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  • ccsmod3
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    Hello,

    Thank you for contacting the National Runaway Safeline. We recognize that it takes a lot of courage to reach out. It sounds like you’ve been having a difficult time at home, and we are here to listen and help.

    Running away is a big decision, and it may be helpful to know some general runaway laws while you consider leaving home. 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.

    If you are interested in running away to a shelter or youth home, we would be happy to provide referrals for you if you call our 24/7 number at 1-800-786-2929. You can also chat live with us online at www.1800runaway.org (Click the CHAT button).

    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. 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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    I have been on here before but I don't feel like my parents will change the said liking the same sexuality is wrong and against the bible so i still feel like running away I need somewhere to go I'm in new mexico

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    I'm 13 and want to runaway I have everything ready but i don't know where to go any help i live in Hobbs New Mexico

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  • ccsmod15
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    Hi there,

    Thanks for reaching out to us. We are sorry to hear your parents aren't accepting your sexual identity and that your brother is picking on you. That must be difficult and you don't deserve that. Of course, people do change and it's very possible one day your parents will in fact accept you for who you are. As so many people who have been in a similar position to you have said, "it gets better." But for now, we definitely recognize you're in a tough spot. We get that.

    As for running away: just keep in mind that if you leave home without permission your parents most likely would file a runaway report and you would probably be found and returned home by police. There really isn't anywhere you can go that is safe (like shelters) that would allow you to stay there without notifying your parents. And if you were to stay with someone else your parents could press charges against them for harboring a runaway. We don't mention all of this to try to persuade you not to runaway, but just to let you know what probably would happen. Your safety is our utmost concern.

    Perhaps there are options besides running away. For instance, perhaps you can find support with other youth that are in your type of situation and can relate to what you are sharing. Just being able to talk about your feelings and what you are going through is often very healing and empowering. A couple resources that might help in this regard are the LGBT National Hotline found at www.glbthotline.org (1-888-843-4564) and the LGBT National Youth Talkline (1-800-246-7743).

    If you'd like to discuss more options we are here for you any time at our 24 hour confidential hotline (1-800-RUNAWAY) or via the chat feature found on our website: www.1800hotline.org. We hope to hear from you soon!

    Stay safe,
    NRS

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    I'm 13 and feel like running away my parents say the love me but won't accept that I'm bisexual and my brother's pick on me for it I had my mom's old phone and would read stories from wattpad. Com I have stuff packed I can steal 40-50 dollars from my dad but I don't know where to go can you help I'm in [...] new Mexico
    Last edited by ccsmod15; 06-05-2021, 06:52 AM. Reason: Edited out youth's city to preserve anonymity

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  • ccsmod15
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    Hi there,

    Thanks for reaching out to us. We're sorry to hear you want to run away. To answer your question very directly: if you ran away from your parents or guardians without permission they could file a runaway report on you. If you tried to stay at an orphanage (or shelter) they would have to contact your guardians or your state's Child Protective Services to investigate.

    We'd like to help further -- even if it's just talking about what you are going through -- but need a bit more information from you to see how we can help. The best way to do that would be for you to call our confidential 24 hour hotline at 1-800-RUNAWAY (786-2929) or chat with us via the chat feature found at the top of our website: www.1800runaway.org. When you contact us we can help you figure out what all your options are and what your next best step is. We hope to hear from you soon!

    Stay safe,
    NRS

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    Hi I'm 14 I would like to tun away to an orphanage in roseburg Oregon is that legal here or is there a specific place to go to?

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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. We can definitely look up some shelters and see what is in the area for you.
    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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    In nearing 18 and I dont want to runaway without letting my parents kmow . I just want to runaway with their knowledge about it . It may sound weird but I really want to . I jut want to get rid of this house! At any cost . Do you think there might be a place which can accomodate me????

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  • ccsmod9
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    Thank you for contacting NRS
    We are sorry that is going on with your adoptive parents. It seems like you are being mistreated and not treated in a way that you should. Please know that if you fear for you life you can always call the cops and dial 911. They can help immediately remove you from that home. Some things to keep in mind are that you have options to help you get out of the situation you're in. One option is you can reach out to here at NRS or Childhelp (www.childhelp.org or 800-422-4453) which is an organization that helps report child abuse with youth. We can help you report any type of abuse if necessary as well. Another option you have is to report what is going on to your caseworker. When you are adopted a caseworker is assigned to you and you can contact them to ask about how they can help as well.
    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 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 13 and my parents are mean. I cry every night because of them.I got adopted but these parents are so mean and bring me down.I want to die sooooooo bad but i do not do it. please help.I have run awey twice. . I need your help but when i tell them i want to die they always hit. i have cameras in my house if you help me and need proof. plese help i need s0omeone

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  • ccsmod16
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    Hi, Thanks for reaching out; we are glad that you did.
    It sounds like you might be going through something hard that is making you want to run away. We would like to talk with you about it. You can reach us 24/7 by calling 1-800-RUNAWAY (786-2929) or via live chat through this website.
    We truly hope to hear from you soon so we can listen and help.
    Sincerely,
    NRS

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    i am 10 and i wanna run to run away to a orphanage

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  • ccsmod2
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    Hi there, thanks for reaching out to us at the National Runaway Safeline. It seems like you are having a difficult time at home and want to get away to somewhere that feels safe. You deserve to live in a mentally and physically safe environment.

    You mentioned having difficulties with your mental health, so we wanted to recommend some resources to help with that. One option is to talk to your school counselor or perhaps a teacher that you trust and feel comfortable with. Another option is finding a resource in your community. If you call us at 1-800-runaway (786-2929) or chat with us online, we can help you find a resource near you.

    If you are considering leaving home, have you thought about a relative that perhaps your parents would let you stay with? Another option is to call us or chat with us online and we can help you find a youth shelter in your area that you may be able to stay at temporarily. If you are feeling unsafe at home, another option to consider is reporting it to Child Protective Services. Childhelp.org can also give you more information about child abuse and can help you as well.

    We saw that you left your phone number in your message, but for confidentiality purposes, we are only able to receive calls. Please call us any time at 1-800-runaway (786-2929), or chat with us online at 1800runaway.org. We're available 24/7 and are always happy to listen, and to help.

    Good luck!

    NRS

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    Hey, I'm 14 and I want to run away or just be placed in an orphanage whether my parents know or not. It's been very hard on my mental health and no one(my parents) don't seem to care at all. I just don't want to be here anymore. Please help me. My number is:
    Last edited by ccsmod2; 04-01-2021, 02:56 PM.

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