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    I'm 17 turning 18 this November and I want to leave my parents. My family and I are staying in a motel due to a house fire. The insurance company has giving an estiment of three months until the house can be livable again, but with the owners attitude my family may not even move back into the house and my family still has not found any leads on homes or apartments. On top of being homeless my mother has started a diner at which I am an employee. While I understand money is tight I have been told multiple times that I most likely won't be paid for the time being, my sister and her boyfriend are getting paid. I can understand my mother having to pay them and keep records for their SSI and for my sister's boyfriend's caseworker, but frankly I'm pissed that on multiple occasions I've had to step up ad do their job for them, and that I wont be paid for it. I have many times had to stop my job to do theirs and still get yelled at for something or another. I feel that I am not being treated fairly and in all honesty I'm just so tired. Tired of living in a motel, tired of the favoritisms my parents give my sister which I wont go into detail on, tired of working my ass off doing 8-11 hour shifts and getting nothing out of it. I just want out. I have multiply places to live thanks to other family members and close family friends, and a few job openings lined up but I am still hesitant to leave. I don't want any trouble and I sure as hell don't want the police to drag me back to my parents. I just really need advice right now, any would be very appreciated.

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    Re: I'm 17 and want to leave my parents care.

    Thank you for using our bulletin service.
    We are sorry to hear that you are currently living in a motel due to a fire. It sounds incredibly aggravating that you have been working all of these hours and you are not getting paid for it. It sounds like you are not being treated fairly with your sister and her boyfriend being able to keep their money for you doing their work. It is really great that you have the support from friends and other family that are willing to let you stay with them.
    Unfortunately we do not give advice, we can however go over the situation in further detail and help provide you with options as to what you can do. We here at NRS have a database of resources at our disposal, which allows us to search for shelters, legal aids, and other options. If you want, we can access those resources and provide you with some referrals just give us a call.
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