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    i am 15 if i run away what will happen ?

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  • ccsmod2
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    Hello There,
    Thank you for contacting The National Runaway Safeline, we are here to help and here to listen. It seems like you are going through a difficult time right now. Ideally home is where you feel safe and should not have to be scared, which unfortunately does not seem like the case for you. If you are feeling scared due to abuse you can make an abuse report by contacting The Child Help Line at: 1800-422-4453. We know that making an abuse report can be scary and if you would like our help advocating for you please give us a call and we would be able to help with an abuse report. If you feel like your life is in danger please call 911, and a police officer will be able to help you.
    We are not legal experts but if you left home without permission your legal guardian does have the right to file a runaway report. If the police did find you they most likely would bring you back home if they think it is safe for you to go back home. Your safety is our top concern so whatever your plan is we hope that you are safe. One option is to consider staying with a family member or a friend. Also sometimes talking to a school counselor about what is going on may help you.
    We hope that this information will be helpful to you in your situation. If you have any questions or would like to explore more options please give us a call. We are here 24/7 to listen and to provide support to you. We wish you the best of luck!
    NRS

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    I'm 14 and I'm really scared of my mum..ive wanted to run away for a long time and be free but I don't know if it will have consequences...

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  • ccsmod1
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    Hey there,

    Thanks so much for contacting us, it takes a lot of courage to reach out and share your story. It must be really hard to live in a home with so much tension. It's great to hear that you and your dad have such a good relationship; it can really help to have a supportive person like him to share your feelings with. Running away is a big decision and it can be very stressful to figure out what you want to do.

    You mentioned that your mom has hit and punched you before. Absolutely no one deserves to be abused. If you are at risk of any danger or feeling unsafe, we encourage you to reach out to 911 or seek emergency assistance immediately. If any harm or abuse is happening at home, you have the right to report it. If you feel like this is an option you want to explore, you may find this website helpful: https://www.childhelp.org/child-abuse/. We can also help you to file a report if that’s the route you are considering. It may also be a good idea to explore options for staying with another family member or someone you trust as far as transferring custody.

    If you’d like to go over what’s going on in depth, or if you’d like to explore other options that you may have available to you, please don’t hesitate to call us at 1-800-RUNAWAY. You can also chat us by clicking on the “CHAT” button on top of our homepage. We’re open 24/7 and here to listen and support you in any way we can.

    All the best,
    NRS

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    Hello, im 15 and i want to runaway from home i live in Atlanta Georgia, and the reasoning as to why i want to is because, my dad is perfect i love him so much. it's just my mod she hates me just because my mom and dad said that they were going to break up (not married) and my dad asked me if i wanted to live with him so i said yes. ever since then my mom hated me so much she shows favoritism in the house to my siblings and she hits me like punches me all the time and i can't take it any more i need help on what to do.

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  • ccsmod7
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    Hi, that sounds like a really hard situation, so thank you for reaching out to us today.

    We’re not legal experts, but we can speak to what we usually see. Since you’re 15, if you were to go stay with your girlfriend, your dad could file a runaway report. If that happened, your name would be added to a database, and if the police were to find you, they’d bring you back home. While your girlfriend probably wouldn’t get in trouble, her parents or guardians could be charged with harboring a runaway if you stayed there. That being said, your safety is the most important thing and your dad does have a legal obligation to care for you, which includes providing you with food, so if you wanted to, you could file an abuse report if you aren’t getting food at home. If you’d like to do that you can call 1-800-422-4453, or if you don’t have access to a phone, you could go onto childhelp.org. You could also tell a teacher or counselor, and they would have to report from there.

    If you ever want to talk through your options, we’re available 24/7 at 1-800-Runaway, you can also chat with us on our website.

    Best,

    NRS

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    Hello, I'm 15 and i've wanted to run away for a very long time now. About almost 2 months ago i've gotten back together with my girlfriend who i previously dated for 6 months. My dad doesn't like this girl because she broke up with me. I kept the secret from him for about almost 2 months and just yesterday he's found out due to taking my phone in the middle of the night and searching through it. Since yesterday i've been told to stay in my room and I haven't eaten a thing since the day before yesterday. I want to leave and stay with my girlfriend but i'm scared that i i get caught that my dad will hurt me as in the past my mom tried to leave but she grabbed her and kept her from leaving. He did this right infront of me and i can't forget about it. He also has threaten to take my whole outside life away. He's already taken my phone, playstation. and any other contact to the outside besides my Laptop. I can still go to school but besides that i'm not allowed outside period. I want to leave but i'm afraid that my girlfriend would get introuble for housing a run away and may get charged. Many of my friends have agreed with her and I that it's my decision of who I want to be with and all he can do is list his opinion on it. Is there anyway out of this?

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  • ccsmod1
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    Hey there,

    Thanks so much for reaching out to us, we know it takes a lot of courage to share your story. Unfortunately, we are not legal experts so we can't tell you the repercussions of violating parole. If you'd like, you can call 311 (nonemergency police) for information about local policy or talk to your parole officer directly for information about leaving home. If you’d like to go over what’s going on in depth, or if you’d like to explore other options that you may have available to you, please don’t hesitate to call us at 1-800-RUNAWAY. You can also chat us by clicking on the “CHAT” button on top of our homepage. We’re open 24/7 and here to listen and support you in any way we can.

