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  • Guest
    Guest replied
    Hi I’m 14 my stepdad abuses me and I just can’t take it anymore

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  • ccsmod10
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    Hi there,

    You mentioned wanting to know how you can leave home before turning 18. The easiest way to leave home is with your guardians permission. We understand that might be challenging, however, maybe there’s another family member, relative, or a family friend who could help to communicate how you’re feeling to your guardian. The second way is through Child Protective Services if safety is a concern. Lastly, you can also look into emancipation options. In most states you need to be at least 16 to be considered and demonstrate that you can support yourself financially and independently. Emancipation often can be a lengthy process and may even cost some money for court fees. We would be happy to look into legal resources if that’s something you are considering.

    Please reach out soon so that we may offer support and resources to you. Our number is 1-800-RUNAWAY (786-2929).

    Be safe,

    NRS

  • Guest
    Guest replied
    Hi I’m 11 probably the youngest here and I want to runaway I tried it once and I got caught now I want to try it again an go even further so I won’t get caught

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  • ccsmod16
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    Hi,
    Thank you for reaching out; we are glad that you did. We would like to help you, but the best way for us to do that is to be able to talk with you about what life is like for you. If you reach out to us either by calling 1-800-RUNAWAY or using our live chat through www.1800runaway.org we would be able to help by listening and helping you to figure out the help you need.
    We truly hope to hear from you soon.
    Sincerely,
    NRS

  • Guest
    Guest replied
    i wunt to run away but i do not no were to go or how not to get cot can you help me without my parents noing

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  • ccsmod13
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    Hi there,

    Thanks for contacting NRS and we appreciate you sharing a little bit about what’s going on. We want you to know that we are here as support to help you with figuring out your next steps in this difficult situation. Asking for help was really responsible and smart of you. We are sorry to hear things are so unstable at home. You deserve to live somewhere that makes you feel safe and supported.

    Generally speaking, your parents are your legal guardians until you turn 18, so they can decide where you live. If you do choose to leave without permission, your parents can report you as a runaway to the police. Running away is not illegal, but it is a status offense. This means that if your parents know where you are staying then they can have the police return you home.

    The easiest way to leave home as a minor is with your parents’ permission. In this case, they would be allowing you to live somewhere else where you are safe and being cared for. A helpful step is to start reaching out to friends and family members you might be able to stay with. Sometimes having an adult advocate on your side can make communicating your needs more effective to your parents. Perhaps an adult family member, a friend's parent or a counselor at school can talk to your parents with you about your experience at home and the possibility of you leaving.

    We truly want to be a support for you as you decide on your next steps. We are available 24/7 to listen and help as much as possible. Please do not hesitate to reach out again by phone or chat if you would like to talk more in-depth about your situation and explore your options. You can contact us by phone at 1-800-786-2929 or use our live chat services at www.1800runaway.org.

    Stay safe,
    NRS

  • Guest
    Guest replied
    Hey, I'm 14 years old and i want to run away without telling my family about it. what can i do?

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  • ccsmod3
    commented on Guest's reply
    Thank you for reaching out to us. You mentioned wanting to know how you can leave home before turning 18. The easiest way to leave home is with your parents permission. We understand that might be challenging, however, maybe there’s another family member, relative, or a family friend who could help to communicate how you’re feeling to your parents. The second way is through Child Protective Services if safety is a concern. Lastly, you can also look into emancipation options. In most states you need to be at least 16 to be considered and demonstrate that you can support yourself financially and independently. Emancipation often can be a lengthy process and may even cost some money for court fees. We would be happy to look into legal resources if that’s something you are considering.

    Please reach out soon so that we may offer support and resources to you. Our number is 1-800-RUNAWAY (786-2929).

    Be safe.

  • Guest
    Guest replied
    hi, i'm 14 and i want to runaway with my sister (16).

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  • ccsmod2
    commented on Guest's reply
    Hello There,
    Thank you for reaching out to 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.
    We are not legal experts but because you are a minor if you were to leave home without permission your legal guardian could file a runaway report on you. If the police were to find you they most likely would bring you back home. One option to consider is to talk with your family about what has been going on and see what your options may be. Another option to consider would be to talk with a school counselor about what has been going on. Sometimes talking with a professional can help you feel better.
    We hope this information will be helpful to you in your situation. If you have any other questions or would like to explore more options please give us a call. We are here 24/7 to listen and provide support to you. Best of luck!
    NRS

  • Guest
    Guest replied
    Hey I'm 16 about to be 17 in a month i'm living in Wisconsin with my dad and step mom and want to move with my real mom back in California. I do not want to live here anymore due to problems with my step mom. I do not have a job or any money to move there by myself.
    Last edited by ccsmod2; 01-14-2020, 04:18 PM.

