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    Hi I'm 16 years old in a very miserable abusive terrible situation I want to run away and be free from the situation but I want to still continue going to school wherever I go and yes money and shelter I have that down packed and I really j6st can't live like this anymore , my dad us evil abusive and cruel he doesn't even give me the things I need he and my sister treat me like a servant /slave I cry myself to sleep often .my boyfriend and h8s family care about me so much .I just want to be successful and happy and with people that care .I have had adult responsibilities since I was younger I raised three of mysiblings starting st age 7 I was a k8d myself but I was forced to take care of my siblings as if they were my own and I was bullied , abused, touch on by my mom's boyfriends and one of there son's attempted to rape me and my mom didn't wanna listen when I tried to tell her and I've bern broken inside due to everything that happened to me and I just want to be free and still get my education and this is just till I turn 17 cause then I can leave freely but I can't stay in the situation till then so what is some advise you can give me ?

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  • ccsmod10
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    Hi there,

    Thank you so much for taking the time out of your day to reach out to us here at the National Runaway Safeline. It seems like there must be a lot going on in your life, especially at home, if you’re thinking about leaving home. It’s great that you were able to find out some information about our hotline. Hopefully we can help.

    As a minor (under the age of majority), you aren't able to leave home without your parents’ permission. We aren’t legal experts, but what generally what typically happens if a minor runs away, is that your parents would be able to make a runaway. A good way to find out exactly what the police protocols are in your city, would be to reach out to your local non-emergency police. You can ask them hypothetical questions about running away. If you'd like, we can also look for legal aid resources. There are lawyers who help youth for free or for free, they would be able to brainstorm legal ways for you to move out early. If you'd like us to connect you with those resources please give us a call.

    Regarding attending school, you do have the right to enroll in school, thanks to something called the McKinney-Vento. The National Center for Homeless Educational Helpline (800) 308-245 would be able to answer your questions about the act. They would also be able to give you more information regarding whether or not your enrolling in school would trigger any alerts on your runaway report.

    If you give us a call on our 24/7 fully confidential hotline, at 1-800-RUNAWAY (786-2929) we could help answer some of those questions you have and could potentially help you brainstorm a solution to the issues you are having. We also have an online chat service available through our website (www.1800runaway.org) if you don’t feel like calling in to talk on the phone.

    Best, NRS

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    I’m running away at age 16 with my boyfriend who is 19 not sure where we going yet but can he put me in school?

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  • ccsmod10
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    Hello there,

    Thank you for reaching out to NRS. We are sorry to hear about your struggles, and that your present school is deeply unpleasant for you.

    Your mom should not have kicked you out. That's not right at all and it's considered neglect, if you ever wanted to report her we can help you with that. It sounds like you are trying to best you can to further your education; everyone has the right to access education, and you seem to have an idea of what would work best for you. The McKinney-Vento Act entitles you to an education if you are an unaccompanied minor. The National Center for Homeless Educational Helpline (1-800-308-2145) could give you more information about what steps you would need to take.

    For other resources and support, feel free to call our 24 hour hotline, 1-800-RUNAWAY (786-2929) or use our Live Chat. We hope this information was helpful and take care.

    National Runaway Safeline
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    Hi im 16 and my mom kicked me out but i really want to continue school. I have a stable place to stay and a job, i pay rent. does anyone know how i can continue being on my feet and to get enrolled in school without my parents.
    Last edited by ccsmod10; 08-10-2018, 08:39 PM.

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  • ccsmod5
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    Hi,
    Thank you for reaching out. We are not legal experts so we cannot speak with 100% certainty on your situation. We can only give general information. That being said, if you do decide to run away your guardians would have the right to file a runway report. If the police are able to locate you, they will return you home. Since your boyfriend is not your legal guardian, it is unlikely that he would be able to enroll you in school. However, as a homeless or unaccompanied youth, you do have the right to an education. For more information on enrolling in school, you can call the National Center for Homeless Educational Helpline: 1-800-308-2145. Generally speaking, you do have the right to enter school even if you’re lacking documentation like ID, social security, or birth certificate.
    Thank you,
    NRS

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    I’m running away at age 16 with my boyfriend there are no problems at my house I just want to run away and go to Arizona but the only problem is that I need to go to school my boyfriend just turned 19 can he enroll me at school? Other problem is that I won’ t be having my birth certificate, social security card or my ID? What can I do

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  • ccsmod2
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    Thank you for reaching out to us here at National Runaway Safeline (NRS). We understand that it takes courage to seek help. You would need your transcripts from your previous school to enroll. You may want to contact the board of education in your state or the school directly to see what other paperwork that you may need. You could also enroll through the McKinney Vento Act for more information you could call (1-800-308-2145). We hope that this information helps, please feel free to contact us directly via our 24 hour crisis hotline (1-800-786-2929) if you have any other questions or just want to talk.



