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  • #16
    Reply: Hello, I am 12 year old girl.

    Hello,
    Thank you for writing to us here at the National Runaway Safeline.

    We understand it takes great courage to reach out, and we appreciate you sharing a little bit about what’s going on. We would like to be of assistance to you if we can. It is times like these that would be nice to have a listening ear. It is also important that you remember to exercise self- care. You showed some by reaching out to NRS. Good for you.
    We want you to know that we are here as support to help you through this challenging time. We can best help by phone or chat so that we might learn a little more about your situation and how we might assist you. 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).

    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)

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    • #17
      I'm 12 and I want to run away the only problem is my parents will have the whole family looking for mexperienced how do I do this with no money

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      • ccsmod10
        ccsmod10 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 seems there is a lot that you are faced with right now and you’re feeling like leaving is one of your only options. It seems you want to know some information on runaway laws.
        While we are not experts on the law, 18 is generally the age that an individual may leave home without parent permission. If you are under 18 and leave home, your parent/guardian may file you as a runaway and you may be returned home. Also, those you stay with may run the risk of being charged with harboring a runaway. For more specifics on the law, the local non-emergency police or legal aid may better answer legal questions.

        We are here as support to help through this challenging time. We can best help by phone or chat as NRS is unable to respond more than twice by email to assist you. If you would like to talk more in detail 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.
        Be safe,

        NRS

    • #18
      I'm 18 and want to leave home and go to Las Vegas I might only have enough to get there but I don't know how I'll have enough when i am there. How can i get some quick cash?

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      • ccsmod2
        ccsmod2 commented
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        Hello There,
        Thank you for reaching out to The National Runaway Safeline, we are here to help and here to listen.
        Leaving home can be scary, even though you are at a legal age to leave home it may be difficult if you do not have the funds to live on your own. Going to Las Vegas with nowhere to stay and not having any money can be dangerous. You may want to consider staying at home and saving money until you have enough to support yourself alone. But you know your situation more than anyone so it is completely your choice of what you decide to do.
        If you would like to make quick cash you could consider babysitting because usually you get cash from that the same day. Another option you could consider is being a server at a restaurant, a lot of times you make tips which would usually be cash.
        We hope this information will be helpful to you in your situation. If you have any other questions or would like to explore options please give us a call. We are here 24/7 to listen and provide support. We wish you the best of luck!
        NRS

    • #19
      Hi. I'm 14. And planning to run away. Do you have any ideas on how I can get money.

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      • ccsmod1
        ccsmod1 commented
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        Hey there,

        Thanks so much for reaching out and sharing a little bit about your plans, we know that it takes a lot of courage. Most states have a minimum working age as 16 and may still need parental permission. If you have a place in mind that you are interested in working at you may want to speak with them directly about their hiring policies. It’s important to consider all the possibilities that can occur if you leave home. You will need to plan out how you will cover basic necessities like travel, food, clothing, etc. If you have a place to go in mind, it’s good to see what the expectations of the living arrangement will be like; rules, the amount of time you’re allowed to stay, if you’re expected to contribute financially, etc. Living on your own can also bring about many safety risks. You will need to consider ways that you can protect yourself from physical harm as well as the possibility of sexual and labor exploitation. This can all influence your decision to leave.

        If you’d like to go over what’s going on in depth, or if you’d like to explore other options that you may have available to you, please don’t hesitate to call us at 1-800-RUNAWAY. You can also chat us by clicking on the “CHAT” button on top of our homepage. We’re open 24/7 and here to listen and support you in any way we can.

        Stay safe,
        NRS

    • #20
      I'm 14 my dad has been drinking and hitting me.we have no food I'm tired of living here. I'm leaving but have no money or car. I just don't know what to do. I'm a female. I'm just done with people hurting me .

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      • ccsmod7
        ccsmod7 commented
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        Hi there, thanks for reaching out today. Sounds like you are really going through it with being hit and not having food to eat. You must be incredibly resilient for going through so much stress and hurt. Here at NRS, we truly want to help you during this difficult time.

