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    My boyfriends mom is very abusive. Physically and emotionally and has abandoned him in the past. She finally let him come home when school started again. He snuck out because he has really bad anxiety and needed a breath of fresh air. She locked him out and he came to my house and told me what happened. She's refusing to let him come home and won't let him stay with family member. She told him she doesn't care if he died on the streets. She's don't so many things way to long to post but I care about him so much and he's been couch surfing for about a week now and I just want him to be safe. I've tried calling child protection services but said they can't do anything since he's 16 years old and can handle it himself. Should I call the cops and have a police man go to her house? I'm really worried about his safety.

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    Homeless 16 year old

    Thanks for contacting the National Runaway Safeline.

    It is good of you to be so concerned for your boyfriend.
    It sounds like he is in a very tough situation, it is unfortunate that his mother has locked him out of the house.
    It sounds like he is still consider a minor which would make her legally responsible for him.
    Locking him out of the home may be considered neglectful.

    He might consider going to the police and explaining the situation and then asking for assistance from C.P.S.
    Another option is to call Child Help USA 1-800-422-4453.
    By calling this referral he can get information on how to get help with filing a child abuse report and emergency shelter.
    He may also contact NRS at 1-800-Runaway (786-2929) for assistance with contacting emergency services in his area.
    Does that make sense?

    He is lucky to have you for support you are doing him a great service.

    We hope that things work out and he remains safe.

    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.

    National Runaway Safeline
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    1-800-RUNAWAY (24 Hour Hotline)

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