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  • ccsmod13
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    Hi there,

    You are really brave for reaching out for help and sharing a bit about your situation. Hitting is never okay and your mom should not be treating you like that. It is her responsibility as a your parent to make you feel safe and taken care of. You deserve to be treated in a way that makes you feel safe and loved.

    From what we know, if you runaway your mom can make a runaway report with the police. Running away is not illegal, but it means that the police will return you home.

    You do have the option of making a child abuse report to get a social worker involved to help. A social worker's job is to help you and make sure you have somewhere safe to live. You do not have to do this alone. You can contact the national child abuse hotline to talk more about your situation and receive support through the reporting process to get a trusted adult involved to intervene.

    You can call or chat with us anytime (1-800-786-2929 ; 1800runaway.org) if you would like to talk more about your situation at home and explore your options. We are here 24/7 to listen and help.

    Be safe,
    NRS

  • Guest
    Guest replied
    I'm 12 and my father passed away years ago so I live with my mother but I hate it because when something isn't her way she would hit me like I was her age I have had many bruses and I've also been to the doctor because of her can you pls tell me how to runaway without her finding out
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  • ccsmod10
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    Hello,

    You mentioned some things that raise concern for your safety and well-being. If any harm or abuse is happening at home, you have the right to report it. We are not experts on the issue, but generally once it's been reported, social services will either decide whether or not to take the case and further investigate. If they do take the case, they will send out someone from child protective services to do an investigation (interviewing people in the household) and from there they will decide the level of danger within the household. It generally ranges from no danger (the youth stays in the home, some services are given, and the case is closed), moderate danger (they will provide family services with possible temporary displacement) and high danger (they will remove the youth from the home and offer certain services).

    If you feel like this is an option you want to explore, you may find this website helpful: https://www.childhelp.org/child-abuse/. We can also help you to file a report if that’s the route you are considering.

    Please be safe and reach out soon by phone or chat so that we may help.
    Take care,
    NRS

  • Guest
    Guest replied
    Hi I’m 14 and I been going thru a lot at home,mostly it’s my mom always wanting to argue with me,but it’s gotten so bad that they lock me out the house and Id have had fist fights with my dad.They say it always my fault and ********,but they always start everything from the smallest things,I really love my parents but someone times I fell as I should be somewhere else I don’t fill safe anymore and my mom is just straight up crazy.But I have always hidden my family stuff, as in school people will probably describe me as social and fun to hangout with.What should I do?

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  • ccsmod15
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    Hello,
    Thank you for reaching out to National Runaway Safeline.
    First off, it’s great that you’re reaching out to us to get some information on your situation before taking any action. That can be hard to do.
    I’m sorry that you have to deal with family issues that are difficult and the cause for you wanting to leave your family. That sounds very challenging. Regarding running away, if you’re a minor, which you are until 18 (although it does depends on the state you live in), your legal guardians, (parents usually), have responsibility for you in the eyes of the law. Therefore, if you run away, your parents would likely file a runaway report to the police. The police would then look for you, and when they find you, they would return you to your legal guardians. Further, an orphanage wouldn’t just take in a youth without first investigating the situation and making sure that there are no legal guardians that the child would need to be reunited with.
    Other options involve investigating whether you can live with another family (e.g. other relatives, friend’s families), with your parents’ permission. If your parents are in agreement, you could have alternative living arrangement documentation signed by both the other family and your parents giving permission to this arrangement. Your school counselor can help you with the documentation needed for such an arrangement. Finally, the more complicated legal issue is emancipation from your parents. This is a more drawn out legal process that involves going to court. You would need to retain an attorney to represent you and this takes several months.

    I hope this answers your question. If you would like to discuss this further, please do not hesitate to call the Runaway Safeline at 1-800-786-2929. We are here 24/7 and all calls are anonymous. Thanks for reaching out.
    National Runaway Safeline

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  • Guest
    Guest replied
    Idk what to do I want to get away from my family,what do I do???

