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    Is it a good idea to bring my phone with me. It's a tracphone. It has no SIM card or phone number. I will not message anyone. Just listen to music and play games. I'll keep it on airplane mode.

  • #2
    Hi there,

    It sounds like you’re facing some tough challenges and we hope to be able to help.

    We aren’t sure where you’re going, but we’re going to assume you mean that you’re running away. If this is not true, feel free to contact us again and clarify what exactly you mean.

    Bringing things that will help you feel better about your situation and will help you pass time may help you feel better as a runaway. Leisure and enjoyment are still important, even as a runaway. If you want to bring your phone, it seems reasonable to do so. You may want to call us to talk more about what you may or may not want to bring with you, and you may also want to talk with us about your plan so you can make improvements to it. You can reach us at 1-800-786-2929.

    We hope this helped. 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.

    National Runaway Safeline
    [email protected] (Crisis Email)
    1-800-RUNAWAY (24 Hour Hotline)

    Tell us what you think about your experience!
    https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/YourOpinionMattersToUs

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    • #3
      why do many websites or people say that if we runaway we would most likely end up on the streets. can that still be possible if u have a job and have many people in getting you setteled in a home if your planning months ahead of time?

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      • ccsmod11
        ccsmod11 commented
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        Hi there,

        Thanks for reaching out. It's great to hear that you're looking for some answers to questions and are planning for your safety in the event you leave. Safety planning is important to us because it decreases the likelihood of runaway youth getting into dangerous situations. If you have a place to live and a job, that definitely helps keep you safe. Of course, no matter what you do, you may face dangers, and so planning for the unexpected becomes more important. Please call us if you have specific questions about maintaining your safety as a runaway, by calling us anytime at 1-800-786-2929.

        Best,
        NRS

    • #4
      I ran away from home and ended up in another state. My parents didn't report me as a runaway but i want to go home hould i do? I live in Oklahoma and ended up in California.

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      • #5
        Thank you for reaching out to the National Runaway Safeline where we are here to listen and help as best as we can. It sounds like you may qualify for a service that we offer called the Home Free Program that provides free bus tickets to help qualifying runaway and homeless youth ages 12 to 21 reunite with their families. The first step in utilizing the service is to call in to 1-800-RUNAWAY to inquire. We are only able to begin the process of getting a Home Free ticket when you call us on the phone. From there we can explore this option and provide more information on the process. We could also help you have the conversation with your parents if you are afraid to ask for help getting back home.

        Let us know how we can best help,

        NRS
        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
        [email protected] (Crisis Email)
        1-800-RUNAWAY (24 Hour Hotline)

        Tell us what you think about your experience!
        https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/YourOpinionMattersToUs

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        • #6
          What happens if your parents call the police and they want you back home but you don’t want to go with them? Also I don’t have any money for the running away and I don’t have any where to go to when I leave. What’s my options for the future of my life and how much should I have to do this would you say?

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          • ccsmod4
            ccsmod4 commented
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            Hi there,
            Thank you for writing to us here at National Runaway Safeline (NRS).

            It sounds like you have some concerns about what might happen if you were to run away and then found by the police.

            While we are not experts on the law, someone under 18 that leaves home, the parent/guardian may file them as a runaway and they may be returned home. Also, those that a reported runaway stays with may run the risk of being charged with harboring a runaway. Anyone found to be assisting or aiding someone to run away may also find themselves at risk legally. For more specifics on the law and police procedures you might consider contacting the local non-emergency number for the police. You are welcome to reach out to NRS to arrange a conference call to your local police department and have any questions you may have asked by one of our team members while you listen in.
            You might also consider looking online for a legal aid center in the area. They may be able to answer any legal questions on the subject.


            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

        • #7
          Also what should I do when I leave? Should I go to a friend or will they have to take me to the police station? Should I bring everything I own or just a backpack full of clothes and stuff like that? Do I get put in a home or something because I’m a minor and I am only sixteen. I’m going through with it and I just need some advice on how to do it right and stay safe. I’m done with feeling like this alone and forgotten about. I’m so overwhelmed by the expectations that have been pushed onto my shoulders and then put more weight on top of it. I’m sorry about the late night post but I’m desperate for answers to my questions about this because I have never done anything like this before.

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          • ccsmod4
            ccsmod4 commented
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            Hello again,
            Thanks for reaching out to the National Runaway Safeline.

            It sounds like you are in a tough situation and may be looking for some options to help cope with everything.
            We understand how difficult it must have been to speak about what you have been going through.
            You are very brave for doing so. Good for you.
            Sometimes things begin to feel overwhelming and it’s hard to know just what to do in any given situation.

            NRS would like you to know we are here to listen and support you at this difficult time.
            Having a space to vent and explore options may often bring out a solution previously not thought of. We can best help by phone or chat. If you would like to talk more in detail please call or chat soon.

            Let us know how we might help, please contact us at 1-800-Runaway (786-2929) orwww.1800Runaway.org (live chat).


            Take care,
            NRS
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