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    Hello, I'm a 17 year old female and I have been abused my my parents for years. (CPS knows, but has done nothing) and this is a last resort for me. I have a job, and I go to college, but I cannot be leased out a place because of my age. I turn 18 in October, but as of right now, I have three days to leave. My parents have disowned me, and I can't stay here any longer. I have been starved for years, and am very sick. I have been hospitalized three times, and my parents don't help me. I am miraculously not in debt, and have good credit, but I can't find anyone to stay with. No friends can take me in. I recently found out my grandfather left me in his will, and not my father, and I will inherit everything. My father is furious and I feel like he's going to kill me for it. I'm scared, and I have nowhere to go. Please help.

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  • ccsmod15
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    Often, youth may reach out to NRS in several different ways to discuss their situation. If a response from NRS is not visible to a bulletin posting it may be that we have already provided services to that individual through another platform we provide such as email, our crisis hotline, or our live chat service . NRS encourages anyone in need of assistance to contact us through our 24 hour crisis hotline at 1-800-RUNAWAY to receive immediate support.
    Thank you, NRS

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    I am 17 and pregnant, me and my boyfriend were kicked out of his house tonight and we have no place to go. And we need to take care of baby when he gets here. I am due October 15, 2019. We don’t own anything but some clothes and a TV and a PlayStation. I don’t have a job either.. can you help?

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  • ccsmod16
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    Thanks so much for reaching out. You are right that it is teenagers shouldn’t have to be the main caretaker for younger children. It sounds like you’ve had a huge amount of responsibility on your shoulders for a long time – going to school, taking care of your brother and other children, worrying about your mom and feeling unappreciated by your grandparents – and it’s understandable you’d be feeling overwhelmed and frustrated right now.

    Have you talked to anyone else about what things at home have been like for you? Since it sounds like your grandparents aren’t open to talking more about how to lighten the load for you (like hiring babysitters or making changes to the living situation), one idea might be to ask a teacher or counselor at school to talk with your grandparents with you. Without knowing more about your situation, one option could also be contacting your state’s Department of Child and Family Services and let them know what has been going on. If your grandparents are the legal guardians of the twins but you are actually the one taking care of them (and jeopardizing your education and health), then that’s not a safe situation for anyone and the authorities need to know.

    It might also be helpful to think about finding someone to talk to about how you’ve been feeling. Sometimes just getting things off your chest can be a big relief. Many schools have counselors, and we’re happy to help you find therapists or counselors in your area if you give us a call at 1-800-786-2929.

    We’re here for you 24/7 if you’d like to talk more about your situation or brainstorm other options.

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    Hello, I will be 17 in August 12, 2019. But my home is too much to bare with. My grandparents don’t respect my brother and I, I have had enough. Me and my brother need some where to stay but I don’t have anything. No job, no money, maybe even no family. I feel like I have been trapped, I take care of twins that I was forced to do back in 2016 or 2015. I love them like they my own, but that’s not a teenage life. I shouldn’t have to take care of kids who aren’t mine and not get credit for it. My grandma always say I don’t do anything, I kept my grades up in school every year, never did I came to failing a class, and also came home to care for the twins. Nights I would so tired to even do my homework but I had it done. I even have to feed them when they are hungry. I don’t want to leave my brother here because I know they will be hard on him because I left. And I don’t want him to think I abandoned him, but I can’t stay here. And I also don’t the police to take me in foster care, because my mom isn’t able to care for my brother and I because she has cancer. My mom is in and out of the hospital for my whole life. I know it seems like I don’t value my life where I am but that’s not a life for a teen. Teens shouldn’t be forced to be a caretaker at a young age. Please help.

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  • ccsmod3
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    Hi there,

    Glad you reached out and sorry to hear about being kicked out. You can call us directly at 1-800-RUNAWAY and we have a national database which includes shelter resources and we would be happy to look for you where you are located. Also calling 211 (funded by United Way) is your local information and referral line that would be available. A couple resources online to look at our nationalsafeplace.org, homelessshelterdirectory.org or agrm.org for more! We are here 24/7 and can talk to you further through a call or on our online chat to discuss next steps.

    Best of luck,

    NRS

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    Im 17, i been 2 years already living with my ex girlfriend and her parents. Me and her parents dont get along so much we bump alot of heads and when there mad at me they constantly bring up stuff like my parents or stuff in the past. My ex girlfriend mom kicked me out of the house today and she wants me gone by tonight. Is there anyways i can have a number to call that can help me find shelter

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  • ccsmod1
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    Hey there,

    Thanks so much for reaching out and sharing a little bit about what's going on. You deserve to have a safe place to stay and it's not right for your social worker to fail to provide you with shelter. Your dedication to your work and education is very admirable and you are a strong and resilient person. As you stated, we are located inside the US and unfortunately, we are not knowledgeable about Canadian policies and laws regarding child welfare. It may be a good idea to reach out to https://kidshelpphone.ca/ for more information about your rights and resources available to you.