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  • ccsmod0
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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 contacting us. We’re sorry you’re going through this. You can contact us if you would like to share how you’re feeling may bring a variety of solutions previously not thought of. You are not alone in this. We want you to know that we are here as support to help you through this challenging time.

    If you would like to talk more in detail please chat soon through our website www.1800runaway.org (click on the chat button) if you are unable to call in.
    We hope to hear from you soon.

    Be safe,
    NRS

  • Guest
    Guest replied
    I’m someone who doesn’t love their family and wants to leave for good

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  • ccsmod15
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    Hi there. We want to help but need a bit more information from you to do so. Please give us a call at 1-800-RUNAWAY or chat with us by clicking on the chat feature at the top of our webpage: www.1800runaway.org. We can discuss trying to track down your caseworker so you can find a place to stay. We also have shelter resources around the country that might be an option for you.

    We hope to hear from you soon!

  • Guest
    Guest replied
    Hey, I'm 16 old and I don't have any parents or guardian and I need some place to stay, help me please I am alone

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  • ccsmod7
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    Hi there, thanks for reaching out today. Sounds like you are being blamed for things that you haven't done and your mom gets mad and it is really taking a toll on you. That cannot be easy. Here at NRS, we truly want to be a support for you during this difficult time.

    You mentioned that you dream of suicide. It takes a lot of strength to reach out for help, and we are so glad that you did. Your life has worth and our top priority is your safety. If you feel this is an emergency you could consider calling 911 for emergency assistance. We are here to listen and support you in any way that we can, and we can help you find resources that can help you cope with these feelings. You do not have to face this alone, and there is so much help out there for you. If you are thinking about hurting yourself, the National Suicide Hotline could be a good resource for you. You can check them out at www.youmatter.suicidepreventionlifeline.org, or you can call 1-800-273-8255 for help and support any time. You can also call us 24/7 at 1-800-RUNAWAY (786-2929) if you need to talk.

    If you haven't already, you might try to talk to your mom about how you are feeling. You so deserve to be heard and to get the help you need. You might see if there is anyway you can see a counselor to talk about how you are feeling.

    Please do not hesitate to call or chat if you have questions, need resources, or need to talk. We can explore your situation, go over all your options, and come up with a plan and resources to deal with your situation over the phone or on live chat. We are looking forward to hearing from you soon, and wish you the best of luck.

  • Guest
    Guest replied
    I'm only 10 and I want to run to a orphanage BC my mom gets mad for no reason I say it wasn't me BC it wasn't me she says it's always not me and it's got to the point were I dream suicide :/

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  • ccsmod11
    commented on Guest's reply
    Hi, and thank you for writing to us here at National Runaway Safeline (NRS). You mentioned wanting to get away. While we are not experts on the law, 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.

    If you'd like to talk in more detail about your situation and where you may be able to go, or have any questions please call 1-800-RUNAWAY (786-2929) or chat with us (www.1800RUNAWAY.org) as we can best help by phone or chat. Best, NRS

  • Guest
    Guest replied
    Please I want to get away from this dump I don’t know where to go

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  • ccsmod9
    commented on Guest's reply
    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 sounds like you’re quite overwhelmed by things at home right now and you mentioned being harmed. We’re sorry you’re going through this. You don't deserve to be hurt in any way. If you are at risk of any danger or feeling unsafe, we encourage you to reach out to 911 or seek emergency assistance immediately. You may also be able to report any mistreatment to CPS. Child Help USA 1-800-422-4453 www.childhelp.org is an organization that helps protect minors from being harmed. It may also be a good place to explore options for staying with another family member or someone you trust as far as transferring custody.
    Often, having a safe space to share how you’re feeling may bring a variety of solutions previously not thought of. You are not alone in this. We want you to know that we are here as support to help you through this challenging time.
    If you would like to talk more in detail please chat soon through our website www.1800runaway.org (click on the chat button) if you are unable to call in. We unfortunately cannot give advice as we are non-directive. You know your situation best
    We hope to hear from you soon.
    Be safe,
    NRS
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