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    Okay, this isn't so much legal, but no other part of the bulletin board fits so might as well go here. I'm 14 and have $40. I need to get to a different state a few hundred miles from here. Unfortunately, no transportation system will take a 14 year old that far without an adult to say I'm allowed. Besides that, all the ones who will take me that far are too expensive for me. Can 1-800-RUNAWAY help me to get to where I need to go (affordably) if I call? Thank you.

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    Re: I'm running away


    Thank you for reaching out to the National Runaway Switchboard for help with your situation and we hope that we can be of service to you in time of need. When you stressed the need for money and getting to another state, it left us to wonder what led you to want to go away from home. We hope that you can offer us more depth into what is happening with you, so that we can help in other ways. Unfortunately, we are not in a position to give you cash or provide you transportation away from home.

    One of the services we offer is called Homefree and this is our only affiliation with Greyhound to get children stranded back home to their guardian. If a child choose to run away from home and wanted to reunite with loved ones, we can work with the youth to assess their qualification to get that child a ticket to get back home. We cannot send you away from home or enable you to run away because we do not operate this way. If you are interested in calling us at 1800RUNAWAY for assistance, we do have information for traveler's aid in certain major cities to help you. We can offer you information such as where to call for transportation but we cannot aid you with what you are asking now. We can listen and help in other ways. We hope that you are not to dissapointed but can count on us to help you figure things out for the betterment of everyone involved. Good luck and we look forward to helping you in other ways.

    Please remember you can reach us directly by calling our 24 hour hotline, 1-800-RUNAWAY (786-2929) or through our Live Chat.

    National Runaway Safeline
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    1-800-RUNAWAY (24 Hour Hotline)

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