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    Hi there, so I'm having a lot if issues at home with emotional abuse and parents openly disowning me. I've planned to run away and have a place to stay. However there are a few holes in my plan that I was wondering you could help me resolve.

    1. I know im entitled to my education due to the McKinney-vento act, but I was wondering if there is a number I could call to figure out the proper steps to get enrolled (I'm heading to Eugene, Oregon) if you could get me the number that would be great =)
    2. I would be wanting to get a job to help out around the house with funds. If I applied at a small, non-chain business, would they do a background check on me to the extent that they would find out I was a runaway? And if they did find out, would they report me?
    3. Lastly how far away will police be searching? I'm staying in my home state and the town I'm going to is about 4 hours away so would they be searching for me there?

    Thank you so much for any and all feedback =)

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    RE: Running Away

    Hello,

    Thank you for reaching out to us here at the National Runaway Safeline. It sounds like home life is stressful. You mentioned that your parents emotionally abuse you and have openly disowned you. We imagine it is painful to hear them say things like that to you. You do not deserve to be mistreated in any way. If you feel threatened or at risk, it is your right to report to authorities for help (911 or child protective services). Sometimes there are issues at home that may be resolved with the help of a trusted adult or friend, family member, or even a family intervention specialist such as a social worker or counselor. However, it seems you may feel that living at home is something you no longer want, and you mentioned that you are planning to leave. A very important thing to consider is safety and stability as leaving home is a big decision. It sounds like you have been trying to plan things out as you stated you have a place to stay and are exploring how you can earn income for basic needs. It sounds like you have given this a lot of thought.

    Something that may be important to think about is a backup plan if things do not work out with your initial plan. We are here to listen and support you as best as we are able. If you would like to talk more about your situation and explore some of your options to keep you safe please call us at 1-800-RUNAWAY (786-2929); our services are free and confidential. If you cannot call in, you can chat with us through our website at www.1800runaway.org.

    To answer your question about background checks, we are not legal experts and are not sure what would be listed in specific checks. For a general understanding of employment of a minor in Oregon, you may benefit from visiting http://www.oregon.gov/boli/whd/clu/p..._taminors.aspx. For legal advice about working as a minor, it is often best to contact a legal aid office. The Oregon State Bar Lawyer Referral Service can be reached at 1-503-684-3763 or 1-800-452-7636.

    If you are looking to speak to someone about the process of enrolling, it may be best to visit http://www.lesd.k12.or.us/mckinney-vento/ to locate your school district and contact the homeless education liaison.

    And in regards to police searching for you, we unfortunately cannot give a specific answer because each state, city, and even county handles runaway cases differently. It may be best to reach out to your local non-emergency police department to inquire anonymously about runaway laws and procedures. If you needed assistance contacting any agencies or wanted other referrals we would be happy to help you with that and encourage you to call or chat for immediate services.

    You know what is best for you and we hope you stay safe in the decision you make.

    We look forward to your call or chat.

    Take care,
    NRS
    Last edited by ccsmod6; 08-19-2015, 08:10 AM.
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    • #3
      I am a run away

      I ran away last night my mother saw me walk out the door and didn't say anything to me. I am 17 and I just want to know how much trouble can the people I'm staying with get in for helping me? I was told just a few moments ago in the state of Louisiana you CAN'T RUN AWAY

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      • #4
        RE: I am a run away.

        If you have contacted NRS today through another means (for example, live chat, email or bulletin) for the same issue, it would be helpful to let us know that you have already contacted us. NRS understands it takes courage to reach out for help; therefore, we would like to minimize the need for you to repeat your situation and avoid offering you duplicate services.
        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
        [email protected] (Crisis Email)
        1-800-RUNAWAY (24 Hour Hotline)

        Tell us what you think about your experience!
        https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/YourOpinionMattersToUs

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