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  • ccsmod0
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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 your girlfriend is faced with right now and you’re wanting to find a way to help them as you mentioned her being kicked out. It’s great that your girfriend has support and concern from you especially since this time is quite difficult for her.
    Having a space to vent and explore options may often bring out a solution previously not thought of. We are here as support to help you and your friend through this challenging time. We can best help by phone or chat. 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’re here to listen and to help and hope you or your friend can reach out soon.
    Take care,
    NRS

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    My girlfriends parents are mad at her and I don’t know why and they told her to leave and come to my house if she didn’t like there rules but idk if it’s ok or if I would get in trouble she is about to be 17

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  • ccsmod13
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    Hi there,

    Thank you for taking the time to contact us here at NRS. We appreciate you sharing what your home life and current situation has been like. It sounds like the family dynamic and your brother's inappropriate behavior has been taking it's toll. It is never okay for someone to threaten to kill you or to put their hands on you. Your mom should never escalate to violence during arguments but this was especially dangerous and out of line considering you are also pregnant. You and your child have a right to proper medical care and housing. While you are still a minor, it is your mother's responsibility to provide basic necessities like these. You deserve to feel supported and to be treated with respect. We want you to know that you are not alone in this, and we are here to listen and help 24/7.

    If your mom does kick you out again, you do have the option to report this to child protective services. Their goal is to ensure you and your child have a safe place to live. If you want to learn more about reporting and what it could look like for you, you can speak with an advocate at childhelp.org. Another option is to go to a youth shelter which would provide a safe place to stay as well as additional support coming up with a long-term plan. We are happy to connect you with resources in your area if you contact us directly by phone 1-800-786-2929 or through our live chat services at 1800runaway.org.

    Planned Parenthood can help with providing free and/or low cost services for both you and your child. You can visit their website at https://www.plannedparenthood.org/ to find more information on this and for nearby clinics.

    We truly want to be a support for you as you decide on your next steps. We are available 24/7 to listen and help as much as possible. Please do not hesitate to reach out again by phone or chat if you would like to talk more in-depth about your situation and explore your options. You can contact us by phone at 1-800-786-2929 or use our live chat services at www.1800runaway.org.

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    Hi I am 16 female and I am currently 33 weeks pregnant my family has a ton of issues. we all got into an argument where they had been drinking (my mom and my 18 year old brother) my brother said really messed up things and as a joke I recorded it and was joking saying I was going to post it. He then threatened to kill me and ran at me by they held him back. I left and went outside because I continued to think it was a joke. I came in like 20 minutes later and he was still saying how he was going to kill me so I got mad and said ill post it if he doesn't be quiet. My mom then came in my room trying to grab my phone so I wouldn't be able to post all the terrible stuff he was saying. And then I told her I was going to call the cops and I left my room and she kicked me from behind not to the point it hurt or anything but then she told me to leave and not come back so I did. She later after a couple hours told me to come inside where she continued to yell and say he was joking that he was going to kill me. And now she is saying that I can not use the insurance for my baby and I have no clue how to get my own insurance for my baby. I also do not have anywhere to go if she kicks me out again (this has happened on more than once) I have no job because I am pregnant and no where else to go. They are laughing and making fun of me and blaming everything on me. My baby has a lot of issues and he needs medical attention after he is born. What can I do?

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  • ccsmod0
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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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    Guest replied
    Im a 16 year old girl my mom found my v****** and thought I was having sex so now she doesn't want me here
    Last edited by ccsmod0; 06-15-2020, 12:18 AM.

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  • ccsmod13
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    Hello,

    Thanks for contacting NRS 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 with figuring out your next steps in this difficult situation. Asking for help was really responsible and smart of you.

    As a minor you have a right to a safe place to live, and it is not okay that your uncle suddenly kicked you out. This can be seen as neglect and you do have the option to report this to child protective services. If you would like to learn more about how to make a report you can contact Child Help at 1-800-422-4453 or go to childhelp.org.

    We can connect you to any youth shelters in your area if you call our hotline at 1-800-786-2929 or use our live chat at 1800runaway.org. A shelter can provide a safe place to live as well as help figuring out a long term plan.

    We truly want to be a support for you as you decide on your next steps. We are available 24/7 to listen and help as much as possible. Please do not hesitate to reach out again by phone or chat if you would like to talk more in-depth about your situation and explore your options. You can contact us by phone at 1-800-786-2929 or use our live chat services at www.1800runaway.org.

    Stay safe,
    NRS

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    Guest replied
    I'm 16 and I got kicked out my uncle took all my money and my friend said I can only stay a week at thier house I don't know my mom, dad and aunt so what do I do?.

