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    Hello I am a 16 year old immigrant who does not wish to keep living in the house I currently live in. I have no Social Security and no license, no car, and no money. I am very unsure on what my options would be if i decided to run away from home and how to survive after i do.

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    Re: Unsure on how to proceed.

    Hi there,

    Thanks for reaching out and sharing a bit about your situation. It sounds like you're trying to figure out what it would look like if you left home. From what you shared, it sounds like there would be some challenges as far as figuring out how you'd support yourself and you aren't sure how you'd survive. We aren't legal experts, but running away itself is usually considered a status offense. The laws instead tend to fall on the adults helping a runaway. It can be hard to know exactly what will happen if you leave, but many cities/states to offer resources for young people who find themselves on the run and away from home. We don't know exactly where you're located, so be a good starting point. If you'd like to continue talking about your situation, please feel free to reach out on our Live Chat. Good luck!
    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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