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  • ccsmod3
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    Hi there,

    You mentioned wanting to know how you can leave home before turning 18. The easiest way to leave home is with your mom's permission. We understand that might be challenging, however, maybe there’s another family member, relative, or a family friend who could help to communicate how you’re feeling to your mom. The second way is through Child Protective Services if safety is a concern. Lastly, you can also look into emancipation options. In most states you need to be at least 16 to be considered and demonstrate that you can support yourself financially and independently. Emancipation often can be a lengthy process and may even cost some money for court fees. We would be happy to look into legal resources if that’s something you are considering.

    Please reach out soon so that we may offer support and resources to you. Our number is 1-800-RUNAWAY (786-2929).

    Be safe,

    NRS

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    Hey im 17 right now but im turning 18 in 6 months i live in idaho. Living with my parents i struggle really hard with because im never enough for them. They are always putting me down constantly and my mom always is asking for money because she doesnt have a job and so i have to give her money because she guilt trips me. And then my dad has never once said he was proud of me he is crazy strict im never allowed to leave the house unless of if its for work. He has been making me leave all my friends and he just made me leave my only closes friend i have and he has a tracker on me so obviosuly i cant lie to him about anything cajse of my location. He is always yelling at me and calls me mean names gets in my face and always scares me because i dont lnow if he is going to do something. My mom used to physically abuse me but she hasnt done that for awhile but she still lets my step dad live with us even tho all he does is sit around waste our money get drunk and then verbally and physicaly abuse my mom and when i call the cops i get yelled at and my mom gets mad at mebecause me and him dont get along. Because of them i havent been wanting to leave my room at all because i am tired of being a disapointment to the whole family and this makes me so sad because i have scars on me and he just says im not depressed that i cant be because i have a parent that is financialy stable. My coworker would let me move in with her and her father but i really need help on how to figure out how to move out before im 18 cause there is absolutly no way i can deal with this for 6 more months. So please im begging you to help me out

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  • ccsmod4
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    Hello,
    Thank you for writing to us here at the National Runaway Safeline.

    We understand it takes great courage to reach out, and we appreciate you sharing a little bit about what’s going on. We are not legal experts so we can only offer some general information. In most states you must be 18yrs of age to move out without parent/guardian permission.

    If you would like to talk about how you might be able to communicate that you are uncomfortable with how someone speaks to you or how you might look for options to cope with stress, 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).

    We hope to hear from you soon.

    Take care,
    NRS

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    Can I move out at 16/17

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  • ccsmod16
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    Hi there,

    Thank you for reaching out to NRS- we’re glad you did!

    One option you have that sounds similar to what you mentioned is called an Alternative Living Arrangement (ALA). In an ALA, your parents or legal guardians would be giving you permission to live with someone else for any given amount of time. If your parents give their consent, you could have ALA documentation signed by both the other family and your parents giving permission to this arrangement. We are not legal experts, so if you want more information you might consider talking to your school counselor to see if they could help you with the documentation, calling your local police department non-emergency number, or calling us so we can refer you to legal services that could answer any specific questions you may have.

    Another option you may have is emancipation, if you’re interested. In most states you need to be at least 16 to be considered and demonstrate that you can support yourself financially and independently. Emancipation often can be a lengthy process and may even cost some money for court fees.

    If you’d like to talk more about your situation and your options, please do not hesitate to reach out by calling us at 1-800-786-2929 or by chatting with us through our website at 1800runaway.org (click the chat button). We are 24/7 and confidential. We are here to listen, and here to help.

    Best of luck,
    NRS

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    Guest replied
    I am 17 and was wondering if I can move out with parental consent. If that's possible should I write a contract stating that they can't force me back home?

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  • ccsmod15
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    Hello! Thank you so much for reaching out.

    You mentioned that your daughter is 16, and dating a 29 year old who is letting her stay in his home. You’re really brave for enduring everything that you’re going through right now, and we want you to know that you’re not alone. With that being said, in most states anyone under 18 is considered a minor. If your daughter has been gone for quit sometime, you’re still held responsible for her well being. You may contact the authorities and file a runaway report. We’re not legal experts, but whoever they end up finding her with, may face some charges for harboring a runaway. If you need help with parents empowerment, you can contact the Team H.O.P.E organization at 1866) 305-4673.

    We hope that the resources and information provided to you have been of some help. If you need additional help, you can reach out to us anytime 24/7 at 1800)786-2929. Best of luck!

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    My daughter is 16 and an 29 yr old is not bringing her home and just letting her stay at her house

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  • ccsmod0
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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. For more specifics on the law, the local non-emergency police or legal aid may better answer legal questions.

