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    Hey Idk how this stuff works I'm 17 and I've always had bad home problems do you know if I'm allowed to get out and call my father and go live with him or would I be able to live with some friends btw my names ben

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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. We feel we can best help by phone or chat. 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
    I have a question can my mom put me out for not paying her she theatening me all the time she drinks all the time

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  • ccsmod4
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    Reply: Can you move out at 17..


    Hello,
    Thanks for contacting the National Runaway Safeline.

    We understand it takes great courage to reach out, and we appreciate you sharing a little bit about what’s going on.
    Just so that you know we are not legal experts and only can provide some general legal information when it comes to someone running away or someone assisting/aiding a person running away.

    Someone under 18 that leaves home, the parent/guardian may file them as a runaway and they may be returned home. Also, those that a reported runaway stays with may run the risk of being charged with harboring a runaway. Anyone found to be assisting or aiding someone to run away may also find themselves at risk legally. For more specifics on the law, you might consider contacting the local non-emergency number for the police. You might also look for a legal aid center in the area. They may be able to answer any legal questions on the subject.

    If you would like to talk more in detail 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.

    Our contact information is 1-800-RUNAWAY (786-2929); www.1800runaway.org (click on the chat button).


    Take care,
    NRS

    We hope this response was helpful! We’d love to hear from you about your experience using our crisis email/forum. Your feedback plays an important role in helping us improve our services to youth and families. Please click the link to fill out our survey: Your Opinion Matters to Us

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    Can you move out at 17 in Muskegon mi without parent permission?
    Last edited by ccsmod4; 10-12-2018, 05:19 AM.

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  • ccsmod15
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    Battling with depression and running away from home is never easy. It also takes a lot of courage to reach out and ask for advice.

    In Michigan, you would need to be 18 to leave home without parental consent. Considering your parents had the police bring you home the first time, it is likely they would try to do that again. Also, your boyfriend’s parents could get in trouble for harboring a runaway if the police found you there after the report was filed. You could talk to your parents about them allowing you to leave home as an option.
    A counselor or mental health professional is a great resource for help with depression. Some work on a sliding scale, based on how much money you make.

    We appreciate you reaching out and wish you the best. Please don’t hesitate to call or chat with us if you have more questions.

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    hi, I am 17 and am severely depressed I have ran away around 2-3 weeks ago and was staying at my boyfriends house but the grand blanc cops brought me back home. I ran away because my moms boyfriend is nothing but an asshole and I could stay at my boyfriends parents house but my moms boyfriend is doing everything in his power to keep my 20 year old boyfriend and I away from each other what can I do I want to move out but no one here will let m I will be 18 in 7 months and I graduate in 8 months what can I do?

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  • ccsmod10
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    Hi there,

    Thank you so much for reaching out! We are very sorry to hear how your dad treats you. You do not deserve to be treated like that by anyone, especially by a family member. We can talk through a few things and see how we can best help you, and if anything we mention here sounds like it can help or you want to talk about different options, feel free to contact us at 1-800-RUNAWAY as we are 24/7.

    It is not fair that you are being treated that way by your father. It sounds very difficult that he seems to be caring and loving and then change as you mentioned.
    Something you can look into is filing a report of child abuse. We are not here to define child abuse, but you did mention feeling emotionally abused and if it something you want to pursue you do have the right to. Child Help (1-800-422-4453) is a great resource for more information on child abuse filing and what the process may look like. They can also help you get the number to where you can file the report. We can also be resource to help you through this process and answer any questions you have, but we are also what is called a mandated reporter. This means if you talk about feeling abused and give us any identifying factors like your name, your address, you dad’s name, etc we would have to pass along what we know to Child Protective Services to file a report. If you want to talk confidentially. We are also happy to do that if you do not tell us any of those identifying factors. School personal like a guidance counselor, social worker, or a teacher are also mandated reporters so you can also speak to them if you want to look into filing a report.

    We aren’t legal experts, but since you did mention you are 17 and close to being 18, if you did decide to leave home to live with your mom, your dad can file a runaway report since you are still a minor if he does have sole custody of you. This essentially means he would reach out to the non-emergency police to say you left home, and it is a status offense meaning you wouldn’t get arrested but it is just something you are not allowed to do since you are under the general age of majority. In some states and with police departments, runaway reports for people that are close to turning 18. This is some information you may want to know, but
    it sounds like you are concerned about your way to college if you do leave. We can brainstorm ideas on how to pursue this issue if you feel comfortable reaching out to us via phone or chat. We can talk through some of the things you are concerned about if you do decide to leave and think through the questions you have if you do decide you have to leave from you dad’s.

    Again we are here 24/7 for you. It must be hard to talk about this situation and it is very brave of you to reach out. We are happy to talk to you further over the phone or on chat on our website. We hope to hear from you soon!

    Best, NRS

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    I’m 17 years old, almost 18, but my dad is emotionally abusive, as in he degrades me, calls me names, has cut me off from my friends, who have been supporting me, and has hurt me before. He has shoved me into a wall, onto stairs, pulled me down by my hair, hit me repeatedly with a Cheerios box, while everyone in the house watched and did nothing, and hit me on the back with a metal pan after he told me to go away. I want to leave and move out, but if go with my mom I have no way to college, and I’m so confused and scared. Sometimes he’ll be really nice and loving, then the next I’m the devil incarnate as a teenager, and defending myself is seen as disrespect so then I get in even more trouble. Please help

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  • ccsmod1
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    Hello –

    Thank you for contacting us here at the National Runaway Safeline. We understand that it takes great courage to reach out. We are sorry to hear about the way you have been treated. It sounds like your Aunt is not treating you the way you deserve.