    Be safe,
    NRS

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    Hello, I am a 17 year old male from Winnipeg Manitoba Canada. I see this is an American website but I need some help. I was taken into Child family services a year ago but was kicked on the street by my social worker about 3 weeks ago. I have been living in my car since. I work a minimum wage job but can't find an affordable place to live for what I make. My parents don't want me home and CFS through me on the streets. Everyone I call just says there's no services for me because I'm 17. I work really hard and love my job but I just can't afford rent right now. I really just want a place to live and school.

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  • ccsmod3
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    Hi,
    Thanks for reaching out to us at the National Runaway Safeline. Your situation sounds difficult, and you are brave to have reached out to us for help.
    It sounds like you have a number of things working in you favor, and yet with the recent eviction and trouble with money, you are not sure about how you will get on your feet. We are not legal experts here, but we do know that in general running away before you are a legal adult can technically be a status offense and police can become involved if your Mom were to report the incident. If you were able to reach out to a friend’s family or an extended family member (grandparent, Aunt, or Uncle), perhaps they can negotiate on your behalf with Mom. These might also be people to consider staying with while you figure things out. If these are not options for you, we can help you find a shelter or temporary living facility in which you might stay leading up to leaving for college. As these places are generally free or very low cost, it can help you to save the money you are making at your job for your future move to college. If you would like help with finding a place to stay, please call us at 1-800-786-2929.
    You are in the midst of a hard time, but you have taken a bold step to seek help. We hope you find this information useful. If you need something more, or just want to talk you can call us anytime. We are here 24/7 to listen and help. Good luck.
    Sincerely,
    National Runaway Safeline

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    I’m 17 and I need to “runaway”.

    My my mom can’t pay her part of the rent and we’re getting evicted. We live in HEB Texas but she is probably going to Amarillo for the summer. I have a job and a therapist and college starts in the fall and I can’t afford to do the move. I’m not sure if she’ll give consent to let me do anything and I don’t turn 18 until October. But I’m not technically a runaway because I’m 17 in Texas. I don’t know what to do. I have until Wednesday (6/26) to figure something out.

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  • ccsmod2
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    Hello There,
    Thank you for contacting The National Runaway Safeline, we are here to help and here to listen. It sounds like you are going through a really difficult time right now. We are not legal experts but we do have general information on the laws.
    If you were to leave home without permission, your legal guardian does have the right to file a runaway report. If the police did find you they most likely would bring you back home. Also you mentioned being threatened to be kicked out of your home. Because you are a minor if you were to be kicked out that could be considered as neglect. You can make a report by contacting the police or calling Child Help Line at: 1800-422-4453.
    Running away is not a criminal offense it is a status offense that once you turn 18 it would be off your record. From our understanding running away would not affect you from getting a job or getting into school. There are other options other than running away. You could consider talking to someone you trust about what is going on at home such as a family member, friend, or school counselor. Also doing activities such as journaling, going on walks, or doing something you enjoy may help you cope with this situation.
    We hope this information will be helpful to you in your situation. If you have any more questions or would like to explore options please give us a call. We are here 24/7 to listen and to provide support to you. We wish you the best of luck!
    NRS

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    Guest replied
    Hi there!, Im 17 and live in texas and was wanting to know what would happen if i move out of my home. Im tired of getting into stupid arguments, getting pivked on bc im bi, and other stuff. Like she always threatens to kick me out but im REALLY considering that move. So how does this affect on current school enrollment and jobs

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  • ccsmod11
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    Thank you for reaching out to us at the National Runaway Safeline. It sounds like you are in a difficult situation, and we understand it takes courage to reach out for help. The National Runaway Safeline is located in the United States of America (USA). Our knowledge of helpful community based resources and our understanding of youth in crisis related laws is limited to the USA.

    The helpline for those in India is:

    Childline India Foundation
    childlineindia.org.in

    We hope that by reaching out to a local resource, you are able to get the support you need from an organization that understands the laws and circumstances that affect youth in your country.

    Best, NRS

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    i am a boy of 17 i failed many times in maths in class 11 coz i was preparing for medicals so my father kickes me out legally , so now i want to have new parents and start a new life , i am in india west bengal now ...please i need your urgent help
    Last edited by ccsmod11; 04-13-2019, 02:57 PM.

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