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  • ccsmod6
    commented on Guest's reply
    Hey there,

    Thanks for reaching out to us and sharing what has been going on at home lately. We're sorry that you're going through this. You don't deserve to be treated disrespectfully. While we're not legal experts here at NRS, generally speaking, youth can't runaway to an orphanage, as orphanages and foster care are services for youth whose parents or legal guardians have lost custody. There are emergency shelters that can offer temporary help to youth, and we can look into available shelters in your area if you call or chat with us.

    If you feel like it would be helpful to talk about the way you feel your parents are treating you, you could reach out to a school counselor/social worker to help mediate a conversation between the three of you. You can also call us directly if you would like, and we can help arrange a conference call with your parents to help open up a dialogue and allow you to express your feelings in a safe space. It might also be helpful to write down some of your thoughts in a journal or email and allow your mom or dad to reply. That might be a way to cool down the conversation and ensure they're hearing your feelings and concerns.

    Again, we're really sorry this is happening at home. If you want to talk about what's going on in more depth, or if you'd like to talk through other options please don’t hesitate to call us at 1-800-RUNAWAY. You can also chat with us by clicking on the “CHAT” button on top of our homepage. We’re open 24/7 and here to listen and help.

    All our best,
    NRS

  • Guest
    Guest replied
    Hi, I am 13 years old and I wanna run away from home. I feel like I am in hell but even worse. My parents SUCK at parenting I just wish I was never born. My parents dont physically hurt me but mentaly they do from what comes out of there mouth. I have been told 'I hate you" from my mom. she has also told me that she wishes I was died. I remember it like it was just yesterday that when I was 8 years old she told me I look like a pregnant 8 year old when was 8. Can you just imagine what that does to an 8 year old. My dad then always talks crap about me when i am upstairs. He literally does everything in his power to make my mom get mad at dumb ass. Jesus Christ he pisses me off. He makes me feel like I am a piece of trash. He treats my step sisters WAYYYYYYYYY BETTERRRRRR then he treats me. I litterally have no pics with him on the wall its all him and my step sisters. He buys me nothing literally everything that is in my closet is what my mom bought me and I am greatfull for. I love my mom I just feel like my dad is like making her into a phsyco. She does her best but I just feel like she got something wrong with her in her brain she doesnt seem healthy to me. She just pisses me off when she calls me names that make me feel like trash.

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  • ccsmod16
    commented on Guest's reply
    Hi,

    Thanks for reaching out to the National Runaway Safeline. It sounds like you are going through a really tough time. We understand it takes great courage to share about this, and we commend you for seeking help.

    It sounds like you are looking to run away. 18 is generally the age that an individual may leave home without parent permission. If you are under 18 and leave home, your parent/guardian may file you as a runaway and you may be returned home. Also, those you stay with may run the risk of being charged with harboring a runaway. If you feel like running anyway, it is important that you have a place to go, and that you know how to survive once there. We hope that your depression lifts soon. It is important you know that you are good, and you are worthy of love. There is help for you. While you may not feel comfortable talking about your situation with teachers, you may feel better around a school counselor. Friends are another great resource for this.

    We hope some of this information was useful to you, and that you are feeling more hopeful. If you want to talk further about your plan to run away, we would love to help you work things out. We are available 24/7 at 1800runaway.org (for live chat) or at 1-800-786-2929 (for phone). Good luck with everything.

    Sincerely,
    NRS

  • Guest
    Guest replied
    Hello I'm 12 year old
    and I wan't to runaway I have depression every time I try to talk to a teacher about my depression I always lied because I don't wan't anyone to know don't get me wrong I love my parent but I fell that I wan't good enough for them and my two older brothers hates me I just want to be in another place were my family is not don't contact my parent if I runaway I will leave them a note, just tell me when, and what I need to pack I will be waiting for your response (I live in Wisconsin)

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