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My stepdad chokes me and he curses and beats me

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  • My stepdad chokes me and he curses and beats me

    I need help and my mom does nothing about it, when I try to tell someone she finds out and takes my phone away.

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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. I am sorry to hear that your Mom is taking things from you and your stepdad is treating you so poorly. You do not deserve to be hurt by anyone.

    It must be really hard that when you reach out for help your phone gets taken away. Do you have anyone at school or home that you could trust to help you get to a safe place when you are unsafe at home? If you do not have anyone to call and need to get out of the house, you could use TXT 4 HELP, text the word “safe” and your current location (city/state/zip) to 4HELP (44357). Within seconds, you will receive a message with the closest Safe Place site and phone number for the local youth agency. You will also have the option to text interactively with a professional for more help. It’s quick, easy, safe and confidential. This service provides a brief place to go if you need a safe place in an emergency.

    If you need support discussing what is happening at home or are interested in making an abuse report you can call Child Help 1-800-422-4453. An advocate can work with you and call the reporting line with you and provide support through your challenging time. If you need any additional resources or would like support in making a claim or making a safety plan, please do not hesitate to call NRS directly at 1-800-786-2929 or visit We are here 24/7 to take calls and chats. We can better support you with resources and referrals if we know where you are located and more about your story.

    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.

    Be safe,

    Please remember you can reach us directly by calling our 24 hour hotline, 1-800-RUNAWAY (786-2929) or through our Live Chat.

    National Runaway Safeline
    [email protected] (Crisis Email)
    1-800-RUNAWAY (24 Hour Hotline)


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