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    I want to start out by saying that I’m not going to run away, and I know I’m too old for my dad to be held responsible for me, but I have no one else to talk to and don’t know what to do so I’m going to ask on here. Are there any resources for people who have mental disabilities who are unemployed to find a place to stay in Missouri? Somewhere that will accept pets, because I’m not just giving my dog away, she’s not disposable. I’ve been found disabled by the state (mainly because of my mental illnesses) and receive $470 a month, which I am grateful for, but is not enough to afford rent anywhere near me. I live with my dad, but I have to leave because he is very toxic for someone with mental illness to live with. There’s no way I could list every mean thing he has ever said to me, but for example when I’ve stated being suicidal before he told me to “go kill myself”. He thinks I’m using my mental illnesses for attention and as an excuse, which I am absolutely not. I have no friends or other family to live with so that’s out of the question. Can someone please help me?

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    Hello thank you for contacting the NRS. We are sorry to hear that this is your situation. If you would like we can try to look up some shelters in your area and see if they will allow you to bring your dog. The number of shelters that allow this are few and far between accord to our knowledge but we will do our best to try and locate one for you.You mentioned that you have been suicidal in the past. We are sorry that your father reacted in such an inappropriate manner. If you feel like you are suicidal and need to seek immediate help please dial 911, or if you would like to talk to someone who may be able to help you come up with coping skills you can reach out to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255. As always we can help you conference call out to either place if you are in this crisis as well. We understand that even though you receive benefits that rent is expensive. We will do our best to help you.
    We are of best help by phone at 1800-RUNAWAY OR CHAT at We are open 24/7, toll free and confidential. If you would like further help please contact us. Take care.
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