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  • #46
    Hey, I wanna run away. I have no freedom, nobody here likes me (just me my mom and my 2brothers) a lot has happened and I don’t have time to say everything since I’m on her iPad, i feel emotionally (and sometimes physically) abused, I can’t stay here but my grandma moved back to Illinois (MN here) please help

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      Hey there, thanks for writing to us here at the National Runaway Safeline (NRS). It sounds like you’re going through a challenging time and it is incredibly resourceful of you to find us, and brave of you to reach out for support!

      No one deserves to be harmed, in any way. If you’d like an abuse report filed, you can tell a teacher or school counselor, or also we can help you file a report.

      We’re unsure where in Minnesota you are writing us from, so we’ve included some general youth agencies in your state. If you use our HOTLINE or CHAT services, we can look more specifically in your area or even call them with you.

      The Bridge for Youth. Text (612) 400-SAFE. Or Call (612) 377-8800. https://bridgeforyouth.org/emergency-shelter/

      180 Degrees. Call (320) 259-6764. https://www.180degrees.org/youth-residential.html

      Evergreen Youth & Family Services. Call 218-751-4332. https://www.evergreenyfs.org/html/need-help.html

      National Safe Place to find safe spaces for youth at https://www.nationalsafeplace.org/find-a-safe-place

      If there is abuse/neglect at home, we can also talk to you about what filing an abuse report with Child Protective Services (CPS) might look like if you’re interested in that. You can also read more about it here: https://mn.gov/dhs/people-we-serve/c...rams-services/.

      You are not alone in this. We want you to know that we are here as support to help you through this difficult time.

      We are limited in the number of times we can respond on the forum so if you’d like further contact, please instead contact us via our ONLINE CHAT SERVICE at www.1800runaway.org (click on the CHAT button) or our HOTLINE at 1-800-RUNAWAY (1-800-786-2929). We are here for you and wish you all the best, NRS.

  • #47
    i’m 17 . and adopted . i don’t get along with my parents or any of their kids .. only two of my biological siblings that got brought with me . if i run away voluntarily back to my biological family and get caught will i get forced to go back if i’m not in any danger ?

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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. 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. This is something you may want to talk about with your biological family. For more specifics on the law, the local non-emergency police or legal aid may better answer legal questions.
      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 would like to look into further emotional support options, you can text with a crisis worker at the National Alliance on Mental Illness 24/7 by texting "NAMI" to 741741.
      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

  • #48
    Hi im A, im 15 and from Minnesota and I have a few questions. So here is a little bit of my story. My mom is emotionally abusive, calls me names, doesnt let me hangout with my friends, take care of my little siblings why she's sleeping, or with her new boyfriend. And ive had enough of staying with her. I want to leave but I want to know what I can and cannot do. My plan is to runaway to my stepdads, which he has been in my life for 8 years now and him and my mom broke up a couple years ago, but he says I can stay with him, but he has no legal rights over me... but im sick and tired of my mom and I wanna runaway. What should I do?
    Last edited by ccsmod15; 06-06-2021, 11:51 AM.

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    • ccsmod15
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      Thanks for reaching out to the National Runaway Safeline (NRS). It sounds like you are going through a lot right now with the emotional abuse and other difficulties you mentioned at home right now. We are glad you reached out though. We appreciate the strength that can take to do.



      It is understandable that you would want to be in a different living situation given the experience you outlined in your post. We do encourage you to reach out either via phone (1-800-RUNAWAY) or via text (click the “CHAT” button on the top of our homepage). This allows for communication to ensure you have the information/resources you need to make an informed decision. It generally is more difficult to do this via the forum.



      We are not legal experts, but we do have a lot of experience working with runaways and youths in crisis. While you won't get arrested or go to jail for running away, running away could lead to the police returning you to your mom, if your mom were to report you as a runaway. Beyond that, your stepdad (or whomever you end up staying with) could potentially get charged with harboring a runaway (typically a misdemeanor offense, but depends on the state).



      There are other options available that we would be happy to help you better understand. As previously stated, we do encourage you to reach out either via phone or text, so we can better help comb through your options and help you make an informed decision. We are available 24/7 and are always happy to help.



      Take care,
      NRS
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