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    Im 14 I get hit with the belt cause I'm not following the rules but I try and I can't is there somewhere I can run away to get a new family? I live in mn please help me

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    Hello There,
    Thank you for contacting The National Runaway Safeline we are here to help and here to listen. It sounds like you are going through a difficult time. If what you are going through is abuse you can file an abuse report by calling The Child Help Line at- 1800-422-4453. We know that sometimes making abuse reports can be scary if you would like our help you can call us at any time and we can help you with making an abuse report.
    We are not legal experts but if you do decide to leave home without permission your parents do have the right to file a runaway report If the police found you they would most likely bring you back home if they found it safe. One option is you could consider talking to your school counselor about what is going on, they may be able to provide you with some resources. Another option is if you call us we can try and help you find shelters in your area.
    We hope this information will be helpful to you in your situation. If you have any other questions or would like to explore your options more please give us a call. We are here 24/7 to listen and provide support to you. We wish you the best of luck!
    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
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    1-800-RUNAWAY (24 Hour Hotline)

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