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  • ccsmod15
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    Hi! Thank you for reaching out to National Runaway Safeline. We understand it take a lot of courage to reach out for help with what is going on, and we appreciate you for taking that step. It must be difficult to be living in a situation that is making you want to run away.

    Running away from home is a big decision to make, so it can be helpful to work through how this would look for you. If you would like to talk in more detail about what has been going on and work through what options would be best for you, please feel free to call us on our 24/7 hotline at 1-800-RUNAWAY (786-2929) or join a chatroom on our website https://www.1800runaway.org/youth-te...#get-help-chat. We are here to support you with what you are going through.

    Good luck!

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    I'm 12 and I want to run away right now

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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 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 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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    My real dad and My mom got a divorce when I was 3 and I now have a step dad and haven't seen My real dad in years.
    something tells me to leave my home while the other says to stay. Mi don't know what to do parents fight often and its at night so I have lack of sleep but they blame it on my phone but I don't use my phone at night also I am 12 and I feel numb sometimes and I sometimes feel nothing but emptiness . last night I cried my self to sleep and thought about tuning away but I have no money and its fall and I want it to stop to just all to stop for a while because I can't take it much longer and I have thought about this since Summer of 2020 and I want to escape but how?
    things I would bring
    Tent
    Sleeping bag
    Pocket knife
    clothes
    My phone
    my comfort stuffy
    backpack
    Face mask
    Trash bags
    compass
    Flash light with extra batteres
    Matches
    A pan
    my bike
    And my survival guide book

    I'm scared and I want this to end
    Questions are
    what else should I bring
    What should I leave at home
    Should I really do this
    Can I go to a homeless shelter
    will the cops make me go back home
    Can I get a job?
    Also im in indiana , America in Evansville
    please help me i don't know what to do .

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  • ccsmod15
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    Hello! Thanks for reaching out to the NRS. We're sorry to hear that you're struggling at home and being bullied at school. You deserve to be somewhere that makes you feel wanted and safe.

    It's good that you had the initiative to decide and reach out to us about safety (and even legal) considerations before taking action. One thing that you already brought up is the fact that winter is coming and finding yourself without a warm place to stay can be very dangerous. Are you going to stay with family? friends? Other things you should keep in mind include where you will find food as well as where you're going to get money in order to buy the other things you need. Additionally, if you do have a place to go, how are you going to transport yourself there? In these sorts of situations it's important to consider all the variables that come with a big decision. One way to best flesh out one of these situations is talking to a trusted adult or even a friend about what you're feeling and what you are planning to do. Finally, while we aren't legal experts here at NRS, because you are 12, you are still a minor. We want you to be aware that it is within your parents' rights to file a missing persons report if you go off the radar, and it is possible that if you stay with another adult that they will be in trouble for harboring you.

    That said, if you are still committed to running away and do not have place to go, there are youth homeless shelters we can help you find if you connect with us over call or chat. However, thse locations are not usually long-term. If you have more questions or just want to talk about your situation more with one of our representatives, feel free to call us at 1-800-RUNAWAY (1-800-786-2929) or chat with us at 1800runaway.org.

    NRS

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    im 12 almost 13 I wanna run away because i tired of being blamed for every thing I do and being bullied at school.

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  • ccsmod13
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    Hi- Thank you for reaching out to NRS and telling us a little about what is going on and what you are looking to do. We know it can be difficult to reach out but you are taking a great first step to get support.

    It sounds like you are looking to leave home and get space away from your family. There are a few options we can look at. The first and easiest option is to get your parent’s permission to leave and live somewhere else. If you are looking for options for a foster home, you can contact Child Protective Services at childhelp.org or calling 1-800-422-4453. Another option is emancipation and this is often a lengthy and difficult process. Most states require the youth to be at least 16 years old and able to demonstrate they can support themselves financially. There are other options NRS can assist with like searching for legal aid resources so you can obtain advice from a lawyer.

    If you would like to go over more in depth about what is going on and explore options further, please do not hesitate to call us at 1-800-RUNAWAY or chat with us through 1800runaway.org. We are available 24/7 and here to listen and support you anyway we can.