    Depending on how close you are to turning 18, you can seek out emancipation in your state to gain your independence. If you decide to runaway and no runaway report is filed on your behalf, you should be ok until you become an adult at 18, however we are not legal experts. If a runaway report is filed, you may be returned home at that time. To learn more about emancipation in your area call us at 1-800-RUNAWAY (786-2929) and we can help you find legal services in your area.

    We hope the information provided helps. Remember we are available 24/7 and can be reached toll-free at the number above. We are confidential, anonymous, and non-direct. We can also be reached via live chat between 4:30pm and 11:30pm CST.

    Best Wishes
    ~NRS

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    Guest replied
    Hi im 17 living in michigan and i live with my aunt and she told everyone but me that she was going to put me out and if she does that i have no where to go. So i was thinking can i live on my own i have a job and i know how to maintain my money well.

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  • ccsmod10
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    Hi there,

    Thank you so much for taking the time out of your day to reach out to us here at the National Runaway Safeline. From your email to us here, we can see that you have very similar questions to a lot of our callers and you’re looking for some answers. It seems like there must be a lot going on in your life, especially at home. It’s great that you were able to find out some information about our hotline. Hopefully we can help.

    Legally you are a minor and under your guardian’s supervision until you are 18, or are emancipated by a court of law. If you decide to leave or move out home before then your guardians could file a runaway report on you. Running away is not a crime, but it is a status offense. This means the police could detain you until they release you to the care of your guardians. We also have legal aid resources in our database. While we’re not law experts, we can try to find one in your area, there may be legal ways for you to be able to move out of your house. We’re here to try to brainstorm options with you.

    You are always welcome to call into our 24/7 crisis center, or use our chatting services via our website. However, the chatting service is not open 24/7. So the best way to tell us everything would be to just call into our hotline and talk to one of our trained liners.

    Be safe, NRS

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    Guest replied
    I’ve been going through a lot at home and i can’t take the drama and stress that’s getting out on me and i’m just wondering how old you have to be to move out with out your parents saying no you can’t?

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  • ccsmod15
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    Hello,
    Thanks for reaching out to us. We’re so sorry to hear that things have been so difficult at home with your parents. It sounds like you’re looking to move out and live with either your friend’s or your boyfriend’s family, and you have some questions about whether you would be able to live there indefinitely. We’re not legal experts, but we can share basic information.

    If you are considered a minor in Michigan, and you leave home without your parent’s consent, they would have the right to report you as a runaway to their local police department. As far as we understand it, although it’s not illegal to run away, it is considered a status offense in some states. Whether the police will actively look for you depends on how your local police department chooses to handle the situation. Sometimes they will look, sometimes they won’t. If they do look for you and find you, they would bring you back to your parents or have your parents pick you up. To get specific information about what might happen in your situation, you would need to speak with someone familiar with the laws in your state, like your local police department. The best way to reach them is at their non-emergency number, and if you need finding their contact info, or even if you want someone to help you call out to them, you’re welcome to call us.

    We’re so sorry to hear that the situation at home has gotten so challenging. You deserve to have a safe place to stay, with warm running water and in an environment where you can discuss things without being threatened. Please know that we are here for you. You can reach us 24/7 at 1.800.RUNAWAY (786.2929), as well as every day from 4:30pm – 11:30pm CST. We’re here to listen, here to help. Stay safe!

    -NRS

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    Living in This House is Killing Me - 2018

    I live in Michigan with both of my parents. I have 3 siblings and I am the oldest. I'm 16 and will be turning 17 this year in December. I've always wanted to leave home. It's not healthy living in this house. At first I thought it was just me who was noticing this but after talking with my cousins about the problems i have in this house they also noticed it. My parents are very lazy at times and I believe because they been smoking for to long it has really caused them to be delusional. I know that every mother sometimes or most of the time act like they know everything, and you can usually talk to them about it. Not my mother. If I every just try to talk to her about something she cuts me off quickly and would threaten me if I talk back. Not like rude talking to her but just trying to explain myself or if i try talk to her. She will feel like I'm attacking her with words. She would always say that she's the adult and im the child, and that what she says i must do even if i don't like it or agree with it. She will tell me to stop thinking I'm to old to get my ass beat, and that she will kick my ass if I don't do something she says. My mother is the only one working and my dad is usually play his game, but says he's looking for a job. So with that being said we are kinda poor. Most of the time we have to eat sandwiches for breakfast lunch and dinner. Sometimes we don't even eat. So i can understand that my mom is very stress right now. But she doesn't have to take her anger out on me and my siblings. Most of the time i am the one who cooks and clean for everyone while both of my parents are in their room smoking cigarettes and weed all day. I understand my mother doesn't wanna be the only doing something around here. But she has a husband upstairs that can be helping her. I don't get grades in school because of the way i been living. Our hot water tank is broken so we have to boil hot water. And our washer and dyer is also broken so we have to hand wash our clothes. I don't have enough time to explain more of my problems. But I really want to leave this house quickly as possible. My friend parents are willing to take me if I need a place to stay, same for my boyfriend parents. But I wanna know if i do leave my parents house to live with my friend or boyfriend, are they able to come pick me up and drag me back home or force me to stay in the house?

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