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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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    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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  • ccsmod2
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    Thank you for reaching out to us here at National Runaway Safeline. We understand that it takes courage to seek help. We are sorry to hear that you got into trouble while driving. We are not legal experts so you want to contact legal aid or your local juvenile court because we can only give you general information. It may be best if you contact us directly via our 24 hour crisis hotline (1-800-786-2929), email, or live chat so that we can assist you with additional questions.

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    I don’t live with my parents and I’m 17 years old. I just got into a bit of trouble regarding backing into a gas pump and at my hearing the judge sentenced me to live with my mother again. The law in Michigan states that its legal to live on you’re own at 17 so I guess I just have questions... help???

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  • ccsmod5
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    Hi, we are really glad that you contacted us with all that you are going through and feeling and experiencing, know that we are here to listen and help. Losing both of your parents and your brother, and losing your mom only 8 months ago, it is understandable that you are experiencing deep depression and suicidal feelings. Please know that we are here for you to help you talk about feeling suicidal and depression and all the losses you’ve suffered. Another resource is the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255.

    Losing your father, brother, and mother and then having to live with your strict grandparents, then their friends (for pay), this is another loss for you to cope with. We can help you sort through some of this. We are so sorry for all that you are going through and can imagine how hard it’s been for you.
    Specifically to your question: in Michigan, the age of majority is 18 so until then, if your grandparents choose to, they can get the cops involved. We may be able to help there if you’d like. One way is that we could facilitate a conference call between you and one of your grandparents; we would act as your advocate in talking the matter over and perhaps gain their permission. We may also be able to locate a legal referral for you, or simply talk over the options that you do have. We are very glad that your friends want to help you. You deserve friends like that. You deserve to be treated with dignity and understanding.

    You’ve found us, and that is great. The part of you that is scared of suicidal thoughts is the part of you that wants to live, and lives in hope that you won’t always feel like this and so you have been so brave already and pushed that bravery even more to reach out for help. Please feel proud of yourself for that. You deserve to live and have your life and to be treated with kindness. We hope that you will call us at 1-800-RUNAWAY. We are here for you by phone 24/7. We also have a chat service through the website for availability.If you have a moment, we'd appreciate your feedback of our crisis services at the following link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/we_care_what_you_think

    Take care and stay strong!

    NRS

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    Guest replied
    hi im 17 I live in michigan and lost both my parents and brother but lost my mom 8 months ago my grandparents have legal guardianship but I live with one of their friends because their too strict but I want to move out where I live now because my depression is getting a lot worst where I'm having suicidal thoughts and its even scares the ******** out of me but the people I live with are really good people except they make my pay 1k a month just for food and a small room but just living here doesnt make me happy so I have a friend whose mom will let me live there free I would just have to pay for my groceries ill be a senior next year but ill be graduating a semester early I just wanna know if i can move to my friends with no permission without the cops being able to get involved

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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’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 home before then your guardians could file a runaway report on you. Running away is not a crime, but it is a status offense. We 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. We’re here to try to brainstorm options with you.

    We want you to know that we are here as support to help you through this challenging time. 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'm currently in Portland Oregon, I am 17 have a job. My job needs me to go to Idaho for 10 day's. Do I need my parents permission to go, because they are not letting me and it will cost me my job.

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  • ccsmod16
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    Hi there, thanks so much for reaching out! It sounds like home is really a stressful environment. You do deserve to be accepted by your family and do not deserve them mocking your weight or appearance.
    We support you and are here to help!

    As far as leaving home, 18 is the legal age in most states when you can leave home. Leaving before that, your parents may be able to file a runaway report; however, it depends on the police department and if they accept run reports for 17 year olds and how they handle the situation if they do accept the report. You can call your local police station and ask anonymously about how they handle runaway reporting. We can also conference call with you if you call us here:1-800-786-2929.

    You deserve support. We are here 24/7 to chat live online and on the phone. There are also other resources for you too: LGBT National Youth Talkline: 1-800-246-7743 and It Gets Better Project at itgetsbetter.org.

    We are non-judgmental and you know your situation best, however, we do have another resource you may benefit from regarding what you mentioned about some of your family's comments. If you feel it is not a good fit, you know yourself and your situation best so please do what is best for you: National Eating Disorder Association 1-800-931-2237, nationaleatingdisorders.org.

    We are here 24/7. Please call anytime: 1-800-786-2929.

    You are strong and brave for reaching out!

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    Guest replied
    Hi, I'm 17 and I am not in a very healthy living environment. My parents make it seem like I have to earn the right to eat and make fat jokes about me non-stop. They are also homophobic, even though I am a Lesbian, and make gay jokes referencing them towards me. I no longer feel comfortable staying at "Home". It's like the moment they see my face or hear my voice something switches and all they do is yell. There are no conversations in my household, only screaming matches. I also suffer from untreated depression and anxiety. I don't believe I can hang on much longer

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  • ccsmod0
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    Hello,
    After reading your post we found that there are some similarities that you share with other users. We have attached a response that we have given to another user that we think might be useful for you as well. We care about you and want you to be safe. If you have any follow up questions please feel free to give us a call anytime. 1-800-786-2929
    [QUOTE re: I'm about to be 17 and need to know all the facts before fully move out
    Hey there,
    Thank you for being able to reach out to us here at the National Runaway Safeline. It seems like you are going through a pretty tough time at this point in your life and we want you to know that we are here to listen and to help you in the best way that we can. From what you shared, it sounds like you are ready to leave your home and start your own life.
    We want you to know that we are not legal experts here, which means that we are only able to speak about your situation in general terms. In most states, you would still be considered a minor which means that if you were to leave, your parents are allowed to contact the local police department and file a runaway report. If a report is filed and you are found, typically you would be forced to return home. Another factor you may want to keep in mind is that the person allowing you to live with them could potentially be charged with harboring a runaway, the charges for that can vary from fines to jail time. As we mentioned, we are not legal experts here. If you wanted more accurate answers, we would encourage you to reach out to your local police department and ask some general questions. If you wanted to know more information about what you can do, legally, we would encourage you to reach out to us and we will be able to point you in the right direction.
    We hope that we were able to help you think a little more about your options and brainstorm some more with you, if you feel like you would still need some more support or go through some more options, please feel free to reach out to us here at 1-800-RUNAWAY (786-2929) we are here 24/7. We also have a live chat service which is available from 4:30 PM to 11:30 PM CST. We wish you the best of luck in whatever it is you decide to do and hope to hear from you soon.
    Stay strong,
    NRS
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