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    Umm, hi im 15 in a group home and i just want to leave i cant take it anymore if i ran away what could possibly happen?

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    RE: Help

    Thanks for reaching out to us at the National Runaway Safeline. It is a great first step to finding the help and support that you may need. It sounds like you are feeling overwhelmed and frustrating with being at a group home. It sounds like your strength and resilience is being tested with having to go through this.
    You mentioned wanting to leave this living arrangement. Each case can be different when being placed in a group home. Typically this means you are a ward of the state and your caseworker is somewhat acts as a guardian in a way that this person can help find other placements. Talking with your caseworker can help make other possible arrangements. Should you leave a group home this can mean the staff would be required to keep in contact with this caseworker and notify the police to file a runaway report. It is not illegal to runaway, but it could mean that you may be brought back to the group home if located or to the caseworker to find suitable placement.
    If you want to talk more about what you are going through of support in any other way, please call us at 1800-RUNAWAY.

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

    National Runaway Safeline
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    1-800-RUNAWAY (24 Hour Hotline)

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