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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 with your mom. 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.
    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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    Guest replied
    momy is so mean i wan to go to my grandma!!!!!!!

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  • Guest
    Guest replied
    Hello I am 12 and I don't want to live with my mom and her boyfriend and I want to live with my grandma instead but my mom will not let me. Is their a way I could move in with my grandma?

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  • ccsmod15
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    Hi there,

    Thanks for reaching out to us. It's totally normal to be scared at the idea of running away because it's such a big decision to face. We would like to help you think about what your options are as well as just get an idea of what's going on for you. The best way we can help is if you call us at 1-800-RUNAWAY (786-2929) or chat with us by clicking on the chat button on our website: www.1800runaway.org. We are confidential and here for you 24/7. Please reach out soon so we can help!

    Stay safe,
    NRS

  • Guest
    Guest replied
    I’m 7 and I’m scared to run away but I need help

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  • ccsmod2
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    Hello There,

    Thank you for reaching out to The National Runaway, we are here to listen and here to provide support to you. It sounds like you are going through a difficult time right now and we want you to know that you are not alone.
    It is unfair that you have to do chores, and your siblings do not do anything around the house to help out. One option to consider would be to talk to your mother about how you are feeling, she may be able to talk with your siblings. You can also consider talking to a school counselor about what is going on at home.
    We are not legal experts but we do have some information on what could happen if you decide to run away. Because you are a minor if you were to leave without permission your mother does have a right to file a runaway report. If the police were to find you they most likely would bring you back home.

    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 give us a call. We are here for you 24/7.
    Best of luck!
    NRS

  • Guest
    Guest replied
    I am 12 I live with my mom and brothers and my brothers dont evr do nything auround the house and they are in their 20s and im the only one ever doing chores. My mom yells at me alot im scared o be alone with her and i just want to leave this place my friedms live in very toxic enviroments and we all want to move to my gma what do we do????

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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 have been going through a difficult time, and we want you to know you are not alone.
    We are not legal experts but if you were to leave without permission your legal guardian could file a runaway report. If the police were to find you they most likely would bring you back home. You could talk with you mom and grandmother about possibly staying with your grandma for a little bit. Also you could consider talking with your grandma or a school counselor about how you are feeling.
    We hope that this information will be helpful to you in your situation. If you have any more questions or would like to explore more options please give us a call. We are here 24/7 to listen and to provide support. Best of luck!
    NRS

  • Guest
    Guest replied
    Hello!im wondering if I can run away and live with my grandma she’s way more nicer than my mom but how should I do this I’m think I should call my gradual when no ones here and ask her to pick me up BECUASE I’m 9 and I know a lot about stuff I can manly cook for myself and also I can take care of myself BECUASE in the day she goes to work and I really don’t not like to be yelled at from my mom all the time I love her and all but-she just too mean s oh got to go if you read this tganks for taking your time!!bye.

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  • ccsmod15
    commented on Guest's reply
    Hello,
    Thank you for reaching out to us. It sounds like the food situation at home has been pretty shaky, and it’s tough to feel like you’ve got steady access to food. What you can do about your situation really depends on what you’re comfortable with, and we would encourage you to reach out to us if this is something you’d like to discuss.

    It may help to talk to your mom about what you’ve noticed regarding the food situation at home, and the concerns you have about making sure there’s enough food for both of you at home. If you and your mom are experiencing food insecurity, it may help to talk to your mom about maybe looking for a local food pantry so that they can help supplement the food that your mom isn’t able to get. If you feel like your grandma may be good option for you, it may help to talk to her about what you’ve noticed to see if she may be able to help talk to your mom. Whatever you decide, know that we are here for you. Depending on where you live, there may be several options that you and your mom can explore to make sure that there’s enough food at home. We’re available 24/7 via chat at www.1800runaway.org or by phone at 1.800.786.2929 (RUNAWAY). We’re here to listen, here to help. Stay safe!

