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  • ccsmod13
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    Thank you for taking the time to reach out to us here at the National Runaway Safeline. NRS is a safe and confidential space for young people to receive support and resources. We are a non-directive and non-judgmental space for you talk through your situation and explore your options. We are here 24/7 to listen and help.

    You mentioned some things that sound like you are concerned for your safety at home. If you are experiencing any abuse or neglect at home one option to get help could be to make an abuse report to child protective services. This can be a scary decision to make sometimes, but you do not need to do it alone. You can speak with an advocate at an organization called Child Help to learn more about the reporting process and what it might be look like for you, www.childhelp.org.

    A helpful start could also be to reach out to any friends, family members, or trusted adults. Having a support system is very important during difficult situations especially if you are considering running away from home. Sometimes just having a safe space to talk about your feelings can help you brainstorm new options and ideas you had not previously thought of.

    We are available 24/7 for immediate support by phone at 1-800-786-2929 or through live chat at 1800runaway.org. Please do not hesitate to reach out again if you would like to talk more about your situation and explore all of your possible options.

    Stay safe,
    NRS

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    hello im 12 years old , i want to runaway from home i dont wanna talk about why/ but i am scared too and dont know where to go, im currently sneaking on my school chromebook after getting hit for no reason pls reply. BTW im a girl and i dont know how this program works and i dont want my parents to find out about this

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  • ccsmod15
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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 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. They can tell you more about how CPS could respond to your situation. If you ever need assistance calling out to CPS to make an abuse or neglect report please call is at 1-800-RUNAWAY.
    It sounds like you’re fearing that the situation may end in suicide if things don’t change. Your safety and well-being is important. If you are at risk of any danger or feeling unsafe, we encourage you to reach out to 911 or seek emergency assistance immediately. The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-TALK (8255); www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org is also a great resource to reach out to in addition to our crisis services.
    If you’re feeling unsafe and need a safe place to go and talk to someone, you may wish to visit The National Safeplace website (www.nationalsafeplace.org). This organization provides access to immediate help and supportive resources for youth in need. You can look up your city and state to see if there are any safe places near you listed. So that is always an option if you feel like talking to someone in person about what has been going on or if you just need of a safe place to stay. You can also use their TXT 4 HELP free service offered to all youth in crisis. It’s quick, easy, safe, and confidential:

    · Text the word “safe” and your current location (address, city, state) to 4HELP (44357).
    · Within seconds, you will receive a message with the closest Safe Place site and phone number for the local youth agency.
    · For immediate help, reply with “2chat” to text interactively with a trained counselor.
    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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    Hi I'm a 10 year old girl. I've been thinking about running away for about 2-3 years. I don't really get abused. I live with my dad,his brother, and my great grandma. And I'm kind of suicidal. By what I said earlier I don't really get abused but my dad sometimes like play fights and I tell him that it hurts but..he doesn't listen he tells me that it doesn't hurt. Then again I live in a Bipolar household one minute someone's happy and nice then the second they are yelling and mean. I also have depression, anxiety, ADHD, and I'm also bipolar. My school causes lots of stress because I sometimes get yelled at if I don't finish all my work. I don't want to run away for one reason and that's because I'll have nowhere to go! I was looking to see if I could walk to an orphanage or something like that but nothing's close enough. And where I live in Florida people aren't the "best". I just want to live a better life with a new family! And I already have wrote down what I'm bringing with me. Once I get 100 dollars I may or may not run away. Please tell me what I should do!

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  • ccsmod15
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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. It seems you want to know some information on runaway laws.
    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. Also, those you stay with may run the risk of being charged with harboring a runaway. For more specifics on the law, the local non-emergency police or legal aid may better answer legal questions.
    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 forum 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); www.1800runaway.org (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,
    NRS

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    Guest replied
    Hi I am 15 and would like to know if I could be put into a foster home or an adoption home I have a family but I can't take the drama anymore and I don't want to go down the same paths as them my father has been arrested many times and my brother can't stop smoking weed and I don't want to be like them so can you please help my birthday is in January that's when I probably won't be able to take anymore of it.

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  • ccsmod4
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    Hello,
    Thank you for writing to us here at the National Runaway Safeline.

