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  • ccsmod7
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    Hello there, thank you for reaching out today.

    Sounds like you are looking for independence from your family and help with getting on your feet. without them. It's understandable that you are looking to learn basic stills.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. They generally help folks obtain a job, work on educational goals if you have them, and also with life coaching services to teach you how to live on your own. Please call us at 1-800-RUNAWAY or chat us at www.1800runaway.org if you are interested in those services.

    We hope this information is helpful. Please contact us for those transitional living program resources.

    Best,

    NRS

  • Guest
    Guest replied
    I’m 19 and from North Carolina and I need a way out. My family feels like they have to hold my hand every step of the way and it’s driving me crazy. I’ve been ready to leave and start my life on my own for a long time now. But I have no housing situation while I get my feet on the ground. Not to mention because of their hand holding I’m rather lazy and have trouble doing basic things because they never taught me. I need someplace safe to go to and a place where I can learn basic things like driving and how to fold laundry properly. Please help.

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  • ccsmod10
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    Thank you for reaching out to us and telling us your story. It sounds like you are going through a very difficult time right now and we hope to be able to help. We want you to know that here at the National Runaway Safeline we don’t judge or tell you what to do. Our main concern is your safety and providing you with support and as much information as possible before you decide what is best for you. We will never know the pain that you are going through but we can understand what it must be like to feel like you are alone.

    We’re not legal experts here at NRS. Generally it’s not illegal to leave home, but your parents could file a runaway report, the police could get involved, and they could bring you home. The people you’re staying with could potentially get charged with harboring a minor depending on how old you are and the state you are in. You could consider calling your local non-emergency police department to ask about their policies. We also have legal aid resources here if you have specific questions about the laws in your state.

    If you don’t feel safe and feel like you need to get away Nationalsafeplace.org provides a safe location for you to meet a staff member who can take you to a designated place where you can discuss all options about how to stay safe. You can text 44357 the word “safe,” and your location to find a safe location in your area. Once you arrive let someone who works there know you need help connecting with a staff member. We can also look up local shelters for you to see if there are any available in your area if you needed a place to stay for a few nights.
    Sometimes having someone to talk to about what is going on at home can be helpful. If you are in school talking to a school counselor could be helpful or if you wanted other resources in your area the National Alliance on Mental Illness can be a great resource to find support. They could be reached at 1-800-950-NAMI or NAMI.org.

    One service we can offer is to conference call with your parents. This way you could have a conversation with your parents but you would not be alone. For example, it may be hard for you to explain to your parents how you’ve been feeling emotionally and why you want to leave. Sometimes those conversations go better in a conference call because we can advocate for you. If you want to reach us, you can chat with us anytime at 1800runaway.org or call us at 1-800-RUNAWAY. We’re here 24/7, and we are ready to listen and help however we can.

    -NRS

  • Guest
    Guest replied
    I want to runaway from home so bad but I have no where to go like ******** man nothings here for me anymore, I need something to make me happy and there is one person but she’s the only person I have left and I know some time sooner or later she’ll leave and I’ll have no one, you will never understand the pain I feel but please please give me advise on what to do, like don’t just tell me not to runaway I need advise on where to go and what to do, be a friend, not a anti-runaway website

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  • ccsmod3
    commented on Guest's reply
    Hi there,
    Thank you for reaching out to NRS and sharing your situation. It sounds like things are very stressful at home right now with your parents. We at NRS are absolutely here to help in any way we can and along with that is making sure you have a safe place to stay. We can be reached online at www.1800runaway.org via our online chat or over the phone 24/7 at 1-800-786-2929 and have a large database of resources including youth shelters and support services. Another resource to try if looking for a shelter is www.homelessshelterdirectory.org or dialing 211 for shelters in your area. We are also here to discuss everything going on at home and provide any support we can. Another option to consider would be reaching out to trusted family members or family friends who may be able to help facilitate a conversation between you and you’re parents and provide you support.
    We are here to help and hope to hear from you soon.

    Best of Luck,
    NRS

  • Guest
    Guest replied
    I'm 16 and I just can't do it with my parents anymore I left home today, but I have nowhere to go I don't know what to do.