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  • ccsmod15
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    Hey there,
    Happy birthday a bit early, it’s unfortunate that you don’t feel welcome at home because of your sexuality. We are who we are and should be respected and supported, not threatened with being kicked out at 16. For the record if they did try to kick you out that would constitute neglect and be a reportable offence for child abuse.
    You mentioned wanting to get into foster care, from what we know that requires the state to find your home life unfit in some way. It’s possible that reporting your parents for neglect or verbal abuse would be enough but for more information you can look at childhelp.org for more information.
    You mentioned you had started cutting again and wanted to let you know about To Write Love on Her Arms which is a youth self-harm community based website to talk about that subject. There is also the Trevor Project which is a LGBTQ+ based suicide lifeline which can be reached at 1-866-488-7386.
    Other than that it’s good to have a plan as to where you will go if you do leave. If you left your parents would need to file a runaway report on you. Running away isn’t illegal it’s known as a status offence meaning police would simply bring you back home after they find you. Those you stay with however could potentially face charges of harboring a runaway. It’s also good to consider bringing any proof of identity documents such as a learner’s permit or driver’s license as often you can’t receive help without one.
    Hopefully this information is helpful for you. Nobody should feel unsafe at home like that. If you just need someone to talk with or have more questions please don’t hesitate to reach out to our 24/7 hotline at 1-800-RUNAWAY or chat with us online.

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    Guest replied
    tomorrow is my birthday and i'm finally turning 16, i was looking into emancipation for the longest but i am far from financially stable. my mom hates me and her and her boyfriend want to kick me out because of my sexuality.. i cant just wait it out for 2 years. they're making my life miserable, i just want to finish school, and be able to go to practices and once i turn 18, i want to enlist. they want me out of the house, but arent actually "kicking me out" but they are mmaking my life a living hell. and they're doing it in front of my little siblings too I was looking into foster care but i don't know where to start. i left a bag of my stuff outside because i was planning on running away, but when i went outside, the police were there about to go through my bag! i said it was my summer camp stuff and they went along with it. I know how to do laundry, cook, clean, etc... I just need somewhere to go. i'm at an all time low right now and ive started cutting again...
    i just wanna be ok
    im treated like crap
    i need to know that there's a way out
    can i go into foster care voluntarily??
    HELP!!

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  • ccsmod10
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    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. If you’re feeling unsafe and need a safe place to go and talk to someone, you may wish to visit The National Safeplace website (www.nationalsafeplace.org). This organization provides access to immediate help and supportive resources for youth in need. You can look up your city and state to see if there are any safe places near you listed. So that is always an option if you feel like talking to someone in person about what has been going on or if you just need of a safe place to stay.

    You also may use your phone to text the word “safe” and your current location (city/state/zip) to 44357. If there are safe places and shelters nearby, a list of those will be sent to your phone and you may have the option to text back and forth with a trained counselor as well.

    Be safe,

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    Guest replied
    Im 15, turning 16 in a few months and my mom seems done with me

    My mom isn't like others, we get into spats and she gets upset with me frequently. Today, I thought she'd punch me in the throat, because she said she would. She told me she was thinking about sending me away to my dad, but he's states away and he most likely can't take care of me. Im scared I won't have anywhere to go if she kicks me out. My older siblings have moved out, and I don't know what to do. I'm a straight A student, I do what she asks, but she still gets so angry with me over things other parents don't care about. I'm scared and I don't know what to do. I'm a sophomore in highschool and I want to graduate from the same school, I'm afraid I can't stay with her anymore, or she'll put me out all by myself. I don't have the slightest clue of what to do and that's terrifying.. please help me.

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  • ccsmod15
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    We're sorry to hear you're having a tough time at your dad's and at school. Just so you know, your dad doesn't have the legal right to kick you out of the house. That would be considered neglect and you could file an abuse report on him if he kicks you out or continues to threaten you like that.

    It's understandable that you'd feel some apprehension at getting Child Protective Services (CPS) involved and that you don't want to be separated from your mom or cause havoc in your family. Just so you know, an abuse report doesn't automatically remove you from the home. It just means that an investigation is started into your family situation. So much depends on what the severity is of whatever is going on. Quite often CPS will try to just see that the situation at home improves, not necessarily that anyone is removed from the home. So no one can know for sure what would happen if you did file an abuse report.

    We'd like to explore your situation more with you but would need a few more details from you in order to do so. The best way we can help is if you give us a call at 1-800-RUNAWAY or chat with us via the portal on our main page, www.1800runaway.org. Please be safe! We hope to hear from you soon!

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    Guest replied
    Hi,
    I recently got suspended from school and my dad keeps telling me to get out of his house, and to do painful household tasks. My mom is in Virginia for work related things, and I want to call child protective services but I don't want to be separated from my mom. I feel like if I call them, they're going to rip my family apart, which I refuse to happen. If I do call them, do I still get separated from my mom and brother?

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  • ccsmod10
    commented on Guest's reply
    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. If you’re feeling unsafe and need a safe place to go and talk to someone, you may wish to visit The National Safeplace website (www.nationalsafeplace.org). This organization provides access to immediate help and supportive resources for youth in need. You can look up your city and state to see if there are any safe places near you listed. So that is always an option if you feel like talking to someone in person about what has been going on or if you just need of a safe place to stay.

    You also may use your phone to text the word “safe” and your current location (city/state/zip) to 44357. If there are safe places and shelters nearby, a list of those will be sent to your phone and you may have the option to text back and forth with a trained counselor as well.

    Be safe,
    NRS
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