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    ccsmod0
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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.
    The easiest way to leave home is with your parents' permission. We understand that might be challenging, however, maybe there’s another family member, relative, or a family friend who could help to communicate how you’re feeling to your parents. The second way is through Child Protective Services if safety is a concern. Lastly, you can also look into emancipation options. In most states you need to be at least 16 to be considered and demonstrate that you can support yourself financially and independently. Emancipation often can be a lengthy process and may even cost some money for court fees. We would be happy to look into legal resources if that’s something you are considering.
    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 would like to look into further emotional support options, you can text with a crisis worker at the National Alliance on Mental Illness 24/7 by texting "NAMI" to 741741.
    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
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    I can’t leave with these ppl anymore they are so mentally abusive I need to leave

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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. 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.
    You mentioned wanting to know how you can leave home before turning 18. The easiest way to leave home is with your parent’s permission. We understand that might be challenging, however, maybe there’s another family member, relative, or a family friend who could help to communicate how you’re feeling to your parent. The second way is through Child Protective Services if safety is a concern. Lastly, you can also look into emancipation options. In most states you need to be at least 16 to be considered and demonstrate that you can support yourself financially and independently. Emancipation often can be a lengthy process and may even cost some money for court fees. We would be happy to look into legal resources if that’s something you are considering.
    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.
    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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    I'm 15 and planning to run away I'm so tired of my parents.. my whole childhood being mistreated I was sexually molested by my uncle and no one believed me I was publicly humiliated by my mom I'm so tired I just wanna go how can I leave my home I mean my dad cut me with a knife on my leg and another time he hit me in my face and my nose began to bleed. I am going to runaway I'm mentally physically tired of them.

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  • ccsmod0
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  • ccsmod0
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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 in your house. 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. This is something you may want to speak with your bf's parents. For more specifics on the law, the local non-emergency police or legal aid may better answer legal questions.
    The easiest way to leave home is with your parents' permission. We understand that might be challenging, however, maybe there’s another family member, relative, or a family friend who could help to communicate how you’re feeling to your parents. The second way is through Child Protective Services if safety is a concern. Lastly, you can also look into emancipation options. In most states you need to be at least 16 to be considered and demonstrate that you can support yourself financially and independently. Emancipation often can be a lengthy process and may even cost some money for court fees. We would be happy to look into legal resources if that’s something you are considering.
    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 would like to look into further emotional support options, you can text with a crisis worker at the National Alliance on Mental Illness 24/7 by texting "NAMI" to 741741.
    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
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    I’m 15 and I have to get out. They are emotionally draining. I cant do this anymore it’s not fair. I have a bf and i can’t hangout with him. My sisters are way more privileged. They call me names like a hoe and loose booty. I want out now. My bf said i could live with him and i’m actually considering it. I’m loved here but i don’t feel safe anymore. They took my phone so now i have no communication with those i love. They stopped talking to me, they tease me, they basically bully me into telling them my business. I want out of this manipulative household now. Can you help me before i go ?

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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 sounds like you are going through a difficult time, we are glad that you reached out.

    We are sorry to hear that you do not like living with your grandma, we are not legal experts but we do have some information. If you are a minor (under 1 and leave your legal guardian can file a runaway report. If the police were to find you, they most likely would bring you back home.
    We can help you talk about options and we are here if you just need someone to vent to. We are available by phone or by chat 24/7. Best of luck!
    NRS
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    I hate living with my grandma can I leave

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  • ccsmod15
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    Hello there,



    Thank you so much for taking the time to share a little bit about what you have been going through at home with us at the National Runaway Safeline. It takes a lot of courage to reach out and ask for help, you are very brave for doing so.



    We are so sorry to hear that your parents have been treating you this way. It does not sound healthy for them to be so controlling, you deserve your own safe space where you are free to do as you like without someone constantly watching over you.



    Perhaps it would be helpful to sit down and talk with your parents, about the way that they make you feel. If you do not feel comfortable talking with them on your own, we offer a service where we can have a three way call with you and your parent where we will mediate the call and make sure that you are heard and supported. It can also help sometimes to write how you are feeling out in a letter and then give it to your parents for them to read everything without you being interrupted.



    It sounds like you have other family members that could be willing to help you out, which is great to hear that you have a surrounding support system! While we are not legal experts, legally if you are under the age of 18 you would be under your guardian’s supervision. If you decided to leave home before then without your parents’ permission, they could file a runaway report with the police. Running away is not a crime, but it is a status offense. What this means is that if the police were to find you, they could return you to your parents. If you are able to get your parents’ permission to go live with your family members in California or with your family friend, that would also be an optimal scenario.



