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  • #46
    Uhm this is my first time on here but ive run away alot of times , but i still dont feel safe or happy at home my family make me feel like im useless pathetic and would threaten me with phrases of what they would do to me , my family do not want me here and i dont wanna be here i wanna leave , weve already had "people" tryna help the family b

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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 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.
      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 forum 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 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

  • #47
    im 17 and want to run away which i have a couple weeks ago.. but what do i do if my mom calls me?

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    • ccsmod15
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      Thank you for reaching out to us. If you’re 17 and a runaway, if your mom calls, it’s ultimately up to you to decide whether you want to talk to her, though keep in mind she does have the right to file a runaway report via the police. If you'd like to use us a mediator for a conversation between the two of you you can give us a call at 1-800-RUNAWAY. How the police react and whether they take any action to look for you, can depend. We can’t predict what they will do, whether they will start looking for you, do nothing, or what. Generally speaking, the closer you are to 18 the less likely the police will search for you. Just so you know, in most states at 18, you are the age of majority and can chose to live independently of your parents.

      If you do runaway, its important to have a plan on where to go and be safe. A plan would include brining all your important IDs and identification, money to buy food, etc., clothing, and anything you need. If you want to talk further or chat with the National Runaway Safeline, please do not hesitate to call us at 1-800-RUNAWAY or chat with us via the chat feature on our website: www.1800runaway.org We are here 24/7 and hope to hear from you soon to see how we can further help. Good luck and stay safe!
      Last edited by ccsmod15; 02-04-2022, 09:31 AM.

  • #48
    My mom and dad keep threatening to beat me and they have been doing that for a few days and sometimes they beat me with chargers and sometimes whatever they find and I'm a minor what can I do in this situation?

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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 really difficult time and we want you to know that you are not alone.
      Home is a place where you deserve to feel safe, and we are sorry that it sounds like you do not feel safe at home. It sounds like you are going through physical abuse, and you have every right to make a report. There are a few ways that you can make an abuse report and we will explain the different ways. One option is you could talk with a school counselor or teacher, because they are mandated reporters they would be required to make a report. Another option is you could call Child Help at 1800-422-4453 and they can help with making a report they also have a chat function at ChildHelp,org. Lastly, you can always call or chat with us and we can help you make a report.
      We hope this information will be helpful to you in your situation. We are available to help you and support you 24/7. We wish you the best of luck!
      NRS
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