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    Hi well let's just start off by saying my parents grow pot I hate where I live and I don't really have any friend. I'm 14 and really just want to start over at a new school and away from this place. I live in central Oregon and I am going to ride my bide down to the Bay Area.

    Will I beable to go to school in California. And where can I live where I straighten out my life.

    Here is my plan

    I have a plan but it has some holes

    1. Buy a prepaid phone to beable to contact friend I'm staying near or in case of an EMC

    2. Gear like cloths (1 week worth)

    3. Food

    4. In the state of California you will not be refused education

    5. I will shower in Public pool showers

    6. I am bringing $423

    7. Doctors excluding D.M.D will preform work on teeth on a pro bono work
    It will take me ETA 2 days to arrive

    What else do I need?

    Thanks agin

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    Re: Running away to Califronia


    Thank you for writing in to NRS! It sounds like you are in a really tough spot with your family. It’s very admirable that you want to continue school and start fresh.

    It seems like you’re having problems both with your parents and also where you live. One thing might be to talk to your parents about them growing pot and how you don’t like it. It might be worth considering telling them how you feel before you leave.

    It sounds like you’ve decided you want to try and make it down to California and have done some research to back that up. It might be important to think about where you’re going to stay along the way, as well as what you’ll do in emergency situations (both on the way and once you arrive). If you’re ever in need of somewhere to stay, you can visit There you’ll be able to find locations where you can go and get help/referrals for shelters.

    It might be good to make a budget to see how long your money will last you, as well as thinking about potential ways to make some money.

    If you’re set on leaving and have the money, maybe you could purchasing a plane/bus ticket. That might be a safer option.

    It’s great that you have planned out what you have. If you ever want to talk through the plan or your situation at home, please give us a call at 1-800-786-2929.

    Best of luck!
    Please remember you can reach us directly by calling our 24 hour hotline, 1-800-RUNAWAY (786-2929) or through our Live Chat.

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