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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

So, I need help with my mother. It might be a cliche question but she pushes me to do so much. All the time! I know that it is for the best but sometimes I cannot take it anymore. When I go talk to her she just either calls me a quitter and says I [...]

Categories: Family

Is my grandmother in heaven?
I hope so. I am sorry you lost your grandmother. I know it hurts to lose someone we love. (HUGS)
I just lost my grandmother. She died a few weeks ago and I miss her a lot. She was wonderful and I loved her very much.
I hope she is in heaven [...]

Categories: Family, School

Recently, my grades have been falling in school. I recently got dropped from one of my college classes and in order to retake the class, my parents have to pay $500. My mom is threatening to kick me out of the house. She told me that I need to start thinking about where I am [...]

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

I am 14. I am gay. My parents are trying to be OK with it but they don’t talk to me. I wanna know how do I get them to talk to me? I live in Clear Lake.
I am so proud of you. I think you were very brave!!
Your parents are probably just feeling [...]

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

My mom and i always get into a terrible fight over my future career and financial issues. My mother is a strict and stern Roman Catholic who always boss me around and never give me a opportunity to talk to her. Also she is a perfectionist, who always want me to be something that I [...]