried about being kidnapped/ caught. I have plenty of training in self-defense, just not sure when to use it. I’m leaving tonight.
      Last edited by ccsmod4; 04-05-2019, 01:47 AM.

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      • #11
        Reply:Hi, i hate my parents

        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. It may also be a good place to explore options for staying with another family member or someone you trust as far as transferring custody.
        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
        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)

        Tell us what you think about your experience!
        https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/YourOpinionMattersToUs

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        • #12
          Hello, I just want to say that I'm not thinking of running away exactly, but I do want to be prepared in case I do. You see I just turned 18, and I thought things would get better but my parents are extremely strict and overly protective of me. I know that I'm legally an adult, but they don't treat me like one. I would have got my foot out of the door but my parents have held me back and I don't have a job, money, car, anything. And I'm pretty isolated so I don't know anyone that would let me live with them, the rest of my family is the same anyway. I'm also still in school and since it's online homeschooling I wouldn't have a way to do school. My plan right now is to just wait until I'm finished with school, get a good job, and run as quick as possible. But just in case I'd like to know what to do if things get to bad

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          • ccsmod5
            ccsmod5 commented
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            Thank you for reaching out. It sounds like you’re in a difficult situation and you’re not getting the freedom that you would like. We are happy to help you think through your options, refer you to local resources, and help you come up with a plan. For your situation, a transitional living program could be a great resource for you; if you need help locating your nearest TLP, feel free to give us a call. If things get “bad,” as you wrote, we are also able to help you find a youth shelter. You can also text the word “SAFE” and your current address, city, state to 4HELP (44357) to find a safe location near you. Please feel free to give us a call if you need any support—we’re here 24/7! Our number is 1-800-786-2929. We hope to hear from you. Stay strong and stay safe!
            --NRS

        • #13
          I live in a toxic situation that is damaging my mental health and physical health . I dont feel happy anymore , I'm constantly filled with stress and anxiety. I feel like no matter what I say or do , my situation doesn't get better .

          I want to runaway and start a new life. The problem is I have no money or a place to go. Staying and saving money is smart , but it will take too long and I just can't take it anymore . So do I just throw caution to the wind and go . Or do I try and stay?

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          • #14
            Hello, I am an 18 year old and I’m girl. I can’t take living with my dad and stepmom anymore. They’re very strict and overprotective. My biological mother passed away from cancer when she was 38 and I was 4 at the time. I recently turned 18 and I know that I am legally an adult but, they don’t treat me like one at all. I get yelled at for the most minor things LITERALLY every SINGLE day every other minute. I haven’t hung out with any friend or other family member in about 4 years because my father wants to shun them all after something that happened and I don’t bother asking to hang out with any friends outside of school because simply asking my parents will just be stressful. I can’t take it anymore and sometimes things can get physical. Always yelling and screaming, complaining about every little thing. I’m constantly put down and the thing is, I am actually very polite and respectful and I do whatever my parents tell me to do but, nothing is ever good enough for them. My stepmom is really **********y(excuse my language) and she is EXTREMELY sarcastic towards me. My parents bully me all the time. My father will call me every name you could ever think of and I’m always told that I’m a waste of life and told that I’m an idiot and all that. I’ve been told “I think I had you by accident. Why are you even here? Go, kill yourself already or runaway and don’t come back. I’m glad that your mother is dead(and starts laughing in a mean and mocking way). He’ll apologize after but, he’ll do it again and again. I’m constantly verbally abused, which leads to mental abuse and sometimes I get physically abused. I don’t really have an family to reach out to because a lot of my extended family either lives far away or they betrayed me. I have a boyfriend who says he would be willing to take me under his wing but, he lives with his mother and he said his mother doesn’t want anyone to stay at her house. I’m really worried. I don’t have any money, no car, I have a phone but, I’m not sure if I’ll be able to pay the bills for it, I started college when I was 16 and have recently completed my third semester. It would be wise to finish school and then get a decent job after I graduate but, feel like it will take too long and I don’t want to wait to run away from this hell anymore. My boyfriend has a car and a job but, I would like to know what I should do if worst comes to worst. Thank you for your understanding.

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            • ccsmod8
              ccsmod8 commented
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              Hello –

              Thank you for reaching out to us here on our public forum in order to get some support and help to your situation. It sounds like you’re going through a lot right now with your home life. No one deserves to be treated so poorly or put down by the people that are supposed to love and respect you. It great that you have your boyfriend there in your life for some support, even though he isn’t able to give you a place to live. You mentioned that you were already in college and you don’t want to stop going until you get your degree. Sometime there are jobs that you can pick up within the university that student attend so that they can go to classes and then on their off time go to the job on campus. But it’s great that you’re thinking ahead to what you would like to do, sounds like you have a lot of planning to do in order to leave your family home. If you want to talk to brainstorm some ideas of how you might be able to leave, you can always reach out to us here on our 24 hour hotline.

              Best of luck!

          • #15
            Hello, I am 12 year old girl. I am also an atheist and a lesbian. I am currently trying to run away from my homophobic parents. I haven’t came out to them yet but anytime my parents se

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