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    no one ever belives me and they said cuz my friend got bit by a dog and they said i pushed her and iam thinkin that im goin to leave and not come back for a day cuz they aways never belive me i love my friend y would i do that

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    Re: dought for family and friends

    Hello,

    Thank you for contacting us at the National Runaway Switchboard. We glad you reached out. It sounds like you are dealing with a lot right now. We want you to know that we are here for you and that you do not deserve blame for something you know you did not do. Are you being accused of pushing your friend into the dog or pushing her after she was already bitten by a dog? We imagine that must be a lot of burden to carry especially when no one is listening.

    We are here to listen to you. We wish to hear from you anytime you need a voice of reason. We are always here to support you. We can also connect you to resources in your area for added services as well. We are not in the position to tell you what to do but we are all trained the same way and it is our duty as crisis intervention workers to take what you say without judgment. We are confidential and anonymous. We can be reached 24 hours a day at 1800RUNAWAY to talk to you about options and ways to remain safe.

    We care a lot for your safety here and wish for you to not get hurt. What are your expectations for running away? How do you plan on staying safe? Running away is not illegal but your parents still reserve the right to make a runaway report with the local police. If your parents decide on it, the purpose is to protect from charges of neglect to not risk getting into trouble and to track you. If you are found, the police are expected to return you home. There are certain measures that they can take besides returning you home but it comes down to their own discretion.

    If you are interested in resources or have questions for where you can stay, we are here to speak with you in person directly. The thing to know is that harboring a runaway is illegal even though running away is not. If you stay with friends or family without consent of your parents, they run the risk of creating legal trouble for themselves. If you have more questions, please feel free to call us here. Good luck.

    -NRS
    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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