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I'm 17 and trying to runaway

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  • I'm 17 and trying to runaway

    I recently turned 17 in February and have been playing to runaway ever since. I have a friend who's 18 and is willing to let me stay in an apartment until I turn 18. Last night I left to his house but the cops came and my parents took me home. I plan on leaving again soon is there anything I should know before I do? I looked into emaciation but every website said its a small chance it would actually happen and I don't want to take any chances.

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    Thank you for contacting NRS,
    We appreciate you sharing your story with us. We are sorry that home is not somewhere you want to be at currently. It sounds like your friend was nice enough to let you stay. Something things you should know about running away are that if you keep running away sometimes states can make it so that you have consequences if you runaway multiple times. As far as emancipation that is a process that can take a while and requires you to have a job, place of your own, evidence to prove you can finish school etc. By the time you get your court case you might already be or close to turning 18.
    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); (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,

    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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