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  • My friend is in an abusive home! Please help!

    Im not sure if this is the right way to make a post but i need help asap
    my friend lives in washington and he turned 18 and came to live with me in ohio, but stuff happened and he left back to washington with his parents and my mom wont let him come back.
    his mom and dad are super emotionally and physically abusive and so is his sister. They hit him and push him around but he is too scared and feels too guilty to call the police on them. He just recently got a job at Tacobell and the people there are mean to him too and made him mix amonia and chlorine today and he got sick and called me telling me hes going to kill himself.
    in the past i called 911 to help him but i live all the way in ohio and he has too much anxiety to call the police and the suicide hotline there was too full for him.
    He only had about 600$ right now but his mom keeps taking money from him...(forcing him to buy stuff for her and threatening to kick him out if he doesnt.)
    he doesnt have anyone else he can stay with atm and hes pretty much stuck at the house hes in right now.

    i dont know what other options he has other than going to college and staying in a dorm because where hes at right now he can barly save 1000 before his mom starts taking it. And he is a germaphobe and doesnt want to live on the street

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    Hey there,

    Thank you for writing to us here at National Runaway Safeline (NRS). 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 as they mentioned wanting to run away or kill themselves. He is 18 and can leave home at any time. It’s great that your friend has support and concern from you especially since this time is quite difficult for them.
    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 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 please call or chat soon.
    Our contact information is 1-800-RUNAWAY (786-2929); (click on the chat button).
    We’re here to listen and to help and hope you or your friend can reach out soon.
    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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