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  • ccsmod11
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    Hi there,

    We are so glad you reached out. It sounds like a rough situation you're in and we hope we can help. Each shelter is different, and different shelters with different eligibility requirements exist in different areas. If you call us at 1-800-786-2929, we can try to help you find a shelter in your area.

    Best,
    NRS

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    Guest replied
    I’m 18 about to graduate I stay with a high school buddy and I have to be out after graduation am I edgible for the homeless shelter

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  • ccsmod11
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    Hi there,

    Thanks for reaching out. It sounds like your boyfriend is in a very difficult spot right now, and we're glad he has someone like you who is willing to support him. We aren't sure exactly where your boyfriend is going to be staying in El Paso, but if it's a shelter, each shelter has different amenities, and you'll have to contact the shelter directly if you're looking to find out more about those amenities. If you have more questions, or if we misunderstood your message, call us at 1-800-786-2929.

    Best,
    NRS

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    Guest replied
    Hi, this isn't about me but more so about my boyfriend, He is in foster care and the people he was living with sent him back to where he grew up (El Paso Texas) and I was wondering how all it will work there. He is 17 so will they let him out if he doesn't get put in a foster house after he graduates (he is a senior now)? will they have Wifi? will he be able to call me seeing as he doesn't have a phone that is set up (connects only to wifi)? I am scared and I am worried about him very much (he is on the plane to El Paso now).

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  • ccsmod7
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    Hello there, thanks for reaching out today.

    Sounds like you are in an incredibly difficult situation with your parents kicking out you and your son. Here at NRS we truly want to help.

    Most of our shelter resources are for youth 24 and under, however, we would be happy to look to see what we have in our database in your area. Please call us at 1-800-RUNAWAY or chat us for those resources. To look for adult and family shelters you might look at the Homeless Shelter Directory www.homelessshelterdirectory.org for shelters near you. Another adult housing resource that might be helpful for you is the United Way. You can reach the United Way information and referral line by dialing out to 2-1-1 or going to www.211.org. If you haven't already, you might also try to ask any friends or other family in the area if you and your son can temporarily stay with them. You might see if there is anyway you can compromise with your parents to see if they will let you stay past the job interview or until you obtain a paycheck so that you do not have to go directly into a shelter.

    Please do not hesitate to call or chat us if you would like us to look for shelter resources for you, or if you need support.

    We are here to listen, here to help.

    We hope this response was helpful! We’d love to hear from you about your experience using our crisis email/forum. Your feedback plays an important role in helping us improve our services to youth and families. Please click the link to fill out our survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/we_care_what_you_think.

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    Im 25 and have a 2 year old and my parents hate me and wanna throw us out and go to a shelter but im scared and have anxiety and idk how my sons going to react. Never been to one. Got offerd a job interview monday and my parents said i have to be out by monday before he comes home from work and idk what to do.

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  • ccsmod10
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    Hi there,

    Thanks for reaching out to NRS!

    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’s brave of you to reach out during your time of need.

    We have a database of resources and if you’re able to call in, we can try to brainstorm with you and get a better idea of your situation. If you need somewhere to stay, while on the run, we can try to find a runaway shelter for you. They are shelters just for youth!

    Our safeline is open 24/7. We also have a chatting service via our website, unfortunately, it is not always open. The best way to contact us would be to call in and talk with our trained liners.

    Be well, NRS

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    Guest replied
    Hi I’m 17 and I live in New York im going to be 18 this year and I have no place to go I ran away from home but I’m scared to go to a homeless shelter because they might not accept me for being under age. Is there anywhere I can go even though I’m under age?

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  • ccsmod2
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    Thank you for reaching out to us here at National Runaway Safeline. It sounds like you are wanting to move from New York to California. Having a plan about where you would go and how you would take care of yourself is important. There are resources such as shelters or transitional living programs that could help you. You could visit the website (homelessshelterdirectory.org) for local resources. If you would like additional resources or just want to talk, please feel free to contact us directly via our 24 hour crisis hotline (1-800-786-2929), email, or live chat.

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    Im 19 yrs old and things are just not right at home or in my area i live in New York but i wanted to move to cali and find a shelter I can stay until i get on my feet. Im not sure if its a good idea because i may not get a job because im fresh out of high school just starting in college and its really hard to find anything. Is there anything or anyway any shelter could help

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  • ccsmod5
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    Hi,
    Thanks for reaching out. It sounds like you and your friend are in very frustrating situations at home. No one deserves to be emotionally abused or made to feel worthless. We aren’t legal experts by any means, but we can definitely try to help you figure out your options and give you general information.
    If you feel you are being abused, one resource that you might consider reaching out to is the National Child Abuse Hotline: 1-800-422-4453. This hotline can give you more information about abuse reporting and help you figure out what your options are. Again, no one deserves to be abused.
    You mentioned that your friend has been feeling worthless and started cutting. This can be a difficult situation to be in, and anyone who is harming themselves deserves to feel safe and supported. One resource that your friend might find helpful is To Write Love on Her Arms, which is a great website and textline for youth who engage in self-harm. Their website is twloha.com. Your friend can also text 741-741 if she is in a crisis.
    As for leaving home…we’re not legal experts, but generally speaking you need to be 18 to leave home without your parents’ permission. If you do leave home without permission, your family would have the right to file a runaway report and if the police are able to locate you, they will return you home. You mention a shelter as an option, so it sounds like you’ve done your research and have thought about this. To our knowledge, most shelters would require your parents’ permission to stay there. Another option that you might consider is asking your parents for permission to stay with a friend or another family member.
    Yet another option is to try to have a conversation with your parents about how you’ve been feeling at home and how they can make you feel more supported. It can be helpful to have someone around like a guidance counselor or therapist to help keep the conversation fair and productive. Here at NRS, we also offer a conference call service and can help you have that conversation. If you’re interested in this, please feel free to give us a call!
    Thank you again for reaching out. It takes a lot of courage to share what’s been going on and we hope that this information was helpful to you. Please feel free to reach out to us at 1-800-786-2929 if you need help locating shelter resources or figuring out your next steps. We encourage you to give your honest feedback of our forum services at the following link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/we_care_what_you_think . We wish you the best of luck!

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    Guest replied
    im 13 and my family is emotionally abusing me. my friends mom is making my friend feel worthless, she started cutting so i asked her if she would want to run away, but we dont know where to go and if we need a parents permission to get into a homeless shelter. btw we live in Michigan

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  • ccsmod10
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    Hey,

    Thanks for reaching out to NRS!

    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 is, or what options you have. It’s brave of you to reach out during your time of need.

    Unfortunately, shelters in NYC require ID’s in order to stay there. There may be some that don’t, we’re just not aware of them. We do offer to call out to shelters for or with youth, so we could try to advocate on your behalf. If you’d like our help calling out to the youth shelters, give us a call.

    Our safeline is open 24/7.
    Be well, NRS

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    Guest replied
    If I don't have ID and go to a shelter will they still let me in? I'm 16 years old and I'm in NY

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  • ccsmod1
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    Hi there,

    Thank you for reaching out to us at the National Runaway Safeline. We are here 24/7 to listen and to support.

    Every shelter is different and so you would have to inquire about their rules when you call to see if there is room. Most would allow you to leave and go to school but may have a curfew. Depending on your age, some shelters may also need parental consent. If you give us a call at 1-800-RUNAWAY (786-2929) we could look up shelters in your area for you and also help you call out to them to ask questions if you are nervous.

    Let us know how we can best help,

    NRS

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