        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.

        If you are planning on running and do not have a safe place to go, you can always call or chat us to see if there are any youth shelters in your area: www.1800runaway.org/1-800-RUNAWAY. Here at NRS, we are primarily concerned about your safety and if you do leave it is important to focus on how you would stay safe.

        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.

        Best of luck,

        NRS

    • #21
      I'm planning on running away from home but I'm only 14 and I have no money apart from odd 1p and 2p collection and I just can't deal with my family problems


      Please help me......

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      • ccsmod1
        ccsmod1 commented
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        Hey there,

        Thanks so much for reaching out and sharing a little bit about what’s been going on, we know that it takes a lot of courage. 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: https://www.childhelplineinternation...pline-network/.

        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.

        Be safe,
        NRS

    • #22
      I don't know what to do Im tired o being with my godparents they're make feel so overwhelmed my godmother is just talking bad stuff about me punishing me and she says is for my future and its not true she the thing that do is just mess up my life she even talked about my parents very bad I dont know what to do Im a 13 year old male Im bi. so all I just want is leave with my parents but theres no chances I could get with them I also thought what If I was dead so nothing happened to me I dont feel confortable they make me feel like trash and they treat me like a servant like a slave to do stuff not bad but theyre hurting me emotionally I need help and I dont have no phone no money and I dont trust no one Im alone n this world.

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      • ccsmod13
        ccsmod13 commented
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        Hi there,

        It was very brave of you to reach out to us here at NRS, and we appreciate you sharing a bit about your situation. You do not deserve to be made to feel overwhelmed or uncomfortable at home. You do deserve to be treated with respect and to feel supported. It sounds like your godparents have been making home really stressful, and that is a tough spot to be in. Even if they are not physically abusive, emotional abuse is really difficult to cope with on your own and it is not okay.

        We want you to know that we are here as support to help you with figuring out your next steps in this difficult situation. Asking for help was really responsible and smart of you. Having a support system during difficult times is really important so that you don't have to go about this alone. Of course we are here 24/7 to listen and be a support, but it would also be helpful for you to connect with others for support and help as well. This may be friends, family members, religious leaders, a teacher or counselor at school, or any adult that you trust. If you are not quite ready to talk with anyone in person, you can talk with someone at thetrevorproject.org. This is a crisis line for young people who are a part of the LGBTQ community and you can connect with other young people who may share similar experiences.

        We want to keep talking with you, so that we can continue to explore your options. We can best help by phone at 1-800-786-2929 or live chat services at 1800runaway.org so that we can talk more in depth about your situation. We look forward to hearing from you soon.

        NRS

    • #23
      Hi I’m 16, I’m currently in DCS custody. My Foster parents aren’t meeting my emotional needs, and I feel I need to do this on my own. I don’t have any money, no place to stay for extended periods of time, no family. Please help.

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      • ccsmod13
        ccsmod13 commented
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        Hi there,

        Thank you for contacting us here at NRS and we appreciate you sharing a bit about your situation. It can definitely get stressful and overwhelming when the adults in the household are not supportive. You deserve to be treated with respect and to feel cared for by the people around you. It is understandable you would be thinking about leaving to live independently. Leaving can be a big decision to make, and we want to help you stay as safe as possible.

        One possible option could be a transitional living program. TLPs provide young people with a stable place to live and the support needed to work toward living independently. The goal of these programs is to help you continue your education, find employment, and learn the life skills necessary to live on your own. Because you are a minor in DCS custody, this is something your caseworker would need to approve. We understand it can be incredibly challenging to navigate the DCS system, but perhaps this is something worth bringing up to your caseworker. Suggesting this as an option to ensure you are ready and capable to live independently when you age out of the system could help to convince them to approve. If you contact us directly by phone or live chat, we can help you search for resources in your area.