    Emancipation is a long and very expensive process. It is very rare that it is granted, but that may be something you want to pursue. You would need to speak with a legal representative to get more specific information for your city and state regarding the laws. It may help that you do have audio documenting the things your mother is saying to you, which is very responsible of you. If she were to call the police, that may be something you could show them to show you were being kicked out rather than running away.

    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. You may also be able to report any mistreatment to CPS. Child Help USA 1-800-422-4453 www.childhelp.org is an organization that helps protect minors from being harmed. It may also be a good place to explore options for staying with another family member or someone you trust as far as transferring custody.

    Be safe,

    NRS

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    Hi, I am 16 and I will be 17 in January. I live in Idaho and I have been dealing with some issues at home and I have been dealing with them for four years now. My mom has been getting into arguments with me. She says very terrible things and is always criticizing me, calling me names, manipulating my words, always making me feel like I’m wrong, and lying to other people about my behavior at home. She does have a drinking problem and when she is drunk she just screams at me. Recently she had told me to get out and leave and that I have 24 hours to move out but she then says if I leave she will call the cops and call me in as a runaway. I have on recording of her yelling and screaming at me and telling me to leave. Over the years I have developed bad anger issues, depression, anxiety and I used to self harm a lot. I do not want to tell my parents that I am having these problems because they won’t care and think I’m just looking for attention. I also won’t talk to them because it is mainly because of them. If I runaway, I have a place to stay but I do not want to go there because I don’t want to get the people I stay with in trouble. If I stay with those people I will have a job and be able to go to school. I also have though about emancipation but I don’t know how I would go about it. I have in the past taken care of myself. What could I do legally in Idaho to move out without their permission and not stay with a foster home and possibly get emancipated? What laws restrict me in Idaho?

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  • ccsmod9
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    Hi there,

    You mentioned wanting to know how you can leave home before turning 18. The easiest way to leave home is with your parent’s permission. We understand that might be challenging, however, maybe there’s another family member, relative, or a family friend who could help to communicate how you’re feeling to your parents. The second way is through Child Protective Services if safety is a concern. This would probably be the best option for someone in your position as it seems you are being abused and there should be someone of authority who gets involved. Lastly, you can also look into emancipation options. In most states you need to be at least 16 to be considered and demonstrate that you can support yourself financially and independently. Emancipation often can be a lengthy process and may even cost some money for court fees. We would be happy to look into legal resources if that’s something you are considering.

    Please reach out soon so that we may offer support and resources to you. Our number is 1-800-RUNAWAY (786-2929).

    Be safe, NRS

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    Guest replied
    hello yall i turn 17 in december. i need to move out i have lived with a close friend. there was a fight and it got me thrown to the ground by my dad. and i have a mentally abusive step mother. i have to earn my food and or pay for it if i want it. they put locks on the fridge and lock the pantry. they are over controlling. i even began getting jobs at age 12 and got payed under the table. payed for my own phone a lot of my clothes everything. parents lie and are very controlling. I always smell like cigarettes and i dont want nore need the move to ohio for my birth mom. i have a job i attend school with great grades and believe that there is a way i can stay with my close friend. with this friend i have stayed 3 weeks at and was just now forced to go home... she helped me drive provided safe places and school transportation along with a medical band that i was supposed to have along time ago. now that im back at my house depression appears all the time have no privacy and even in bed at 7 laying down for hours. is there anything or any papers i can get that would allow me to live with my close friend that had permission b4 from my dad. I need to move back with my friend cindi and her family where im both safe mentally and physically. any ideas Parents are only letting me go to church

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  • ccsmod3
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    Thank you for reaching out to us. It sounds like you are concerned about the rights available to your daughter. 18 years old is generally the age that an individual may leave home without permission from their parent or legal guardian. We are not legal experts here but we can speak in general terms. If a teen is under 18 and leaves home without permission, you could file a runaway report with the police. If you were to give your teen permission, then you shouldn’t run into any problems. If you want to talk to someone to explore your options, you can contact us at 1800-RUNAWAY. Remember we are 24/7, confidential and here to help!

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    Guest replied
    My daughter is 17 has a steady job and wants to move out. If I as her parent give her permission to do so could I get in trouble with the law and or would she we live in Idaho

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  • ccsmod15
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    Hello,

    Thank you for reaching out to National Runaway Safeline. At 17, you are still technically a minor in the state of Idaho. With that being said, it all depends on your local police station and how they would handle the situation. You can always reach out to them anonymously and see what they say. We understand that you might not feel comfortable with this. You can always call us at 1800-786-2929 or use our live chat at www.1800runaway.org and we can reach out to them for you. This may feel like a challenging time and we can try to offer you the best support we can. It was really courageous of you to reach out to us.

    Take care,
    National Runaway Safeline

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