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    Im 16 and turning 17 in july what papers do i need to enroll my self in school and if so how can i get them

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  • ccsmod11
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    Hi there,

    Thanks for reaching out to us today to get some of your questions answered. We hope we can help. Unfortunately, we are not legal experts, nor are we going to give you specific advice. We want to provide you with information that empowers you to make your own best decision, but we are not trained in runaway laws. Hopefully we can still help.

    Usually if you are underage and leave home without parental permission, you are considered a runaway, and you can be reported to the police as a runaway. This applies for your friends, too. You are not likely to be in trouble for being around runaways, but you could face police interaction for yourself running away. Running away usually doesn't carry any penalty - you would most likely be returned home if the police found you as a runaway. The same goes for your friends unless they're in other legal troubles right now.

    Before you get out to California, you might really want to consider where you will get food, what jobs you will be qualified for, and what schools you can attend. It sounds like you've thought some of this over, but the answers to these questions really depend on your situation. Feel free to call us at 1-800-786-2929 to talk more at length about these issues. We want to let you know that it is very hard for some runaway youth to get jobs, housing, and education. You may want to consider whether you should run away if it can be so difficult and if you don't really want to leave anyway.
    We hope this response was helpful! We'd love to hear from you about your experience using our crisis email/forum. Your feedback plays an important role in helping us improve our services to support youth and families. Please click the link below to fill out our survey.

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    Hello, I’m 16 right now and will be 17 in July and live in Texas , I am in cps at the moment. Me and so,e of my friends want to go to California, they want to run away but I do not , if I turn 17 and am caught with underaged runaways will I get in trouble? And if we do make it to California what should we do next ? Can I get a job ? What about school?

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  • ccsmod6
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    Hi their,

    Thanks for reaching out to National Runaway Safeline. It takes a lot of courage to talk about what is going on. We are here to support you through this. Your situation sounds really difficult. Everyone deserves an education.

    There is an act called The McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act and this is a law for homeless youth to continue their education even if they are homeless. It provides transportation to and from school, free lunch, and you can immediately enroll in a new school and not requiring the needed documents, etc. If you have more questions on this act you can give their hotline a call. The number is 1(800)-308-2145.

    The parents refusing to enroll their children and school and not giving them a proper education could potentially be considered neglect. We are not experts on these things though, so you can call Child Help, which is the national child abuse hotline, for more answers on the questions you have. Their number is 1-(800)-422-4453.

    If the teenager or you every need to talk to someone and if you have anymore questions the National Runaway Safeline is here 24/7 to help and listen, our number is 1-800-RUNAWAY.

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    I know a teenager who has experienced abuse and parent refusal to put in school. This child has chosen to leave home due to the circumstances. They are wanting an education. How can they get an education if emancipation is not an option. They are fighting to live in peace but no one seems to listen. This child is 16 and can barley do 3*3. The parent claims homeschooling but a 10 year old sibling could not spell Book in front of me. They are fighting for their opportunities that they should be entitled to.

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  • ccsmod10
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    16 Running away how can i enroll myself in school

    Hey There,

    Thanks for reaching out to us. It sounds like you’ve thought about it a lot and decided that running away is the best option for you. We’re not here to judge and want to provide you with the best support for your unique situation. We would love to hear more about your plans and what drove you to make this decision so you can feel more ready for what’s to come so please don’t hesitate to give us a call anytime at 1-800-RUNAWAY. In terms of being able to attend school as a runaway – it’s a possibility for a homeless youth to still enroll in school you can get more information here :http://center.serve.org/nche/index.php . If your legal guardians choose to file a runaway report, we are not too sure how this would affect being able to go to school without police being notified of this.

    Thanks,
    NRS

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    16 Running away how can i enroll myself in school

    Hello, I am 16 years old and i'm running away to Alaska. I have everything that i need i can provide for myself and have money saved up well into the future. I have a place to stay. The only thing is i'm worried i won't be able to enroll my self into high school once there. How can i enroll myself into high school without a parent or legal guardian? There is nothing you can say to stop me i know i wont struggle there and that's a fact. The reason has nothing to do with abuse or anything i no longer want to be home and i know i am mature enough to live alone. I want to live my life as an adult and regardless if i can enroll in school or not i'm running away, but i'd prefer to still be in school.
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