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  • #16
    Aiii y’all so I’m bout to be put in placement tm Because I missed one day of school and I don’t think it’s worth me going Thur the mental trama again and I have a run away plan I just don’t know if I should run or not cuz i don’t have any charges or anything that I can go to jail for later on and I’m not on probation . But after I turn 18 if I get caught will that get me into trouble . And is it worth running away I just spent 2 and a half years in placement and finally came home and they is tryna send me back for no reason what do u guys think I should do cuz ion think I can make it another year and 9 months in placement (that’s when I turn 1

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    • ccsmod10
      ccsmod10 commented
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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. Usually when an individual turns 18 any runaway report will become invalid due to the individual is now an adult. 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 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

  • #17
    Hi I am a runaway from a group home facility, my custody was handed over to dsc before I got sent to a group home I was only there for a day,reason why I was sent there is because I got caught being a runaway and arrested for illegal substances I FOUND in Walmart. And also have no family. Previously ran away from my sister who was trying to get custudy but gave up on me and wanted to put me in a group home so I ran away the FIRST TIME then got caught, ., I have no family left ,I was adopted at the age 3 by a mother who was verry abusive and a drugy,she beat me up good for last time and called cops on her, didn't want to be put in Foster care again cause I had gotten raped in a previous house I was in and well no one did anything about it cause It was a long time ago and there was no way I was going through that process again, so I ran away from my sisters cause she was trying to put me back in AND THEN from the group home cause I was scared and I wanted to feel safe again ... had a dcs worker but she no longer works for dcs,I am currently 16 years old I don't turn 17 till may,
    ,i ran away with my spouse ,and he is taking care of me along with HIS family, I have no id and no paper work nothing, I want to get emaciated WITHOUT them taking me away from some where I feel safe and at home or AT LEAST have Someone help Me get my id and or paper work so I can get a actual job,... I'm still on the run and I've been for a while , I just need my identification or PLEASE help me get emancipated so I can stop stressing and LIVE and START
    MY LIFE,. Can u please help me or give me advice.

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    • ccsmod1
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      Hey there,

      Thanks so much for reaching out and sharing a little bit about what’s been going on, we know that it takes a lot of courage. It sounds like you've hone through a lot in your life and your determination to begin your adult life shows how strong and resilient you are. The abuse that you were subjected to by your mother and foster family is absolutely unacceptable and you should not have had to go through that. Feelings related to this kind of past trauma can linger and it can be really hard to deal with this alone and sometimes it’s helpful to reach out to additional agencies for support. One really great resource for all survivors of sexual assault or abuse is RAINN (Rape Abuse Incest National Network). You can call them any time 24/7 at 1-800-656-4673, or go to www.rainn.org to use their online hotline. RAINN is the National Sexual Assault Hotline and has a lot of services, support and resources that you may find helpful.

      You mentioned that you were currently staying with your spouse. In most states getting legally married would automatically emancipate you. It may be worthwhile to speak with a legal aid group in your area to verify your local emancipation laws. You can find a legal aid group near you by going to https://www.lawhelp.org/find-help. You can also reach out to your county clerk/registrar/office of records to see if it would be possible to procure ID/reissue identification documents without a guardian being there.

      Some employers are more lax about hiring policies and you could possibly find work "under the table" - meaning that it would not be reported. It is worth mentioning that some employers exploit undocumented workers and can push them into dangerous situations or possibly violate their human rights. You can find out more about how to recognize and avoid these practices by going to https://polarisproject.org/human-tra...ecognize-signs.

      If you’d like to go over what’s going on in depth, or if you’d like to explore other options that you may have available to you, please don’t hesitate to call us at 1-800-RUNAWAY. You can also chat us by clicking on the “CHAT” button on top of our homepage. We’re open 24/7 and here to listen and support you in any way we can.

      Stay safe,
      NRS

  • #18
    hi im 17 and i will be 18 in 10 months i dont know what to do i live in a group home i dont feel safe and i have no where to go what should i do?

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    • ccsmod1
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      Hey there,

      Thanks so much for reaching out and sharing a little bit about what’s been going on, we know that it takes a lot of courage. You mentioned that you do not feel safe at your current group home. If you are at risk of any danger or feeling unsafe, we encourage you to reach out to 911 or seek emergency assistance immediately. If any harm or abuse is happening where you are, you have the right to report it.

      Once you turn 18 you will be considered a legal adult (barring any kind of legal restraints or court-ordered guardians) and you will be able to live wherever you please. If you need to locate shelter or housing resources you can check out the National Homeless Shelter Directory by going to homelessshelterdirectory.org. You can also try reaching out to your local United Way by dialing 211 as they may be able to refer you to other local agencies.

