Have you said those words before? Do things at home seem too…

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Have you said those words before? Do things at home seem too unbearable? Does running away seem like your only option?


There are many youth who runs away daily because they feel like running is the only option. It is hard to assess everyone’s individual situation and to say if running away is the right or wrong thing to do. Sometimes the best people to know if running away is your best option is you and/or close friends or people who knows your situation personally.


If you are considering leaving, have you thought about safe planning? Safe planning can include making sure you have somewhere safe (i.e. friend, shelter) to go before you leave, you are wearing the proper attire, or food options are available. Living on the streets as a teen can be very dangerous and make you a target to become a victim.


If there is someone you feel comfortable speaking to, you can discuss alternatives or safe housing options. Remember you can always call us at the National Runaway Safeline if you are need of someone to speak with.


– Dyanne