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    I am a 19 year old and have been dealing with physical and emotional abuse from my mother since I was very young. Unfortunately I am now attending a full time residential program with counseling and school programs to get help with this abuse and obtain my high school diploma. The program allows me to have home visits on the weekends and holidays; however, my mom recently told me that can no longer come home. The program will not allow me to leave any longer because they refuse to give consent. I want to be able to leave and stay with friends and other family on weekends and holidays as I can without their permission. I am turning 20 in just a few months and it doesn’t seem right that my mother should be able to control this anymore when she threw me out into the streets and I am now homeless. What recourse do I have to get control of this situation?

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    Hi there,
    Thank you for writing to us here at National Runaway Safeline (NRS). We understand it takes great courage to reach out, and we appreciate you sharing a little bit about what’s going on. It seems there is a lot that you are faced with right now and you’re feeling like leaving is one of your only options. From what we gather about your situation there is a lot going on. If you are 19 then your mom no longer controls who you go with or what you do. Please know that you are an adult and therefore can make those choices of your own will. Unless you have signed off those rights there should be a way of choosing where you go if you speak with the program director. If you need places we offer transitional living programs and shelter resources so that you can get on your feet. We are here as support to help through this challenging time. We can best help by phone or chat as NRS is unable to respond more than twice by email to assist you. If you would like to talk more in detail please call or chat soon.
    Our contact information is 1-800-RUNAWAY (786-2929); (click on the chat button).
    If you are at risk of any danger or feeling unsafe, we encourage you to reach out to 911 or seek emergency assistance immediately.
    Be safe,
    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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