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  • Can I move out at 17 even though I be 18 in two weeks

    Hey I'm 17 years old I be 18 in two weeks but I want to move out now. Can I be call a ran away even though I be 18 soon. My grandma that is my guardian is very controlling.

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    Thank you for reaching out to The National Runaway Safeline, we are here to help and here to listen. It takes great courage to reach out for help, and we are glad that you have decided to reach out to us. It sounds like you are going through a difficult time and we want you to know that you are not alone.

    In regards to running away, since you are considered a minor, if you do runaway your grandmother can contact the local police department and file a runaway report. When you are found you can possibly be returned to your grandmother or be sent to a youth detention center. It’s best to keep that in mind even though you will be 18 soon.

    If you have permission from you grandmother to move out, you would want to get something in writing, and with her signature, if not you might be considered a runaway. As long as your grandmother approves of the move, everything else should be fine.

    We hope that this information will be helpful to you in your situation. If you have any other questions or would like to explore more options please give us a call. We are available to you 24/7 to listen and to provide support through this challenging time.

    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.



    Best of luck!

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

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