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  • I’m 16 and live in Arkansas I want to leave my grandmother house and live my my boyfriend and his family because I and always locked up in this house and can’t go anywhere and I can’t have friends over. She always threatens me because I am always on the computer but she won’t let me go out side. She favors my little sister over me and when I try to talk to her she won’t listen and just say that I’m a child that needs to learn her place. I get treated like a 3 year old. I am depressed and used to cut and I have tried to talk to her and she won’t listen to me. She says I’m just doing it for attention. She won’t let me do anything. She barely lets me go to any of my school events unless it’s for a grade. She makes me do things because she says that it makes her look good and that I can’t be myself because that will look bad for her. Please help me I’m to that point that I am going to runaway with my boyfriend as soon as I turn 18 or younger.

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      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. It sounds like you are frustrated by the behavior your grandmother demonstrates towards you. This behavior has caused you a lot of stress, depression and you mentioned self -harm. You don’t deserve to feel this way. The actions of your grandmother are not your fault. It sounds like you would like for her to take the time and just listen to you.

      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 or seek emergency assistance immediately.

      We hope to hear from you soon.

      Take care,
      NRS

  • I am turn 16 in three years I can provide for my self me and my parents are going into fight all the time and putting me down and I don't feel safe living with my parents my dad had said a year old that he wanted to die and he also said that he wanted to put me and my siblings up for adoption when I told them that I am moving out when I am 16 they said I can't my dad told me I can't move out when I turn 16 my dad also said if I do move out he will call the cops and have them bring me back home I really don't fell safe at home.

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      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 are going through a difficult time right now. Ideally home is where you should feel safe and secure and we are sorry that is not the case.
      We are unsure why you do not feel safe so here are some options. If there is abuse going on at home you can always make a report there are a few ways to make an abuse report. One way is to talk with your school counselor because they are mandated reporters they are required to make a report. Another option is to call The Child Help Hotline at 1800-422-4453. Lastly, you can always call or chat with us and we can help you make an abuse report. If you ever feel like you are in immediate danger please call 911.
      Also we are not legal experts but generally if you leave home without permission as a minor your legal guardian does have the right to file a runaway report. If the police were to find you they most likely would bring you home. Also whoever you were to stay with could potentially get in trouble for harboring a runaway. Usually that would consist of a misdemeanor or a fine that they would need to pay. If you do decide to leave you can always give us a call and we can try and help you find shelters or a transitional living program.
      We hope this information will be helpful to you in your situation. If you have any more questions or would like to explore your options please give us a call. We are here 24/7 to listen and provide support to you. We wish you the best of luck!
      NRS

  • Im 16 and live in waahington i left my dads bc he is verbally and emonially abusive and my custodial placement is also verbally abusive and i want to leave and go live with my boyfriend who lives in a different state.. Is that possible i have nothing left anymore.. I csnt trust anyone else.

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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. 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. 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

  • Im a 16 year old boy. My mom and dad are divorced since 2009. Mom remarried. I have stayed most of my time with her. Dad get us on every other weekend. I have some learning problems and have fell behind in school, because of not getting the help i need. Im in 9th grade but very frustrated with not being able to keep up. Im wanting to move in with my grandmother and grandfather and be Homeschooled. Im not going anywhere at this rate. I know with homeschool i can get the education i need to go to college. I live in NC. MY dad says its ok with him to move in with my grandparents, my mom is going to try to make me come back. Can anyone on here help me.

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    • Hello!
      Thank you for reaching out to National Runaway Safeline. Your situation sounds like it might be frustrating for you. It is great that you are proactive in wanting to do well in school. It looks like this would be an issues of who has custody of you and it would be up to them if you could legally live with your grandparents. If you feel comfortable, you can ask your dad who is able to make that legal decision. You mention that your parents disagree about where you should live. You can always call us and utilize our conference call service. This is a three way call between you, one of our liners and your parents. This service is a ways you can talk to your parents with someone else present to help the call go smoother and to keep the conversation on track. We can also provide resources for legal aid if that is something you would be interested in.
      You can reach us at 1800-786-2929 or message us via our live chat at www.1800runaway.org. We are available 24/7 and are confidential.
      We’re here to listen, here to help.
      National Runaway Safeline
      Please remember you can reach us directly by calling our 24 hour hotline, 1-800-RUNAWAY (786-2929) or through our Live Chat.

