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    I'm 14 and I'm awfully unhappy at home. My mom makes herself seem like she's the best mother when she's not! She makes me look bad to my family to make herself look good. When I was little like around 2 or 3 my mother signed a paper that let my grandmother take me out this country and take care of me, I was in her care two years or more. All me and mom is do is argue and it has got to a point where we physically started fighting. My mother has threatened me plenty times by telling me she will go to the police and file a report on me and tell them everything I have did which would be ( get caught smoking weed, and she found out I was sexually active) I have did all of that because of the stress I felt at home and I started smoking because at the time my grandma had moved to a different state and I felt so hurt and alone. My mom takes out her anger from her personal issues on me and I'm tired of it because when I fight for myself I always end up the bad guy. I have two younger siblings one is 9 and the other is only 6 months. I want to leave but I'm scared that she'll try to give me a criminal record for fighting her and for smoking and I do not want something to happen to my younger siblings because she treats them 10x better then she'll ever treat me. My grandmother recently moved back here because she saw how terrible things got when she left. Is there a way she can get full custody of me. I cant take this anymore PLEASE HELP!

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  • ccsmod2
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    Thank you for reaching out to us. It takes a like of courage to deal with everything you have going on at home. You don’t ever deserve to be hit even on rare occasions. It sounds like you are dealing with a lot of verbal abuse and that will really take a toll on your emotional well-being. We totally understand your wanting to runaway and it is good you are thinking about logistics for surviving on your own like a job. We can help you explore options for alternate living situations and develop a plan that works for you and your specific situation. We are totally confidential and have access to resources in every state. You can reach us anytime 24/7 to talk more about your situation and the resources and options that are have available. We are available on the phone at 1-800-RUNAWAY and on chat through our website at 1800RUNAWAY.ORG.

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    My friend and I are planning to run away but I would like to know how to get a job as runaways. I'm fourteen and they're 15, I don't completely know what his living situation is, all I know is that they're family mistreats them, my situation is just getting worse by the day. My mother manipulates me into doing what she wants, she and her boyfriend treat me like a tool, on rare occasions does my mother hit me, but the verbal abuse hasn't gotten any better.

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  • ccsmod2
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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. It seems like you are going through a tough situation.
    We are not legal experts but we do have some information. With most jobs they would require your birth certificate or your social security card. You may be able to obtain your birth certificate by contacting the vital records office in your city. Some jobs may only require your ID you can always ask jobs what forms of documents they require.
    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 to provide support. Best of luck!
    NRS

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    so I am 17 and I have left my home because I am unhappy. I only have ny student card and my driver's license but thats all and i dont know how to get a job. can anyone

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  • ccsmod15
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    Hello! Thank you so much for reaching out! It sounds like you’re going through a tough time right now, and we are her to help.

    We’re not legal experts, but in most states anyone under 18 is considered a minor. You mentioned that you’ve runaway, and wanted to know if it would show up in your records. It wouldn’t come up on your criminal background check, but since you are still a minor, you need a work permit to be employed. A work permit requires your parent’s signature and approval, so an option would be to get a hold of your legal guardian, and advise them of the situation that you are in. We care about your safety, and we want you to know that you’re not alone. If you ever feel like your safety is at risk, you can text the word safe and your location to 44357. The National Safe Place will text you a location to go to for help, and if needed, a crisis worker will be out there to assist you. Locations vary by city and state, if you want to know more about safe locations in your area, you can try looking it up online at the nationalsafeplace.org.

    We hope that the resources provided to you have been of some help! If you need additional assistance, or want us to reach to another resource on your behalf, please feel free to reach out to us anytime at 1800) 786-2929. Best of luck!

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    Hey so im a run away and got a backround check on me for a job i just want to know what would come back on the backround check

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  • ccsmod9
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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. We are sorry that you are going through something so hard to go through. As far as getting a job as a minor it is incredibly difficult since you are so young. Most jobs require you to have parental permission in order to work. If you have gone through really traumatic things like sexual abuse it might be a good idea to call CPS in your state. If you feel you cannot we can always call with you on chat or over the phone. You would find immediate help if you called them as they want to be looking out for your safety. 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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    i am 12 and i am running away back to massachusetts my home state. i need to know how i could get a job as a minor and a runaway because i plan on living there. im running away due to sexual abuse and i'm not gonna stay where i am right now so plesse help me.

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  • ccsmod15
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    Hello! Thank you so much for reaching out!