    All the best,
    NRS

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    Hello im am 15 years old n im plaing on runaway again and im on probation for a year n if i runaway again that will be a warrant and im planning on hiding until i turn 18 willl they're be consequences

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  • ccsmod1
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    Hey there,

    Thanks so much for contacting us, it takes a lot of courage to reach out and share your story. It must be really hard to have issues with your friend that make you want to leave home. It may be beneficial to talk with someone you trust like a parent, family member, school counselor/social worker about what's been going on with your friends. Running away is a big decision and it can be very stressful to figure out what you want to do.

    You mentioned that you have previously had thoughts of suicide and have self-harmed in the past. We care a lot about your safety, and we can help you find resources that can help you cope with these feelings. You do not have to face this alone, and there is so much help out there for you. If you are thinking about hurting yourself, the National Suicide Hotline could be a good resource for you. You can check them out at https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/, or you can call 1-800-273-8255 for help and support any time.

    If you’d like to go over what’s going on in depth, or if you’d like to explore other options that you may have available to you, please don’t hesitate to call us at 1-800-RUNAWAY. You can also chat us by clicking on the “CHAT” button on top of our homepage. We’re open 24/7 and here to listen and support you in any way we can.

    All the best,
    NRS

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    Hi I am 15 year old girl and I want to run away bc of a situation with my friends (not parents), I will kill myself or injure myself more (I already self harm) if I stay here. I need help finding somewhere to stay in Boston, Massachusetts. I am considering and planning on leaving tomorrow night. I have looked up Youth on Fire and a Bridge Over troubled Waters but it is hard to find the info I need. I have 37 dollars saved for this and food and clothes

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  • ccsmod2
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    Thank you so much for reaching out to National Runaway Safeline, we are here to listen and to help. It sounds like you are going through a lot; whatever you discuss with us is 100% confidential, always. It probably hurts to have to keep secrets from your family for fear that they will respond negatively. It's clear that you really care about this young lady. We are encouraged at National Runaway Safeline not to give advice to callers, but rather offer options and help make a plan that feels safe and secure for you. If you decide that running away is what you want to do, we could discuss things like where you would go, how you would find shelter, food & water, a bathroom, etc. We could also discuss what talking to your parents would look like. One of the things we offer at NRS is a conference call, whereby we would act as a liason between you and your parents, to help you discuss the things you want to talk about and have a support on the phone to help you do it. If talking through these things sounds desirable, please feel free to reach out to us either by phone or chat through our website- www.1800runaway.org, 1-800-RUNAWAY. Thanks again for reaching out, we're here to listen and to help!

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    Hello, I'm 14 and a young lady, 15 in August. I might want to run away soon, I'm not sure. I love my family, and they love me. But, they take things badly. Like, if I get in trouble, they get angry. I have a relationship with a woman my age, three days apart. She is technically a male but she identifies as female. We might run away together if things get bad. I feel like my family doesn't trust me enough, the relationship is a secret between us two. In the future, we're definitely getting married. I just want to be happy and free without my family getting angry about me loving someone. They're possible homophobes and transphobes, and I don't want them to disown me for loving who I want to love. They feel so overprotective all of the I understand that they're just doing what they think is best for me and that they love me, and I'm afraid of telling them how I feel in fear of having things like my phone taken away or privileges of visiting my friends taken away. None of my friends or family would know about us running away in fear of being hunted down. I would leave my parents a note telling how much I love my family and why I've left. I just don't know what to do, I refuse to tell anyone how I feel because I know the consequences. Please help, give advice too. This is all a secret and I wish to keep anonymous. Thank you.

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  • ccsmod15
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    Hi,

    Thanks for reaching out to the National Runaway Safeline. It sounds like you do not know what to do, though you certainly know what you want. Good for you for reaching out for help. We want to be here for you in any way we can.

    It must be difficult to be getting such a hard time from Dad, and to not have Mom believe you and support you. You deserve to feel heard and taken care of at home. From your message, it seems that you know how to take care of yourself, and that if you were to runaway you could sustain yourself and be safe. These are important things to consider when contemplating running away. You bring up another important thing to consider, which is the legality of running away. If your parents do report you as a runaway, the police will be obligated to make a good faith effort to find you and bring you back home. Perhaps to get around this, you can talk to your parents about your thoughts. If you are able to get their consent to live in this other place, it would remove you from the potential of having the police involved. Maybe introducing the idea as a temporary solution would make them more understanding and willing to consent. You can also consider the process of emancipation, though this is a very long and involved process. If you want, you can call us to explore this option as well as other alternatives.

    We know it is not easy to feel like are without help, but we hope we were able to support you through a process of healthy decision making. If you are looking for more ideas, you can always call us. Our number is 1-800-RUN-AWAY. We are open 24/7, and are here to listen and help. Good luck on your journey.

    Sincerely,
    National Runaway Safeline

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    Im 16 years old , i live in South Carolina , my dad is giving me a hard time right now , he has been to be honest . I need to leave , i want to runaway , i have a job , money , i even have a place to stay at if i do runaway . But i dont know what to do , my dad knows where i work , what school i go to . my mom isnt doing anything but believing anything my dad says about me , they are tag teaming on me and i just dont want to be there nomore and hear my dad talk sh** about me or to me anymore , how can i legally move out without them getting me back home , becuase if i runaway from home , and the cops bring me back home , there aint no telling what my dad would do to me . what should i do ? i turn 17 in 9 months but i cant wait that long . i need help .

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