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Categories: Family, Homeless

I’m 17 and have been told to move out by my parents. I have zero income and need help to know what steps I need to take to get income and a house to live in.
Hi. I am so sorry you are having to go through this. It is really difficult to have to worry [...]

Categories: Homeless

I’m homeless and tried 211 and there was no one available to help. Can you help me find a place to live or some kind of assistance that offers vouchers for motel stay?
I am sorry you are going through this right now. I hope that you will be able to find a safe place to [...]

Categories: Homeless

I need to find work for a place to stay.
Hello. I am not sure how to help you because I do not have enough information.
My best suggestion is for you to engage both the United Way and Goodwill Industries in your city to help you find social service agencies in your area that can [...]

Categories: Family, Homeless

I’m 18 and trying to move out of a toxic environment (my mother is emotionally abusive and her husband is mentally/emotionally/even sexually abusive) but my mom is threatening to report me as a runaway if I try to leave. I graduate in 4 months, I have a safe place to stay, but I don’t have [...]

Categories: Family, Homeless

If my Mom tells me to leave and I do, can she later change her mind and report me as a runaway?
I am sorry if you and your mom are not getting along. I know that does not feel good. Hopefully, you two can repair your relationship, so you won’t have to worry about these [...]

Categories: Homeless

I live in Newark, NJ with my 3 kids about to be homeless in a few days. I went to many shelters for help and was turned down. Now I am wondering if I can go to another state for help.
You can, but I cannot say for certain you will be helped.
Truly, I am [...]

Categories: Family, Homeless

My 3 kids and I were put out by sister’s husband. We need shelter until Friday when I receive my check here in Beaumont, Texas.
I am sorry to hear this! I hope you all will be alright! Here is a link to all of the shelter listings in your area.
http://www.shelterlistings.org/city/beaumont-tx.html
Good Luck!
Allie
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Categories: Family, Homeless

My mom and I got in a fight, then she kicked me out. I’m only twelve. What should I do?
I am sorry you and your mother are having a rough time right now. She is not allowed to kick you out, so if you want to go back home, you have the right to call [...]

Categories: Family, Homeless

I am 17 and I want to move out because all I do is get yelled at and my mom says she hates me. Can I move out and can she force me to come back?
I am sorry this is happening to you. You deserve to be treated with dignity and respect.
Your Mother can [...]

Categories: Homeless

I lived in a shelter. They put me out. I get an SSI check with no where to live. I’m on the streets.
I am so sorry to read that you are struggling. Thank you for sharing your story.
If you would be so kind as to share more information with me, I may be able [...]

Where can I go in Houston? I get bullied by my brother and younger sister. My mom doesn’t support me and I just want to leave, run and never return. I’m16. What do I do? Talking to her isn’t an option.
I am so sorry you are being bullied. That is awful.
I know that it [...]

Categories: Homeless

I am homeless in Cape Coral.
Hi. I assuming you mean Cape Coral, Florida?
Here is a list of homeless centers in your area:
http://www.homelessshelterdirectory.org/cgi-bin/id/city.cgi?city=Cape%20Coral&state=FL
You can also call the United Way:
http://www.unitedwaylee.org
Good Luck,
Allie
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