    To begin with, you mentioned that you’re contemplating on running away, and find employment without being exposed and returned back home. We want you to know that we care about your safety, and that you’re not alone. We aren’t legal experts, but if you decide to leave your home without your parent’s consent they may file a runaway report, and whoever they find you worth, may face some legal consequences. Another factor to keep in mind is that you need a work permit with your parent’s approval to find a job at the age of 16.

    If you are ever in danger, you may contact the national safe place the word safe and your location to 44357. A text with a safe location would be sent out to you, and upon arrival, a crisis worker would be able to further assist you. In the same way, if you find yourself on the street, you can research shelters in your area at the homelessshelterdirectory.org

    We hope that you can seek help from these options discussed, and want you to know that we care about your safety. You’re really brave for going through this difficult time in your life. If for whatever reason you require additional assistance, or want us to make a call on your behalf, feel free to call us at 1800) 786-2929. Best of luck!

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    I’m a 16 year old girl from Ontario, Canada. I sometimes contemplate running away from home. As a runaway, would I be able to find any employment without being exposed and returned home? I also don’t have a bank account, will workplaces give the option of getting paid in cash? Where can I stay where I’d be safe and wouldn’t risk being exposed or returned home? My questions are basically about shelter and work. Thanks.

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  • ccsmod9
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    Hello,
    Thank you for reaching out to us here at the National Runaway Safeline today. We are sorry to hear that you are dealing with such a difficult situation. You deserve to feel safe and cared for in your own home. It sounds like this may have started, or at least gotten worse, when you cousin moved in. If you have another family member or trusted adult, you could talk with them about how his being in your home makes you feel. You say that your cousin abuses you mentally and threatens you physically. It also sounds like his family has brought guns into your home. If you ever feel in danger you can call 911 or you could reach out to Child Help (National Child Abuse Hotline). Their number is 1-800-422-4453.
    You say that you’ve been binge eating to deal with this stress. The National Eating Disorders Association has a helpline; their number is 1-800-931-2237. They also have a live chat feature and a crisis text option available on their website, https://www.nationaleatingdisorders....ntact-helpline.
    You asked about getting a job as a runaway. You are probably aware of the fact the age of majority in Kentucky is 18. That’s when you would be able to legally move out of your parent or guardian’s home without their permission. If you want to call us, we can talk through some options and strategies that might be helpful to you. We do have a large data base of resources including shelters and counseling services. Our number is 1-800-RUNAWAY (786-2929), and we’re available 24 hours a day/7 days a week. We are here to listen and here to help. We hope to hear from you soon. Stay safe.
    Take care,

    NRS

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    I’m 14 (yes, I know I’m very young) and I’m from Kentucky. I have an okay life here. I’m not abused or anything. However, sometimes home can be a absolute nightmare. I have taken up binge eating and I am currently obese because of the stress.My cousin has recently moved his family and his grandmother guns back into my house. The mental abuse and threatening of physical abuse from him has led me to consider running away as apposed to suicide. I was wondering, how I could get a job that wouldn’t be easy to trace? Also, how do I stay safe in my (probably) newly homeless state. I just want to live my life and hopefully become something good someday.

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  • ccsmod7
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    Hi there, thanks for reaching out today. Sounds like you are wanting to run again, but worried about your job and pursuing your GED; which is pretty smart of you.

    Generally speaking, since it sounds like you are in the state's care, if you leave your group home they are mandated by law to report you as a runaway. If you they know where you work, they can let police know that you might be there. So if police go to your job and look for you, that is one way you can be found. Since you are close to 17, police might not actively look for you like they would for younger youth, however, legally you still could be returned back home if you are found. If police or your caregiver do not talk to your job, it would generally be hard for them to know that you are a runaway unless they run a background check on you.

    You mentioned what we can help you with, we are a confidential hotline that provides support and resources. If you call or chat us we can talk through your situation with you and help you identify your options. We also have shelter resources so please call or chat us if you ever need a safe place to go. We are always here for you: 1-800-RUNAWAY, www.1800runaway.org.

    Best,

    NRS

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    So I am 16 I live in Arizona I've been contemplating on running away since I was 13 I've successfully ran away a few times but I have been caught and brought back into group homes I am about to turn 17 and I want to run from my group home but I want to make sure I can continue with my job and continue getting in pursuing my GED I do not want to get caught and once I turn 18 I would turn myself back in so that they can't return me to a group home I have a place to go but I would have to pay rent and rent would be around $500 I want to know if I would be able to keep my job without getting caught for found is there anything you guys can help me with

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