        If you leave your foster home without permission, you can be reported as a runaway. This is not illegal, but it is a status offense. If you come into contact with law enforcement or you are found, you would be returned to state custody. This is something to keep in mind if you decide to leave. Having a solid plan in place before leaving can help you think about what is do-able or not for you. Important factors to consider are safe places you can stay, will you be continuing to go to school, and how you will financially support yourself. Having forms of identification are essential for getting a job, so you will also want to make sure you have a state ID (birth certificate and social security card are also important). Here is a state-by-state guide for obtaining an ID and birth certificate: https://nn4youth.org/learn/resources/state_ids/ .

        We truly want to be a support for you as you decide on your next steps. We are available 24/7 to listen and help as much as possible. Please do not hesitate to reach out again by phone or chat if you would like to talk more in-depth about your situation and explore your options. You can contact us by phone at 1-800-786-2929 or use our live chat services at www.1800runaway.org for 24/7 immediate support.

        Stay safe,
        NRS

    • #24
      I’m almost 13, and I don’t think my home isn’t the best for a child. My dad is drunk almost every night. ( but it’s Control) I feel like I i’m nothing. I’m just scared writing about This. I am terrified of my mom and most people I live with. They try to Guilt trip, into thing I don’t want to do, like eat I’m not Hungry. And said we do so much for you! And you gave us nothing but attitude. Feel like I’m stressed, Which has lead to a lot of Mental ills, like Anxiety and maybe depression. I’m not sure if I’m overreacting. And I want to leave, so badly

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      • #25
        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 seems there is a lot that you are faced with right now and you’re feeling like leaving is one of your only options. It seems you want to know some information on runaway laws.
        While we are not experts on the law, 18 is generally the age that an individual may leave home without parent permission. If you are under 18 and leave home, your parent/guardian may file you as a runaway and you may be returned home. Also, those you stay with may run the risk of being charged with harboring a runaway. For more specifics on the law, the local non-emergency police or legal aid may better answer legal questions.
        We are here as support to help through this challenging time. We can best help by phone or chat as NRS is unable to respond more than twice by forum to assist you. If you would like to talk more in detail 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.
        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)
        https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/YourOpinionMattersToUs

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        • #26
          I want to run away from my home .... I m 30 years old... I don't hv money.... I feel trapped in my family... it's a male oriented family.... where son is always best..... bcoz of this mentality I hv already lost my dreams and paid the price being nothing... I m tired and exhausted mentally and emotionally.... now I feel numb more and more...... I m just a average person .... but I want to free myself before I lose my remaining confidence..... and no I m not thinking about suicide or anything..... I just want to be freed from this tiredness and exhaustion

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          • ccsmod15
            ccsmod15 commented
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            Hello,

            Thanks for reaching out to us. We’re so sorry to hear that things at home have been so challenging for you. It sounds like you’re considering leaving your family home because of the dynamics at home and how you’ve been feeling as a result. We can understand that leaving can be a tough decision. We’re not legal experts, but from what we understand, if you are considered a legal adult in your state and someone else does not have guardianship over you as an adult, you are legally able to move out of your home whenever is best for you. If you’ve been feeling overwhelmed and would like to talk to someone, we encourage you to reach out to an agency near you so that they can help you address the way you’ve been feeling, and possibly help you transition towards living independently. Organizations like the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), are available to help you find a provider near you that can help. You can call them at 1.800.950.6264, text NAMI to 741741, or visit www.nami.org for more information.

            We wish you the very best of luck, and encourage you to reach out to this organization for more information on how you they might support your goal to move out of your family home.