    Thank you, NRS

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    Guest replied
    I’m 12 years old and I rill wanna run away
    plans
    run away to nyc or California
    I’m so scared to get caught but u know
    life is life and it’s short so I have to enjoy it
    while it’s now,ofc I’m going to miss my family but
    all they do it judg me and body shame me so
    yah ofc I love them but I can’t handle this.
    im going to bring…
    food.water.money.pads.act
    i really need to do it after Christmas lol
    so I can have more money to get a flight to Cali
    ill prob stay out ther for like 8 months and then. I will
    ask to go in a foster home. I love this to get my feeling out

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  • ccsmod9
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    Hello,
    Thank you for contacting NRS. We appreciate you reaching out to us and trusting us with your situation. We understand it takes courage to reach out for help. We are truly sorry to hear that your mom and her boyfriend are causing you harm. We want to be clear and say that is not okay and you do not deserve to feel hurt or be hurt in any way. Your safety and well-being is important. If you are at risk of any danger or feeling unsafe, we encourage you to reach out to 911 or seek emergency assistance immediately. The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-TALK (8255); www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org is also a great resource to reach out to in addition to our crisis services.

    Often, having a safe space to share how you’re feeling may bring a variety of solutions previously not thought of. Suicide is a permanent solution to a temporary problem. This may be an isolating and lonely time for you, but you are not alone in this. We want you to know that we are here as support to help you through this challenging time.

    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).

    We hope to hear from you soon.

    Be safe and stay strong,

    NRS

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    Guest replied
    hi i am 14 i hate my life i am physically and mentally abused everyday by my mom and her boyfriend ive tried suicide multiple times i dont know what to do can i runaway

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  • ccsmod15
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    First of all, thank you so much for reaching out. We know it can take a lot of courage to do so especially in such a scary and difficult situation. It is absolutely not fair that you are being treated that way.

    Our main priority is that you stay safe. If you do not feel like you are safe at home, we want to make sure you get into a safe situation. If you do feel like you want to report your dad to Child Protective Services, you can go to childhelp.com and reach out to the ChildHelp National Abuse Hotline. Another option to report your dad is to reach out to us and have us help you make a report.

    If you do not want to take this option and you still feel like it is not safe at home, it is not illegal to runaway from home. However, if you do run away, your dad may decide to file a runaway report. If this happens, the police may decide to look for you and bring you back home. If you decide to do this and need somewhere to go, you can look into https://www.homelessshelterdirectory.org/ for your area.

    We are available 24/7 to talk more in depth about your situation and offer additional resources for places you can go if you do decide to run away. You can reach out to us through live chat at 1800runaway.org or by phone at 1-800-RUNAWAY(786-2929).

    Best of luck and stay safe,
    NRS

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    Guest replied
    so my dad always hits me and pulls my hair and throws me to the ground and he calls me a theift and a liar and when he thinks i am lying he hits me and leaves bruises and marks and he always says he is gonna call the cops and i said well i am going to tell them what u do and he said they wont care

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  • ccsmod9
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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. We want you to know that we are here as support to help you through this challenging time. It seems like your sister is wanting to run away. It might be a good idea to talk with her about what she is thinking of and how she wants to go about it to plan for safety if she did leave. Some important information that might be helpful to think about is basic runaway laws. Typically a youth cannot leave home until they turn 18 if they do parents/guardians have the right to file a runaway report with the police. From there the police would be looking for your sister. Anyone who houses her has the potential to be charged with harboring a runaway. If you would like to find more information as to what can happen we would be happy to call the police on your behalf and ask what can happen if you choose to run away. We can best help by phone or chat as NRS is unable to respond more than twice by email or bulletin for assistance. If you would like to talk more in detail and share more about how we can help specifically, 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.

    We hope to hear from you soon.

    Be safe, NRS

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    Guest replied
    Please Please help! I'm 11 and my life is screwed... I've lost MANY (5 in like 4 yrs) animals and my family is all like idek... no joke but my sister(15 yrs old) wants to run away but please tell me what to do

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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. We want you to know that we are here as support to help you through this challenging time. We can best help by phone or chat as NRS is unable to respond more than twice by email or bulletin for assistance. If you would like to talk more in detail and share more about how we can help specifically, 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.
    We hope to hear from you soon.
    Be safe,
    NRS
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