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    I haveabrother who ran away. three years ago. he has been living on his own for the past three years. we reacently there has been major problem at home that invole him. he has gotten in to alot of leagal trouble and has been doing drugs and crime. stealing ying he has alot of trouble. idk what to do to help. i found this website. i want to help. i want to find a new place to have him start. new town new people. that are not going to peer preasure him to drugs. i want to find place that he can go to get off drugs. i am a college student and cant afford anything to help. i need ideas and reasorces to help him. i know this is very bad spelling and punctuation. but any ideas as to try and helphim would be great

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    Re: My brother


    Thank you for contacting the National Runaway Switchboard for ideas on how to help your brother. It sounds like you care a great deal for him and that is much respected here because his safety is our number one priority. Three years is certainly a long time to survive without the proper resources. We certainly provide various resources matching the needs of the person but direct support over the phone also. We can be reached 24 hours a day and we are confidential and anonymous.

    We imagine it must be hard for your brother to navigate life on his own right now. Are you still living at home and has he reached out lately? When it comes to issues stemming from alcohol or drug use we give resources such as Alcohol & Drug Helpline at 1-800-821-4357 to get assistance. We were a bit confuse on whether he was at home now after running away from home or if he was still gone. He is always welcome to call from anywhere toll free.

    We are not sure what age your brother is but above 18, if he is able to care for his own needs, puts him at being an adult and he is allowed to leave home. Younger than 18 still makes him a minor and can limit his access to certain resources that still requires consent when he is away from home.

    We are glad you found us and we hope to continue to be of support to you and your brother. If there is a need for alternative living situations we can always find shelter and transitional living resources if it is needed. Please let us know what resources and where he is now so that we can locate local shelters for him. It is nice to hear you care so much and want the best for him. We hope to hear from you or him soon. Good luck.

    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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