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  • Guest
    Guest replied
    I doubt anybody is going to reply to this but i’ve been stuck on this for a while. I’ve been planning on running away for a while now, one of my best mates offered for me to stay with them in a different city once i actually run away, i was wondering if i was able to enrol in a school there without a guardian applying? I’m still pretty young and i don’t want to lose my chances at a proper education. The people i’ll be staying with are a lot better than my actual guardians and i was wondering if it’s possible to transfer schools without my guardians consent.
    I know you guys won’t have the actual answers, but even just a link to some information would be extremely helpful. Anything is helpful at this point.

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  • ccsmod3
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    Hi there and thanks for reaching out on our forum! It sounds like you are seriously considering running away due to a number of things including not feeling like your parents like you. We can only imagine how that feels, especially with so many states still following "shelter in place." We would be happy to explore your options with you and can also provide some information about attending school as an unaccompanied minor (which can include runaways.) There is something called The McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act can help youth who fall under a federal definition of homelessness which in some cases includes youth who have run away and are now living without a parent/guardian. More information can be found here: https://nche.ed.gov/mckinney-vento/ and they also have a section on COVID-19.

    To continue a discussion with us, please visit our Live Chat link so we can talk one-on-one here: https://na0messaging.icarol.com/Cons...d=254&cc=en-US. Best of luck!

    -NRS
    Last edited by ccsmod3; 05-15-2020, 07:37 PM.

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  • Guest
    Guest replied
    Hi I want to run away but I still want ti do sone sort of online schooling any thing I can do.

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  • Guest
    Guest replied
    I have been thinking of running away because I have messed up really dab quite a few times and my parents do not like me at all. They send me outside AII the time and say that they can not deal with me. So I want to run away to help my family and me but I want to do it without them knowing and I want to still go to school but I can not go to physical school because its closed but I have looked at free online school and I think it might work. I want to know that I can do school because I want to get a job when I am 18 so please help.

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  • ccsmod8
    commented on Guest's reply
    Hello there –

    Thank you so much for taking the time out of your day to reach out to us here at the National Runaway Safeline. We are always here to listen and here to help in any way that we can. It can be very frustrating not knowing what to do or what your next step might be from this point on.

    It sounds like you might some specific questions that you want to ask us or maybe find a place to vent about what you are feeling right now. It’s hard to talk to just anyone one about what has been going on. Now we do offer a service that is basically a Conference Call where the parent/guardian, the youth, and us would be on the phone talking about what has been going on. This way there can be a mediator in between keeping things calm and productive. If you’d feel more comfortable with doing that, just know that it’s always available. It might be a great way to talk about what you are going through and where this feelings might be coming from or to maybe build on your relationship and make it better. So maybe that might be an option for you and your parents. Something constructive so that it certainly opens the lines of communication, but that services is completely up to you.

    We hope to hear from you soon!

  • Guest
    Guest replied
    Hi, i want to run away from home because I made this really big mistake and i packed for everythigng and wrote them a letter. what should i do, i do not have enough money saved up to run away and I cannot get a job because i am only fifteen.

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  • ccsmod3
    commented on Guest's reply
    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 you are faced with right now and you’re feeling like leaving is one of your only options. It seems you want to know some information on runaway laws.
    While we are not experts on the law, 18 is generally the age that an individual may leave home without parent permission. If you are under 18 and leave home, your parent/guardian may file you as a runaway and you may be returned home. Also, those you stay with may run the risk of being charged with harboring a runaway. For more specifics on the law, the local non-emergency police or legal aid may better answer legal questions.

    You also mentioned some things that raise concern for your safety and well-being. If any harm or abuse is happening at home, you have the right to report it. We are not experts on the issue, but generally once it's been reported, social services will either decide whether or not to take the case and further investigate. If they do take the case, they will send out someone from child protective services to do an investigation (interviewing people in the household) and from there they will decide the level of danger within the household. It generally ranges from no danger (the youth stays in the home, some services are given, and the case is closed), moderate danger (they will provide family services with possible temporary displacement) and high danger (they will remove the youth from the home and offer certain services).

    If you feel like this is an option you want to explore, you may find this website helpful: https://www.childhelp.org/child-abuse/. We can also help you to file a report if that’s the route you are considering.
    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. 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).
    If you are at risk of any danger or feeling unsafe, we encourage you to reach out to 911 or seek emergency assistance immediately.
    Be safe,
    NRS
    Last edited by ccsmod3; 05-10-2020, 07:25 AM.

