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  • ccsmod13
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    Hi there,

    Thank you for taking the time to contact us here at NRS. It sounds like your living situation at the group home has been incredibly stressful and you are feeling that leaving may be be your best option. 18 is usually the age you are able to leave home without permission, so there could be some legal issues. If you decide to leave before turning 18, the group home can report you as a runaway to the police. Running away is not illegal, but it is a status offense. This means you could be returned to the group home if you are found by police. Anyone who you stay with could be at risk of being charged with harboring a runaway.

    You would know better than anyone what the best choice is for you and your wellbeing. It may be helpful to consider factors such as where you will be staying, how you will support yourself, and if you have a back up plan in the event something falls through. Having a solid plan before leaving can help you to reduce the risks and challenges that can come with running away. It seems you have been thinking through if this is the best decision for you. To consider this choice further, you could try to write out what your goals and plans are for the future and consider if leaving now might hinder those future plans at all.

    Leaving can be a big step to take. If you would like to talk more in depth about your situation and your plans to leave please do not hesitate to reach out by phone or live chat. We are also happy to look up housing resources as well if those would be useful for you.

    Be safe,
    NRS
    1-800-RUNAWAY;1800runaway.org

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    Hi i need help asap this is a very urgent matter ill be 18 in 58 days and i live in this group home they treat us wrong and the house manager took all of my things and gave it to other girls i have nothing, no money, nothing i could steal food from the group home to live but i need to know if i ran away what would happen to me if they found me, what would happen to me also what happens when im 18 and what happens to the people who r gonna help me and do u think i should do this to get out of the abuse and neglect im in

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  • ccsmod9
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    Thank you for contacting NRS,
    We appreciate that you would share with us your difficult situation. From what you are describing it seems as though you do not feel comfortable there any longer. It can be frustrating and scary to have to be somewhere you don't feel safe or cared for. From what we can understand about your post, you are in a group home for disabled adults. Many times with disability issues the government can have a hand in deciding whether someone stays in a group home or not. Another situation like that is where your parents/guardians have made that decision for you. If leaving that group home is something that you really feel you need it might be a good idea to get in contact with your parents/guardians or caseworker for the state. They can help get you the help you want. At the very least have a conversation about it so that you know more about the options available to you. Besides that, it seems as though there is a bit more information we would need in order to give better options. 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 ( http://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
    I'm 20 years old and live in Mohsin's Cozy Home, a group home for disabled adults in Palm Coast, Florida. I want to run away because I feel alone/abandoned. However, I do NOT have any money, and the staff will NOT let me run away. I feel trapped. What should I do?

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  • ccsmod3
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    Hello!

    You can check out our Facebook page by visiting this link: https://www.facebook.com/1800RUNAWAY/

    Thanks for reaching out, and feel free to connect with us directly by calling 1-800-RUNAWAY or by chatting with us live at www.1800runaway.org. We're available 24/7 and are always happy to listen, and to help.

    Best,

    NRS

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    Guest replied
    what your facebook

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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 or legal guardian 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 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
    I'm 15 and don't wanna be in a group home I wanna be with my mom or dad what will happwn if I run away

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  • ccsmod16
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    Hello –
    Thank you so much for reaching out to us! It sounds like this Sober Living group home is not working out for you. It seems like there must be a lot going on in your life if you’re thinking about leaving the facility. It’s great that you were able to find out some information about our hotline. Hopefully we can help.

    As far as getting in trouble for calling police – we are not too sure how every police office is going to react. We aren’t legal experts, and laws are different state-by-state. Typically happens in each state is if you are below the legal age of majority (18 in most states except Alabama and Nebraska [19 or upon marriage], and Mississippi [21]), your parents would have the right to file a runaway report when you would leave without permission. Since it’s only considered a status offense and not a crime to run away, the only thing that would happen is that the police will pick you up and bring you back home.

    Because this forum isn’t confidential (meaning that anyone can see our conversation), we greatly encourage you to reach out to us here so that we can talk one-on-one. Our staff members would be happy to talk to you about this further using email, our chat feature, or through our 24/7 hotline number (1-800-786-2929).

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    Guest replied
    Hi there,

    I'm at a group home right now for Sober Living and I no longer want to be here. I would rather be happy back at home. I am 17 years olds and I am mature enough to handle myself in the real world. This sober house Im living at is terrible and I probably would be happier and less stressed if I just ran away. I'm not sure if they notify the police or not, but if they did- can I get in toruble?

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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.
    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
    I gave my group home 30 day notice I’m 28 years old and they refuse it

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  • ccsmod15
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    Hey there,

    Thanks for reaching out to us. Generally speaking, if you have been placed in a group home and are under 18 you would need permission from whoever has custody of you to live elsewhere. You may want to talk to your caseworker about your situation and see what they have to say. We would like to help further bur really would need more details from you about your situation. The best way for us to help would be for you to either call us at 1-800-RUNAWAY or chat with us via the chat feature at www.1800runaway.org. That way we can help you figure out what your options are. We also have a large database of resources, including legal aid if you would like to speak to a lawyer about what's going on.

    We hope this information helps. Please stay safe. We hope to hear from you soon

    All the best,
    NRS

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    Guest replied
    My group home won’t let me move out can they do that

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  • ccsmod4
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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.
    While we are not experts on the law, 18 is generally the age that an individual may leave home without parent/guardian permission. If you are under 18 and leave home, they may file you as a runaway and if picked up by the police 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, contact the local non-emergency number to the 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 and take care,
    NRS

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