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    I'm 17. My mom is an alcoholic. Im planning on running away as soon as i can. The thing is I have no money, and nowhere to go. I don't feel safe at home anymore. Ive talked to my mom about the problems shes causing for me and how unsafe i feel and she said "I wish I cared." I don't know what to do and everything is so frustrating I have no one who can help me and I have no one I could reach out to

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    We're sorry to hear that you feel unsupported at home, and that this is making you want to run away. There aren't really places that will help you to run away. If you have no place to go and no money, maybe you could consider trying to think about other ways to cope with your home life. You can always reach out to us for someone to talk to and for support. If you are 17 and close to being 18, you might be able to focus more on how you will support yourself once you are able to live on your own. Planning for the future is a great way to stay focused. Let us know if we can help.

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