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  • #46
    I’m 17 my mom kicked me out but she’s still trying to tell me what to do at a family friends house and telling me that I can’t go live with a different family friend is I want to get emancipated but is it legal for her to kick me out but still try to control me

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      Hello and thank you for reaching out to the National Runaway Safeline. We are sorry to hear that your mom is making your life so difficult and complicated. As you are still a minor, she does have a legal responsibility to make sure you are taken care of, whether that be at home or at your friend’s house with her permission.

      While we are not legal experts, we do have a great deal of experience working with runaways. It is not illegal to run away. Your parent/guardian could file a runaway report on you but this would NOT mean that you would get arrested or charged with anything. It typically does mean that the police could return you home if they encountered you and that would be that. Some police can be more understanding about what is going on at your home. In our experience, police will oftentimes return the youth back to their guardian almost no matter what. Police typically do not actively search for a runaway youth. However, they will go where the parent/guardian directs them if they know where you are staying. Additionally, police can sometimes be more lenient about runaway situations the closer you are to 18. You can attempt to calmly, respectfully, and persistently deny them consent to touch you or take you anywhere, and they may give up on trying to return you home. They also may not, in which case you should comply with what they tell you to do for your safety.

      It might be a good idea to talk a little bit more with us about what exactly is going on and what options you might have. Please don’t hesitate to call us on our 24/7 hotline 1-800-786-2929 or chat with us at 1800runaway.org.

      Take care,
      NRS

  • #47
    I'm 17 and I have been kicked out from my moms for a few month now I've been hoping around from here to there and just started to live with my grandmother but we can't seem to get along I haven't even been here for a week and she wants me out I don't know what to do, where to go, or who to contact anymore. I don't like this and isn't how I wanted to be growing up. Is there anything I can do so I'm not living outside soon. None of my family is help and believe anything they hear about me that most of the time isn't true. I have no money and a little of clothes and stuff. please help me I'm stuck and in need of help asap if anyone around my age or something please reach out to me in my socials ****
    Last edited by ccsmod13; 11-06-2020, 08:50 PM. Reason: Edited for identifying information.

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      Hi there,

      Thank you for taking the time to contact us here at NRS and we appreciate you sharing your situation on our Bulletin. It sounds like you are in a really scary spot right now after being kicked out by your mom and not getting along well with your grandmother. Because you are still a minor your family has a legal responsibility to care for you and it is not okay for them to kick you out. You deserve to feel safe.

      You do have the option to contact child protective services for help and to ensure you have safe place to stay. We understand this can sometimes be an intimidating decision to make and you do not have to do it alone. You can speak with an advocate at The National Child Abuse Hotline to learn more about what this might be like for you, www.childhelp.org.

      Another option that you might have is to go to a youth shelter. Youth shelters can provide a safe place to stay and the often offer transitional living programs. TLPs are long term housing programs for young adults that provide support while you work toward living independently. If you call our hotline or chat with us, we are happy to search our databases for resources in your area.

      We are available 24/7 for immediate support by phone at 1-800-786-2929 and through live chat at 1800runaway.org. We hope to hear from you soon so that we can provide support and resources.

      NRS
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