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    My girlfriend has told me about how her parents are planning to evict her from the house. Possibly days soon. She's been having lots of problems. Her parents have been neglecting her and as she puts it "disowning her". she was recently under a lot of stress by them and even was scratching her arms (inflicting pain). She doesn't have anywhere to turn to being that she lives in Texas, is 19 and her Grandma and Grandpa are just as neglectful. It's all so sudden and very confusing. Even for me. And i had been forced to live on my own when my dad passed away. For most her life growing up she's been forced to not be able to speak up when she feels she should. and even asking for help seems difficult for her. What should she do? Is there something Icould to to help?

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    Thank you for writing to us here at National Runaway Safeline.

    We understand it takes great courage to reach out, and we appreciate you sharing a little bit about what’s going on.
    It seems there is a lot that your friend is faced with right now and you’re wanting to find a way to help them.
    If she is indeed being put out of her parent’s home NRS can assist with trying to locate an emergency shelter.

    It’s great that you want to be supportive of her situation, your concern is important especially since this time is probably quite difficult for her. Sometimes just providing a listening ear can be very meaningful to someone in distress.
    Having a space to vent and explore options may often bring out a solution previously not thought of.
    We are here as support to help both you and your friend through this challenging time.
    We can best help by phone or chat. If you would like to talk more in detail or to explore some options please call or chat soon. You might consider giving our contact information to your girlfriend as well.

    Our contact information is 1-800-RUNAWAY (786-2929); (click on the chat button).

    We’re here to listen and to help.

    Take care,

    Please remember you can reach us directly by calling our 24 hour hotline, 1-800-RUNAWAY (786-2929) or through our Live Chat.

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