    NRS

  • Guest
    Guest replied
    My mom. I love her but sometimes she can be CRAZY. She sits outside all night smoking and she used to smoke weed. she doesn’t buy food for me To snack on sometimes I start eating dinner and if I don’t eat it all and go to the bath room when I come back my food is gone some days I do t get lunch I know that there are people with worse problems but I don’t know

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  • ccsmod6
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    Thank you for contacting NRS. It sounds like you are going through a very tough time and we’re glad you reached out to us. It sounds like you are experiencing a lot of very difficult issues and we are sure that that feels overwhelming to you. It is very brave of you to take control of the situation and look for solutions and contacting us is definitely a great first step.

    If you are having suicidal thoughts that is a very serious situation. If you are feeling like you are going to harm yourself you should call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 or www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org. They have volunteers available 24/7 to talk to you and help you to find the resources you need. Another potential resource is the National Alliance on Mental Illness at 1-800-950-NAMI (6264), text NAMI to 741741 or www.nami.org.

    We are not legal experts, but we can provide some general information that may be helpful to you. Laws vary from state to state, but as a 15 year old you are likely considered a minor. Running away is not a crime, but if you do leave home, and you are picked up by the police, they would likely take you back to your parents. As you pointed out, in some states if you are staying with someone and you are picked up there, they could be charged with harboring a runaway.

    You could consider calling the non-emergency number of your local police department and they may be able to tell you how they handle runaway and harboring cases. Since you are considering going to your grandmother’s house, they may be unlikely to charge her with harboring a runaway. If you are not comfortable making the call yourself, you can call us and we can make the call with or for you.
    You also mention that you had charges files against you. Since you are a minor, these are most likely juvenile charges. If so, they are not criminal charges. The fact that these charges exist could affect the way the police would handle your case if you are picked up.

    You can always call or chat with us at 1-800-RUNAWAY (786-2929) or www.1800runaway.org. We have volunteers available 24/7 to talk and to help you find the information and resources you need to deal with your situation.
    We wish you the best!

  • Guest
    Guest replied
    I just recently got filed charges on behavioral issues. I want to leave and go live with my grandma who will take good care of me. I already tried to tell my parents I want to live with her but they won’t let me saying it’s a bad choice. I don’t have any independence at my house, sometimes get over punished for back-talking and other behavior stuff, my parents don’t accept me, and they won’t let me hang out with most of my fiends. I am 15 but can’t take it anymore. My stepdad told me I can leave if I want to but I’m scared he was just saying that to get me to go to jail. In my state anyone who helps me run away with be put into jail for about a year. My grandma is 73 and doesn’t deserve that but she just wants to help. Please help me out. I don’t know what to do anymore. Anyone I go to will be in trouble and I might be as well. My parents are the main reason I wanna die though so idk what to do.

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  • ccsmod2
    commented on Guest's reply
    Hello There.
    Thank you so much for reaching out to The National Runaway Safeline and sharing some of your story with us. It does sound like you are going through a really difficult time right now.
    One option to consider would be to speak with your father about letting you come back. We know that these conversations can be awkward so that is why at NRS we offer conference calling. Conference calling allows you to be heard and we are there to provide support to you.
    We are not legal experts but if you do leave home without permission your legal guardian could file a runaway report. If the police were to find you they most likely would bring you back home. One option you could consider is emancipation, which would grant you adult rights before turning 18. To find out more about emancipation you can call your local court house or call us for free legal aid numbers. Another option since you mentioned you are depressed would be too speak with a school counselor about what is going on. Sometimes it helps to have someone you can talk to and vent too.
    We hope this information will be helpful to you in your situation. If you have any other questions or would like to explore more options please give us a call. We are here 24/7 to listen and provide support to you. Best of luck!
    NRS

  • Guest
    Guest replied
    Im currently living with my parents in pa after my dad kicked me out I used to live in ny and I want to run away to go live with my grandma I am not happy here at all I have no friends or family here and I think my dad should take me back but he is mad at me and my boyfriend doesn’t want to do long distance so it’s making me feel very depressed I am thinking of running away what should I do I’m only 17

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