    If you have any further questions or would like to discuss your situation in depth, you can reach out to us at 1-800-RUNAWAY (786-2929) or chat us at www.1800runaway.org, you can click on the chat button. We are available 24/7 and are always here to listen!



    Be safe,

    NRS
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    I am 15 and my parents are restricting me in every way. They are very very wealthy and buy me expensive jewelry but do not want me to buy snacks or food, and when I buy myself food, they call me a spoiled b****. My dad talks about how he wants to hit me so bad but he never does he just yells, and so does my mom. I used to have a lot of things I like, and now I have nothing. My phone has a time limit so I cannot contact my friends or hang out with them. I am not allowed to have social media for the rest of the YEAR. My parents give me no privacy, constantly looking through my phone and harassing me about drugs and alcohol when I have not been drinking or doing any kind of drugs. I have a family friend who lives in California, and I truly would be happier with her. She is 30, but I also have other families there who are older and would house me. I feel like leaving to go live with someone else would fix all my problems. I want to leave my parents and live with someone else. Is this legal??

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  • ccsmod15
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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. 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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    Hello, four months ago I moved out of my single mothers home because of verbal, emotional abuse along with her being physically threatening. She struggles with mental health issues and was not stable. While she was in a mental hospital I opened up about what had really been happening in my home and a legal informant made the decision to call CPS with me. 2 months ago the case was closed under very suspicious circumstances. I am 15 and am worried my time in the family friends home I have been staying at is running out. I am scared to go back home because while my mother is getting help, I don’t believe she is doing it for the right reasons. I was curious what are my options besides going back to my mothers house. I have no family or friends who can take me in besides who I live with now and I am worried that could end any minute. I have no control because I am a minor even though I am the victim. Are they homes or other places I can live instead of my mothers house, I won’t run away because I know that is dangerous but living with her again is also dangerous.

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  • ccsmod2
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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 sounds like you are going through a difficult time and we want you to know that you are not alone.

    We are sorry to hear that you are going through all of this, what you have described sounds like it could possibly be abuse and neglect. You do have a right to make a report and there are a few ways you can go about making a report. One option would be to speak with a school counselor or teacher, because they are mandated reporters they would be able to help you with making a report. Another option would be to call Child Help: 1800-422-4453 and they would be able to help you with a report. Lastly, you can always call or chat with us and we can help you with making a report and exploring your options.

    We hope that this information will be helpful to you in your situation, if you have any other questions or would like to explore more options please call or chat with us. We are available to help and provide support to you 24/7.
    NRS
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    I’m 15 an I want to go live with my sister

    ok so I went to go wash my dogs because my mom told me to and I couldn’t find their towel so I went in my moms room an looked in her closet she had 2 packs of edibles and 2 blunts beside her hookah in her closet so I’m 15 obviously I wanna try it so I take it and put it in my room not the hookah tho that’s still there so I still can’t find the dogs towel so she goes in my room and finds the stuff that I took from her and she starts going crazy she tore up my whole room an she made me pack all my clothes but she hasn’t kicked me out yet I have this phone that my sister gave me because she know that our mom is crazy and she told me to only use this if I really needed to then she says she is gonna cut all of my hair off and I said I don’t want my hair cut not loud and I haven’t cussed at her once she starts pulling my hair and hitting me with the belt all over my body and I didn’t go to sleep till like 2 in the morning because I was scared to go to sleep because she said she was gonna kill me in my sleep then she said do not touch anything in her kitchen unless she says I can she won’t let me wear any clothes that she bought I have 1 outfit and I have been wearing it for 4 days she won’t let me leave the house or take a shower the only time I eat is when she is sleeping and I told my sister but she doesn’t even know what to do

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  • ccsmod2
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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 sounds like you are going through a difficult time and we want you to know that you are not alone.

    You do not deserve to be abused in any type of way and we are sorry that you have had to go through that. You do have a right to file an abuse report and there are a few ways you can go about doing that. One option to consider would be to call Child Help at 1800-422-4453. You can also talk with a teacher or school counselor, and because they are mandated reporters they would be able to file a report. You can also call or chat with us and we can help you with making a report.

    We are not legal experts but if you do leave home without permission it is a possibility you could be brought back home. You can reach out to us and we can explore other options.

    We hope this information will be helpful in your situation. If you have any other questions or would like to explore more options please give us a call. We are available 24/7 to listen and provide support.
    NRS
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