    We understand it takes great courage to reach out, and we appreciate you sharing a little bit about what’s going on. NRS is here to listen and here to help.
    We want you to know that we are here as support to help you through this challenging time. We can best help by phone or chat as NRS is unable to respond more than twice by email or bulletin for assistance. If you would like to talk more in detail and share more about how we can help specifically, please call or chat soon.

    Our contact information is 1-800-RUNAWAY (786-2929); www.1800runaway.org (click on the chat button).

    If you are at risk of any danger or feeling unsafe, we encourage you to reach out to or seek emergency assistance immediately.

    We hope to hear from you soon.

    Take care,
    NRS

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    Guest replied
    Hello, I am 12 years old and I want to runaway from home.
    Last edited by ccsmod4; 09-05-2020, 01:29 AM.

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    Guest replied
    Thank you for helping. And also im writing it here because for some reason it wouldnt let me edit my other one. But i think im feeling a bit better now besides the run away part, but still thank you for helping.

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  • ccsmod2
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    Hello There,
    Thank you for reaching out to The National Runaway Safeline, we are here to help and here to listen. It sounds like you are going through a really difficult time right now, and we want you to know that you are not alone.
    We are sorry that your mother says mean things to you, you do not deserve that. And having thoughts of dying can be serious. If you are ever feeling suicidal please reach out to someone for help. You can always contact The National Suicide Prevention Hotline at: 1800-273-8255. There is always someone willing to listen and willing to help.
    We know you mentioned wanting to run away, we are not legal experts but we do have some information. If you were to leave without permission and the police were to find you they most likely would bring you back home.
    We hope that this information will be helpful to you in your situation. If you have any more questions or would like to explore more options please give us a call. We are here 24/7 to listen and to provide support. Best of luck!
    NRS

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    Guest replied
    Umm hi. Im a random person who wants to run away, and i dont have a phone. So if a reply goes to email, dont send me one, because then my mom will figure out. And my mom scares the heck out of me, and so does my step-dad. I feel like my mom and step-dad dont love me, and my real dad and my grandparents are the only people that love me, but i barely see them anymore. And my mom makes me feel like i should run away because she makes me want to die. And im scared of the pain of dying, so i was like ‘nope. Im running away.’ Today she said i look like im homeless and then i thought ‘well if i look homeless then why dont i be homeless?!’ I was just too sad and mad. And i tried to calm myself down, but i couldnt. I just want to leave. I actually thought of killing my family, so i know i should leave. Please dont bring this up to the authorities. Im not even allowed to be using the ipad because my sister keeps getting me in trouble. Just please dont tell anyone about this. But im only 10 and i want to leave. What should i do? Reminder do not write back if it goes to email because if it goes to email my whole family will find out. I really thought im going crazy and i shouldnt feel like this. So...what should 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 are sorry to hear about the loss of your graddad and how it has affected you emotionally. 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. It seems you want to know some information on runaway laws.
    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. Also, those you stay with may run the risk of being charged with harboring a runaway. For more specifics on the law, the local non-emergency police or legal aid may better answer legal questions.
    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.
    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); www.1800runaway.org (click on the chat button). If you would like to look into further emotional support options, you can text with a crisis worker at the National Alliance on Mental Illness 24/7 by texting "NAMI" to 741741.
    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,
    NRS

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    Guest replied
    Hi i am not 14 or older but i m ten and i just wan't to leave my so called home because its not really feeling like my home every since my granddad had died at 5 and ever since then i got depression for 5 years and i don't feel at home here and i also want to runway without people knowing.please help me.

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  • ccsmod15
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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. We want you to know that we are here as support to help you through this challenging time. We can best help by phone or chat as NRS is unable to respond more than twice by email or bulletin for assistance. If you would like to talk more in detail and share more about how we can help specifically, please call or chat soon. We can look up some shelter or housing resources for you if you'd like.
    Our contact information is 1-800-RUNAWAY (786-2929); www.1800runaway.org (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.
    We hope to hear from you soon.
    Be safe,
    NRS

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    Guest replied
    What if my mom died and my parent if divorce and we don’t have our own home where can I live because I don’t have good relationship with my relative

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