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  • i fight with my mom and have had enough but no where to go any suggestions family is all gone except for her and no friends that can take me in and im not able to provide for myself so i cant get emancipated

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    • ccsmod3
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      Hi there,
      Thanks for reaching out to National Runaway Safeline and sharing a little bit about what is going. It takes a lot of courage to reach out and especially in a time where you have a really tough and complex situation at home. If staying at home doesn't feel like a safe option to you right now, you might also be able to stay in a shelter. If you give us a call at 1-800-RUNAWAY we might be able to talk through your options on where to stay and give you specific resources in your area. We have a database of shelters and resources, and we could help you locate a place to stay and help you contact shelters via telephone. We are not legal experts here, but since you're under 18 you might face some challenges when searching for shelters. Some shelters may at some point need to get parental consent for longer stays, however there are other options for emergency housing too. You can look up some of these options yourself using: 211.org, nationalsafeplace.org, homelessshelterdirectory.com.
      It can be difficult to know how to talk to your parents and express your feelings about how you are feeling. We would encourage you to reach out to a trusted adult, teacher, relative, and friend that you can talk to and potentially help you mediate a conversation with your parents about your current situation. At NRS, we do offer a service call conference calling, where you can call into our hotline and then we would reach out to your guardian and help advocate for you, help you express the needs you have to your parents.
      We are here for you and will support you in anyway that we can. Please feel free to call into us directly as we can talk further about your situation and find resources that are best for you in your area. Stay strong and you are not alone in this! Our hotline ( 1-800-RUNAWAY) and chat are open 24/7.
      -NRS

  • Hello I'm 12 and I'm thinking about running away because I want to keep my family safe but so far I feel like no one would believe me so please believe me. About 3 weeks ago I started feeling like I was being sadi

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    • ccsmod5
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      Hi, there,
      It sounds like you’re in a challenging situation and are concerned for your family’s safety. We are unsure of the details, but if you ever feel like you or your family are in danger you can always call 9-1-1. We would be very happy to help in any way we can, whether you need resources or someone to brainstorm options. We are here 24/7 at 1-800-786-2929. We hope to hear from you soon. Stay safe!
      --NRS

  • I'm 17 I have ran away twice in the past two weeks each time the cops brought me home. the first time they found me in under an hour. then this past Friday i thought i was smarter but they still found me within 4 hours and took me home. i have an open dyfes case so they had to call my social worker and they had to come back to my house and question everyone in my house again for the fourth time this month. but nobody is doing anything to help me so im probably gonna be running away again by the end of the week. your mom can call the cops and she probably will but if you really need to run away your gonna need to move fast and if you don't want the cops to bring you back home by the end of the night your going to have to blend in wherever you go. and don't go to a friends house like i did thats where they are going to look for you first.

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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 it’s causing you to want to runaway. 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 and that sounds like what has been happening.

      We are sorry to hear that no one has been able to help you out of this situation but if there is any abuse going on you can still report it each time it happens. If you want more information about abuse reporting or if you want to file a report, you could call Child Help at 1-800-422-4453.

      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.

      It can be difficult to manage situations like this and you don’t have to do it alone. We would love to talk more about the details of your situation so that we can work towards a solution you find acceptable. If you would like to share more, please feel free to call our 24 hour hotline at 1-800Runaway (786-2929) or use our live chat.

      Take care

      -NRS
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