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      • Hi I’m 16 and I live in Arkansas. I receive emotional abuse from my mom all the time and she smokes weed and takes pills that aren’t hers. I don’t know what to do about my situation. The other night we fought because of a rumor and she called me every name in the book and wouldn’t let me stay somewhere else or call the cops. She says I have to get permission to get emancipated. Help?

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        • ccsmod9
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          Hi there,
          Thank so much for reaching out to us at National Runaway Safeline (NRS). It takes a lot of courage to share your story and we appreciate your bravery. It seems like there is a lot going on and you’re looking for a legal way out of your home.
          We are not legal experts but we can certainly offer advice. The best way for us to do this would be for you to reach out to us in a private call or chat so we can learn more specifics about your situation. Local non-emergency police or legal aid are also ways to find answers to legal questions.
          We are here as support to help through this challenging time, however the 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

      • Im 16 and i live in oklahoma I want to move out of my parents house and get an apartment my parents have told me many times how much i'm not wanted or loved please I need help.

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          Hello,

          Thanks for reaching out to us. We are so sorry to hear that things at home have been so difficult for you. It sounds like you’re hoping to live on your own and you’re looking for some help on taking the next steps. We can’t tell you what to do, but we will do our best to share information that might be helpful to you.

          If you’re looking to get an apartment, on option would be to talk to your parents about consenting for you to live outside their home. If you feel like you need help having this conversation with them, we encourage you to reach out to us, and we can help mediate a call, or help brainstorm the best approach to this conversation. Something to consider as you explore moving out is whether you’d be able to sign a rental lease in your state at the age of 16. The laws for what you can and cannot do if you are considered a minor can vary from state to state, so it may help you to know this if you decide to move towards living away from your parents. We’re not legal experts, but from what we understand, if you’re considered a minor in your state, your parents or legal guardians would be responsible for your care until you turn 18 years old. Even though they’ve said some really hurtful things to you, if you leave without their consent, they can file a runaway report with their local police department and, if you are found, the local police would typically return you to your legal guardian. Please don’t hesitate to reach out if you need someone to talk to, or if you’d like more information on the options we discussed.

          Whatever you decide, please know that we are here for you, and we will support you and help you stay as safe as possible as you decide your next steps. We are available 24/7 at 1.800.RUNAWAY (786.2929), as well as via chat at www.1800runaway.org . We’re here to listen, here to help.

          Stay safe!
          -NRS

      • Im 16 and i live with my grandpa hes had custody since i was a baby because of cps he wants to move now if i go with him i wont see my parents anymore because i will be to far away i dont want to live with my grandpa anymore i want to go live with my mom and dad can i just leave on my own im scared cps might get involved again if i just go against what my grandpa says

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        • ccsmod0
          ccsmod0 commented
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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 since you do not want to stay with your grandpa. It seems you want to know some information on runaway laws as leaving his home would legally be considered running away since he has custody.
          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.
          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

      • Hello I have a 16 young old so that's not going to school and not following the rules that I put in place

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          ccsmod3 commented
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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

      • i live in Atlanta Georgetown and I get kicked out and if I take it up to the authorities will they help me get to Gallatin Tennessee to stay with my friend

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        • ccsmod2
          ccsmod2 commented
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          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 are dealing with a lot right now.
          Because you are a minor it is your legal guardian’s responsibility to provide shelter for you. Because they have kicked you out it is considered neglect. You can make a report by talking with the police or by calling Child Help at : 1800-422-4453.
          We are unsure if they would help you get to a friend’s, but you can always try and ask. Also you can consider talking with your friend and seeing if they have options to get you to their house.
          Your safety and health is our top concern, we are here for you 24/7. If you have any other questions or would like to explore options please give us a call. Best of luck!
          NRS
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