      If you’d like to go over what’s going on in depth, or if you’d like to explore other options that you may have available to you, please don’t hesitate to call us at 1-800-RUNAWAY. You can also chat us by clicking on the “CHAT” button on top of our homepage. We’re open 24/7 and here to listen and support you in any way we can.

      Stay safe,
      NRS

  • #19
    i wanna runaway

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    • ccsmod7
      ccsmod7 commented
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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 doing so. 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 911 or seek emergency assistance immediately.

      We hope to hear from you soon.

      Be safe,

      NRS

  • #20
    Im a 15 years old and I have been living with my dad and stepmom and two siblings are ever since i was about ten before then I was with my mom and dad my older brother which me and my older brother are very close not talking about the siblings im with now my older Brother lives with our grandfather and uncle and aunt, anyways to make it a quick story my mother passed away of a drug overdose when I was 9 me and my mom were also extremely close but at that time my dad wasn’t living with us anymore cause they broke up it was just me my older brother and our grandparents around close to a year later my dad took me away cause he was legal custody and ever since then it was been hell. I havent really been close to my dad or anybody in the family on my dads side he has a very lazy wife who makes me watch the kids all the time and makes me do everything for her clean for her i know that doesnt sound bad but theres more she has been ever since i first started living there it was a new culture to me I wasnt use to doing stuff the way they would do it she would call me a “********ing idiot” dumb or something then mock my dead mother and talk about my side of the family badly she even at one time said she hated me when i was 12 my dad didnt do anything she gets mad over simple stuff and then stresses me up and then i do bad in school and all they say is that i dont care about school or that i didnt try but im stressed and depressed the both of the are always fighting and screaming in each others faces and pushing and stuff and they both leave after a fight or the kids just come to me im always babysitting and i cant take it i tell my dad this he doesnt do anything i miss my older brother and whenever i do go see my moms side of the family im happy extremely happy but going back home i feel like throwing up very badly and i get very bad anxiety im always in a low mood even more when my stepmoms around I wanted to end my life so many times but im just to scared to Im about to be 16 i dont want to live here but dont know what to do my moms dead and i cant choose where i wanna live everyone on my moms side cant do anything and is scared to tell my dad what I tell them because they know he wont let me go up to them anymore even my stepmom said if my dad dies that she wont let me see my older brother and she said she signed papers so i cant leave my siblings? Im so confused and to the point where i wanna do suicide this sounds like nothing to some people but its everyday and it effects you and makes you stressful im always stuck with their kids and i cant even do teenager things im always home and it’s horrible I dont know how much long i can take it i really dont and if i call cps and they find out im in trouble and what if cps doesnt do anything then my life gets worse to the point where i will 100% kill myself it goes worse and worse please help. Both my dad and stepmom are manipulative towards me and I hate them I wanna runaway i wanna call cps im scared my dad can get very angry over nothing and I hate it

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    • ccsmod13
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      Hi there,

      Thank you for taking the time to reach out to NRS and for sharing your story. We are 24/7 to listen and to act as your support in figuring out your next steps in this difficult situation. Asking for help was really responsible and smart of you. We are sorry to hear things are so unstable and unsafe at home. You deserve to live somewhere that makes you feel cared for and supported.

      It sounds like you’re quite overwhelmed by things at home right now and 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 1-800-273-8255 (www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org) is always available if you need someone to talk to about how you have been feeling. Often, having a safe space to share how you’re feeling may bring a variety of solutions previously not thought of. Reaching out to a school counselor or another adult that you trust could also be a good outlet for you as well. A school counselor is a mandated reporter. They are obligated to make a report to CPS if you share that you are experiencing abuse at home, and they can also be an advocate for you as well through the process.

      There is an organization called Child Help, 1-800-422-4453; www.childhelphotline.org, which is dedicated to advocating for and supporting young people who are experiencing abuse and do not feel safe at home. Making a report to CPS can be scary and you do not have to do it alone. If you reach out to Child Help they can give you more information about the reporting process and how a social worker might intervene, so that you feel you are more prepared to make the decision to report.

      You are incredibly strong for still wanting to talk about your situation at home and for reaching out for help. Suicide is a permanent solution to a temporary problem. This may be an isolating and lonely time for you, but you are not alone in this. We want you to know that we are here as support to help you through this challenging time. Please do not hesitate to reach out again by phone at 1-800-786-2929 or use our live chat services at www.1800runaway.org.

      We wish you the best,
      NRS
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