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  • #76
    I'm a 17 year old girl and my mom wants to move to Mexico because of some financial stuff that's been going on my stepdad left us and hasn't paid the mortgage since December he hasn't been seen in 4 days and isn't planning on coming back, I don't wanna move to Mexico I wanna stay in the U.S. but I need a place to stay I'll be 18 soon but I need a place to stay if my mom does decide to move to Mexico my older sister said I cant because her apartment is a one bedroom so I don't know what to do now.

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    • ccsmod15
      ccsmod15 commented
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      Hi there,

      Thanks for reaching out to us and sharing a little bit about what's going on. We'd like to help, but probably need to fill in some details to see how we can assist. The best thing to do going forward would be for you to contact our 24 hour confidential hotline at 1-800-RUNAWAY (786-2929) or chat with us via the chat button on our website: www.1800runaway.org. We can talk and help you figure out what your best options are going forward. We hope to hear from you soon!

      Stay safe,
      NRS

  • #77
    I’m a17 year old I’m a different state than my parents and I need help getting a place to live and a job

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    • ccsmod15
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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 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 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

  • #78
    17, 3 cats, nowhere to go.

    hi I’m 17 and I’m stuck in an abusive household with my mom, she drinks a lot and I just found out the father I’ve never met has been arrested for murdering and torturing someone in 2019. If I leave I can’t leave my pets behind, or they’ll have no where to go too. I’m originally a 4.00 student but that’s all going tdown the drain as I’m mentally deteriorating and considering giving up on school. All I know is I can’t be in this house any longer. I’ve started skipping my meds and as of this moment I feel if I hear my moms voice one more time I may act on my suicidal thoughts, or impulsively run with no destination or place to go. I’m stuck. I have nothing I can do.

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    • ccsmod7
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      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 sounds like you’re quite overwhelmed by things at home right now and you mentioned experiencing abuse and suicidal thoughts. We’re sorry you’re going through this. You don't deserve to be hurt in any way. If you are at risk of any danger or feeling unsafe, we encourage you to reach out to 911 or seek emergency assistance immediately. You may also be able to report any mistreatment to CPS. Child Help USA 1-800-422-4453 www.childhelp.org is an organization that helps protect minors from being harmed. They can tell you more about how CPS could respond to your situation. If you ever need assistance calling out to CPS to make an abuse or neglect report please call is at 1-800-RUNAWAY.

      The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-TALK (8255); www.suicidepreventionlifeline.orgis also a great resource to reach out to in addition to our crisis services.

      Often, having a safe space to share how you’re feeling may bring a variety of solutions previously not thought of. You are not alone in this. We want you to know that we are here as support to help you through this challenging time.

      If you would like to talk more in detail please chat soon through our website www.1800runaway.or[/url] (click on the chat button) if you are unable to call in. We unfortunately cannot give advice as we are non-directive. You know your situation best.

      National Runaway Safeline
      [email protected] (Crisis Email)
      1-800-RUNAWAY (24 Hour Hotline)

  • #79
    I’m 17 and my parents are fighting and I can’t stay, I live in Hamilton, Ontario and I have no clue who to call or what to do, I can work but I don’t think anyone will take me.

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    • ccsmod0
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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. If you are located in a country outside of the USA, you can use this link to find a youth helpline in or around your country: https://www.childhelplineinternation...pline-network/.

      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.

  • #80
    Im 17, my dad kicked me out and doesn't want me back, he sent me to a mental hospital and I get out in 4 days but after my 4 days is up I have nowhere to go, what do I do

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    • ccsmod10
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      Thanks for reaching out, it sounds like you've been in a situation that can be anxiety-inducing or scary. We'll help as best we can, and you can reach out to us again at 1-800-RUNAWAY or 1800runaway.org for more guidance any time.

      In your situation, you may want to see if the hospital you're at has a social worker / case worker, or 'youth services' expert you can talk with. If so, they can advocate for you and be a guide/ally for where to go specifically.

      If not, there are programs in the US that fall under an umbrella called 'MINS/CHINS' or Minors/CHildren In Need of Services. They are different for each state, so you could either search for your state + MIN/CHIN yourself and reach out to the number you find, or you could contact us again with your state and we can find it for you. If you live chat or call us, we can also call on your behalf and/or conference call with you and them.

      They can link you to services / a place to go when you're discharged.

      If for some reason you don't have success with that, you can contact Child Protective Services for your state, letting them know you don't have a home to go to and need to be placed somewhere else. Like above, you can look that up and contact yourself, or let us know what state you're in and we can do so with you.

      Lastly, you might be able to contact your local law enforcement and let them know about the situation. They might be willing to escort you home (if that's what you want), since your dad still has legal custody of you.

      Please stay safe and reach out any time for more assistance.
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