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    Okay i sm 13 female and i am a aspiring runaway.My options have been thought through and i might want some more help. Just to be clear I have never contacted you but Nrs has helped me through the fourm.What I mean is that i have read posts foe the answers I need. Also I have surfed the web for answers about runaways. I have read plenty of guides but i think it is high time get to the root.You guys are the ultimate runaway resource. For my age it seems very young but it is very well thought out. Now I think that i have explained all that s needed to move on to the next step. Answers. Pray sorry long preview but necessary in my view. So about prosition. It could be a good source of income but it os very dangerous. I would like to know that Nrs's thoughts on this would be. Besides this drugs? Of what purpose are illegal drugs to runaways? It would seem to be counter productive. Rather than keeping you safe from police it would atract them to you. My stance about being talked out of of running away is (or should be) quite clear. I am going to run but answers are what I need first. I also would like to know what the Nrs true purpose is. What do you tell those who planter what do you tell police what do you tell cps what do you tell parents what do you tell youth what do you tell the government. Sorry for long message but i expect full answers to all of my questions. Or i will contact you guys till i get them. Think you for answering all of my questions promptly and fully no omitions. By the way if somebody has contacted you using this device it easier not me. I am on a library computer. I just wanted you to know that. I don't even know if you guys can track the device or not but worth saying and goodbye. I hope that i alone will not be the only one to benefit from this post my final goodbye. Do not try to talk me out of running away it is a waste of words.

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    Re: So I don't want to be judged but listened to.

    Hi there,

    Thank you so much for reaching out to us. It sounds like you are a very thoughtful individual really doing your research before making a move, which is awesome. We’re here to help you the best that we can.

    Here at the National Runaway Safeline, we do not tell anybody what they should or should not do, and we do not encourage any behavior that will put a youth at risk. We’re here to help weigh and work through your options, and develop a plan that will help keep you safe. We work to reduce harm, and we meet you where you are at. Each individual’s experience is different and relative to their own life. It sounds like you are very sure about leaving home and we are not here to tell you not to, but rather keep you safe in what you decide. Our organization practices honesty in all that we do, so we share the same information to anyone that asks, regardless of whether it is a youth, police officer, Child Protective Services, etc. You asked about prostitution and expressed some concerns about the danger of this practice. Engaging in any type of sex work can always be dangerous. To know more about prostitution or human trafficking, you can explore the National Human Trafficking Resource Center here:

    It seems like you have a lot of questions regarding surviving on the streets. These are all very good questions to be asking as it can be very difficult to survive on the street for anyone. We’re not legal experts here at NRS, but we can speak in general terms. For minors specifically (anyone under the age of 1, resources are even more limited in regards to shelters, work, etc. The reason being, as someone under 18, a legal guardian is responsible for your well-being. If legal guardians are not giving you permission to be elsewhere, or stay elsewhere, anyone else that helps you out could be at risk of legal charges such as “harboring a runaway.” If you decide that leaving is your only option, and you are in need of a place to go, you can use to look up the closest Safe Place to you and a crisis worker will come out to talk with you and provide services.
    We are here 24/7. Please, do not hesitate to call us or chat with us online to talk more about your situation if you feel we can be of any more assistance to you.

    Stay safe,
    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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