            Stay safe!
            -NRS

        • #27
          I want to run away but i have no money and nowhere please help me

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          • ccsmod6
            ccsmod6 commented
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            Hello and thank you for reaching out to the National Runaway Safeline. It sounds like you are going through some intense stuff and we want to support you. Whether or not you feel like you need to run away is up to you and whether or not you feel safe where you are. We would be happy to help you in whatever way we can. We can provide referrals to mental health resources, shelters, legal advocacy, among other things. We can also just talk you through whatever your situation is and help you figure out what your options are. We aim to empower youths and we prioritize their safety and their well-being. If you are interested in anything that we have to offer, please don’t hesitate to give us a call at 1-800-786-2929 or chat us at 1800runaway.org.

            Take care,
            NRS

        • #28
          I’m 18 and everyday my boyfriend makes me feel worse and worse about myself. He tells me I’m disgusting and argued with me and checks out every other female that walks by. I’m so tired of feeling ugly and hating myself, I used to love myself. I’ve been depending on him a lot financially since COVID bc I have stomach problems and my doctors are pretty sure it’s an autoimmune disease. I don’t have my car, or money, or a phone on my own plan. But I really just want to go. I can’t keep putting up with this, but I have no idea what I should do.

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          • ccsmod0
            ccsmod0 commented
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            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. 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. We are here to listen and help however we can.

        • #29
          Hi, I'm 14 and have no where to go most of my friend's live out of state and the few friend's I have here with me won't be able to take me in because it would be the first place they would look I am physically exhausted and emotionally I have slot of questions about a runaway home and how long they'll keep and if they'll let me keep the little stuff I have and if I could still go to my school and if they'll turn me in to my parents I really need to know I need to leave fast I was told I would be kicked out but I have no where to go

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          • ccsmod1
            ccsmod1 commented
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            Hi there,

            Thank you so much for reaching out to us. You and your safety are our top priority here at NRS, and we are happy to help you through this. You are not alone! Looking out for your well-being and asking for help shows you are a very brave person.

            There are many different shelters and transitional living programs in the U.S., and they each have their own qualifications for people who can access them. As far as school goes, it would be best to contact the shelter or your school to talk about different enrollment options while you’re living there.

            You also mentioned that you may be kicked out of your home soon, which can be considered neglect. If you would like to file a neglect report you can contact the Childhelp hotline at 800-422-4453, and they can help walk you through the steps of the report. We can also file a report on your behalf if this is an option you are interested in.

            We’d like to encourage you to reach out to us by calling (800-786-2929) or live chatting us if you’d like to get more specific information about shelters and other resources in your area. We are open 24/7 and are always here to help.

            Thank you again for contacting us, and stay safe.

            NRS

        • #30
          hey its me again hello thank you for being here im 8 years old and my mom and my unkle you know hit me and yell its annoying so yeah and i think im going to run away at night i say i am and then i dont and then i just think about how perfect i can be without this happning to me.

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          • ccsmod1
            ccsmod1 commented
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            Hey there,

            Thanks so much for reaching out and sharing a little bit about what’s been going on, we know that it takes a lot of courage. It must be really hard to live in a home with so much tension. Running away is a big decision and it can be very stressful to figure out what you want to do.

            You mentioned some things about mom and uncle hitting you and it raises concern for your safety and well-being. Absolutely no one deserves to be abused. If you are currently at risk of any danger or feeling unsafe, we encourage you to reach out to 911 or seek emergency assistance immediately. If any harm or abuse is happening at home, you have the right to report it. If you feel like this is an option you want to explore, you may find this website helpful: https://www.childhelp.org/child-abuse/. We can also help you to file a report if that’s the route you are considering. It may also be a good idea to explore options for staying with another family member or someone you trust as far as transferring custody.

            If you’d like to go over what’s going on in depth, or if you’d like to explore other options that you may have available to you, please don’t hesitate to call us at 1-800-RUNAWAY. You can also chat us by clicking on the “CHAT” button on top of our homepage. We’re open 24/7 and here to listen and support you in any way we can.

            Stay safe,
            NRS

            We'd love to hear from you about your experience using our crisis forum. Your feedback plays an important role in helping us improve our services to support youth and families. Please click the link below to fill out our survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/we_care_what_you_think
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