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  • ccsmod5
    commented on Guest's reply
    Hi,
    Thank you for reaching out. It sounds like you’re in a difficult situation and it takes a lot of courage to reach out for support. We are a youth crisis hotline, so we may not have a ton of resources in our database that are appropriate for 24-year-olds; that being said, often transitional living programs serve people up to 24 years old, so feel free to give us a call and we can try to find one for you. Another option is calling 211 (also known as the United Way) for local resources. One more option to try is hud.gov, which has housing resources available by city and state; there may be an agency near you that can help you figure out your next steps.
    Finally, it’s really kind of you to think about others when you say “it doesn’t seem right to take resources from people that are worse off.” We want to let you know that you deserve to be in a situation that feels safe. It is not okay for your mom to get violent with you and it sounds like home is a scary place. These resources are meant for people just like yourself who are in a rough patch and need a safe place to go. Please remember that you deserve support no matter the relative severity of your situation.
    Take care and good luck,
    NRS

  • Guest
    Guest replied
    I'm 24 and live in Wichita, KS. My mother's emotional outbursts are getting more and more violent and I need out. Problem is I don't make enough to rent an apartment and I'm in the middle of getting my degree (online so dorms aren't an option). Are there living options for me? I've tried looking but the results I get are for abuse victims and homeless and it doesn't seem right to take resources from people that are worse off. I have no other family in the area and only one friend and she's not in a position to help aside from letting me use her kitchen. Right now my option is to live in my car. I just need a safe place to sleep. I can work out the rest on my own.Thank you.

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  • ccsmod2
    commented on Guest's reply
    Thank you for reaching out to us here at National Runaway Safeline. We understand that it takes courage to seek help. It sounds like you want to leave your house. You could try asking your guardian if they would allow you to stay with another family member or close friend. Another option that you have is contact CPS if you don't feel safe at home. We hope that this information helps, please feel free to contact us directly via our 24 hour crisis hotline (1-800-786-2929), email, or live chat.

  • Guest
    Guest replied
    I want to leave my house beacuse I’m usless and nobody really wants me at the house either way, If i were to be in the streets I really don’t know what i would do since I’m only 15 and can’t get a job

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  • ccsmod7
    commented on Guest's reply
    Hello there, thanks for reaching out today. Sounds like you are enduring more than anyone should ever have to go through at home.We are so sorry to hear that you are going through that. You so deserve to be treated respect, and to live free of violence. Unfortunately, our knowledge and expertise are limited to the United States so we are not really able to help. You might reach out to the Dubai Foundation for Women and Children at 971-4-606-0300, they might be more help since they are local to you.

    We truly wish you the best,

    NRS

  • Guest
    Guest replied
    hello.. Im 34 years old from dubai. I want to run away from my home. I cant stay with them more cause i have bad brother who always treat me bad and dont let me go out or do what i want to do. Sometimes he slap me and beat me up. If i have money i will never stay home. I want to go out. They makes me going crazy and i have no one to help me. What should i do. Me and my sister working at home like slaves. Please help me out.

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  • ccsmod2
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    re: I want to leave but I have nowhere to go

    Hello,

    Thanks for contacting us. It seems you're feeling fed up and are contemplating running away. We are not legal experts here but we can speak in general terms. If you are under 18 and leave home without permission, your parent/guardian may file a runaway report with the police. What actions the police take once you are filed as a runaway can vary a lot from state to state and even city to city so we cannot predict exactly what would happen in your case. Generally speaking, if you encounter a police officer while reported as a runaway, you will likely be returned home. Another thing to consider is that while running away is not a crime, a legal adult who allows you to stay with them may be putting themselves at risk for being charged with harboring a runaway. One way to find out the laws in your area is to call your local police and ask what their policies are regarding runaway youth.

    Please remember you can reach us directly by calling our 24 hour hotline, 1-800-RUNAWAY (786-2929) or through our Live Chat which is open every day from 4:30p to 11:30p CST

    Take care,
    NRS

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    Guest started a topic I want to leave but I have nowhere to go

    I want to leave but I have nowhere to go

    I'm 14 and I've wanted to run away for so long but I have nowhere to go. I don't think I could last on the streets. There are friends who would probably let me stay with them but I think it's illegal to harbor runaways and I don't want to get anyone in trouble. It's just so stressful at home and I want to live somewhere else.
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