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    So, my mum used to say if I acted out again I'd be gone, but I knew she was just talking crap. Recently however, she said that she'd put me out on the porch, I'd be able to have my coat, gloves, hat and shoes, but she wouldn't let me back it. I replied that would mean you'd have kicked me out, and she said no for two reasons, the first being that my aunt lives down the street, and the second being that my clothes wouldn't be on the porch with me. Since I know that if she goes through with this threat, I won't be allowed to come back, I really need to know my options. I'm 16, turning 17 in October (so far away, ugh...) and I'm a girl, I've already been to Alternatives For Girls before and according to my mom they won't allow me to come back. I'm also worried about my education, I have severe anxiety to the point where I couldn't handle going to a brick and mortar school, so I'm in online school, but if my mum kicks me out, I won't have my school computer. Please help

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    RE: My mom threatened to put me on the porch and lock me out

    Hi again,

    It can’t feel good to hear your mom talking about putting you out on the porch, and we’re sorry that your home environment isn’t as supportive and loving as you deserve. We are not legal experts here, but what you are describing sounds like she is kicking you out. If you haven’t yet, you could try to contact your local non-emergency police number and describe the situation to them and ask them how they would handle that situation. Your mom has a legal obligation to provide shelter for you until you are 18, and if she does kick you out, you have the right to make an abuse report. That is also something you could ask the police about.
    You are very smart to be thinking ahead about things such as how you will finish school if you have to leave home, finding money to use while you’re gone, and where you would stay. Reaching out to friends is a good idea. You also mentioned that your aunt lives close to you. Reaching out to her could be a good idea as well.

    At this time we are limited in the responses we're able to provide via our forum, so unfortunately we will not be able to talk here any more. Please do call or chat to talk more specifically about your situation as there is always someone here 24/7. We could talk about your situation further, try to brainstorm more options, or listen if you just want to talk. Again, we are sorry that you are in this position and want you to remember that you don’t deserve this and there are people out there who care about you and want you to be safe. We hope this was of some help to you. Best of luck and we hope to hear from you soon.

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