  • Guest
    Guest replied
    Hi my name is Josseline and i'm planning to run away with my friend but before we do we are going to save up money for food pads and stuff like that we have a 26 year old friend who could help us the reason we are running away is because are moms don't like us and they abuse us also they have done things you wouldent even imagen i don't live with my dad but i have a step dad the are always fighting and my mom only cares about my siblings shes always treating me wrong she never lets me do nothing she treats me like a slave and i cant handle her doing that any more im so unhappy all i want is to be able to live in peace i wish my mo was nice to me because all she cares about is her self shes physically perfect and it makes me sad because she always brings me down she always hits me and says that im a hoe and stufflike that just because i wanna go out and have fun i understand that im kinda young but i deserve to be happy and she wont let me what can i do ?

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  • ccsmod15
    commented on Guest's reply
    Hey there, thanks for reaching out to NRS.
    It seems like home has been complicated and changing for a while now and it’s understandable to feel confused and isolated like that. Every youth deserves a chance at a happy childhood and support from their parents.
    If you were to run away there are things in place to make sure you can still go to school. There is a law called the McKinney-Vento act that guarantees a youth’s right to get an education despite their home circumstances. So even if you were at a shelter somewhere you can get transportation to a school close by. If you have questions about that you could talk to a school counselor about your options, or call us to get a reference for your local homeless outreach officer. However your parents can also choose to file a runaway report if you left. This would mean police would have your information and if they find you would bring you home.
    Hopefully this information has helped clear things up a bit. If you have other questions, or just wanted to talk you can reach out to our hotline at 1-800-RUNAWAY or use our online chat option.

  • Guest
    Guest replied
    um hi.. my mom an dad separated a long time ago because she cheated an he got real abusive .Then they separated an 5 ears later moved back in.I don't feel safe here.It seems like everyone here is against me.They have a horrible relationship an the child my mother had by another man an the rest of my siblings seem so perfect to her. I didn't get a fair child hood but if I run away im worried about me not finishing school an getting a ride to my job tp take care of myself . I live in Pineville,Louisiana.

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  • ccsmod2
    commented on Guest's reply
    Hello There,
    Thank you for reaching out to us here at The National Runaway Safeline, we are here to help and here to listen. It sounds like you are going through a difficult time right now.
    You do not deserve to be treated poorly and it must be frustrating to have to deal with all of that. Coming out to a parent can be really scary, but you are not alone. At NRS we offer conference calling where if you call us we can call out to your legal guardian. Conference calling allows you to get support and we are there to mediate the conversation.
    We hope that this information will be helpful to you in your situation. If you have any more questions or would like to explore more options please give us a call. We are here 24/7 to listen and to provide support. We wish you the best of luck!
    NRS

  • Guest
    Guest replied
    I'm 12 and want to run away because I'm treated worse than Cinderella and I'm scared to come out to my dad that I'm gay but school is the only place I get to see my girlfriend so can i get some help.

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  • ccsmod4
    commented on Guest's reply
    Hello,
    Thank you for writing to us here at 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. People should be more aware of the words they use and the affect they have on others. You don’t deserve to be called such terrible names.
    What someone wears is not indicative to who or what they are. It is not your fault that they behave this way. We understand how upsetting you must feel.

    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 about your situation. It sounds like you enjoy school and would like to continue there. If you are thinking about running away school may be one of the places most likely to be checked for you. School may also present an opportunity to talk with someone like a counselor or social worker about coping with things at home. Sometimes talking things through might help to come up with some options to bring change. NRS is here to listen and here to help.

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

    We look forward to hearing from you soon.

    Take care,
    NRS

  • Guest
    Guest replied
    hey I am considering running away and my reasons for it is I just feel so controlled by my family and I just feel so stressed i'm constantly being nagged at fr stuff I did wrong anytime I wear anything sort of revealing they call me a hooker/whore/slut/etc and i just can't take it anymore but I still want to go to school my school can I do that or would it be too risky
    (I live in blue springs)

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  • ccsmod13
    commented on Guest's reply
    Hello There,
    Thank you for reaching out to The National Runaway Safeline, we are here to help and here to listen. It sounds like you have gone through a lot and it can be frustrating.
    Each school system is different so you may want to call your school and see how you would be able to re-enroll in school. Also the McKinney-Vento act may be able to help you with getting enrolled in school. You can find out more about that by googling the act and you should be able to find some information.
    We wish you the best of luck if you have more questions or would like to explore more options please give us a call. We are here 24/7 to listen and to provide support.
    NRS
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