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    i need to find a legal way to leave my moms household, not end up at my dads, and not be put into a foster home in colorado. my parents got divorced last year on my 15th birthday (im 16 now). my mom admitted herself to the psych ward last year is back with us. me and my siblings live with her right now. shes crazy. she fights with everyone in the house including the 8 year old, calls me a ********** daily and other names like asshole, mother********er, etc. and loves to verbally abuse me by calling me useless and telling me no one loves me and even threatens to “beat my ass” which was recorded on camera of her saying that to me multiple times. the house is a mess. there are knats and flies everywhere. mice come out at night and rummage the house for food. mom keeps threatening to beat me and take away my right to drive for saying nothing. she also yells at me for things that arent my fault and are actually her fault, even though she wont admit it. my father is physically and verbally abusive. he called a faggot daily for having long hair and would drink a lot and beat me and my brother daily just for fun. my mom has money, but refuses to admit it. i keep asking for person hygiene items such as toothpaste or deodorant but she keeps saying we dont have money. the other day i asked her for cologne and she said she has no money but goes to charlies to buy a chillie cheese ranch fry basket and eats it infront of us. its been a month since the water has been refilled and my siblings and i are out of water. she lets my siblings do whatever they want but refuses to let me leave the house or do anything. she gives me a verbal beatdown everyday and treats the other kids like angels even though my brother smokes and drinks and hits her. both of my brothers hit her and she cant do anything about so she directs her “authority” and anger towards me. they fight and argue every day. the house has trash and clothes all over the floor and the bathrooms as well as the rest of the house has piss and dog ******** everywhere. no one but me feeds the poor dogs. mom buys herself makeup and food and all the latest stuff while i had to go mow peoples yards this summer to afford to buy myself nee clothes. my girlfriends parents are like real parents to me because they took me to buy clothes and even gave me $100 to buy clothes and a new pair of shoes. they are poor. they even bought me deodorant and toothpaste over the summer. i want to get out of this house without leaving my girlfriend and her family behind. they are like family to me, but i also dont want to stay. i need help leaving. im getting a job soon so i can buy a car. please help me

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    Hi thank you for reaching out. It sounds like you are experiencing multiple forms of abuse and neglect from your mom and that you are wanting out because it is not a safe place for you. You do not deserve to be treated this way and deserve to be able to live in a house where you feel safe and supported. It also sounds like you do not want to be sent to your dad because he is abusive as well. It is always an option to make a report to CPS, but it sounds like you do not want to be put into foster care either. It seems like your girlfriend and her family have been supportive to you and your needs. An option is to see if they can get guardianship of you, though we cannot guarantee if that is possible or how long that process might take. Another option is for you to try to get emancipated, but again that can be a long process as well. We can help by looking for legal aid resources in your area to help with either of those options. If you would like some resources or would like to talk more about this, please either call our hotline 1-800-RUNAWAY (786-2929) or chat us online at We hope to hear from you soon.
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