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    I am 17, will be 18 in January. I have a son who will be 1 in January. The father and I are no longer together and I live with my parents. We don't get along, we never have. My dad has been threatening to kick me out for years. With the baby around it's only worse. I need to move out.
    I have no job or car. I dont have anyone to baby sit for me so I can go to work. I want to move to a new town and start over but I don't know how and no one will help me. I am so lost and depressed. I can't handle all the fighting anymore. I want to run away but the baby makes everything so much harder. Please help me. What can I do???

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    Re: 17 with a baby, need help!

    Hello –

    Thank you so much for reaching out with your questions and concerns. It sounds like you are going through so much right now and you really would like to start over and move out of your home. You mentioned that you and your son live with your father who you have never really gotten along with. At 18 in most states you are considered an adult so the good thing is that you will have the right to move out without his permission. It sounds like your concern is trying to figure out resources that may be able to help you get on your feet, help with a place to stay, childcare, and job assistance. It’s understandable all of this feels overwhelming but there are agencies out there to help. Are you currently in school or have you reached out to anyone for assistance at this time?

    Our services are confidential and anonymous and there is always someone here to discuss safe options and resources. In order for us to find information for you we would need to get the city/state you are located in. Keep in mind that you can also reach out to us directly through our 24 hour hotline or live chat if you would like to discuss your situation more in depth. There is always someone here to listen and here to help. Feel free to reach out to us anytime. Take care and be safe.
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