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About to be 18, will be homeless.. what are my options?

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  • About to be 18, will be homeless.. what are my options?

    I am about to be 18 and im going to be removed from my theraputic boarding school due to my state not paying after im an adult. I will have no place to go.
    My parents wont let me live with them again due to my past drug use. They dont trust me. I am recently sober now for 6 months. I plan on staying away from hard
    drugs in my future. Im worried living on the streets will provoke drugs again and selling myself. Im freaking out. I just dont know what my options are and i
    just need some help.

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    RE: About to be 18, will be homeless.. what are my options?

    Hello there –

    Thank you so much for taking the time out of your day to reach out to us here on our public bulletin board. By helping out, we hope that others with similar situations will find this thread helpful. We are always here to listen and here to help in any way that we can.

    If you don’t have an real resource to support yourself you can always look into a youth shelter or TLP program in your city and state. So what TLP does is it offers a comprehensive services to young people between the ages of 14 to 24 who are unstably housed or experiencing homelessness at their current time. They provide tools that youth need to thrive. Things like stable housing, employment and education opportunities, primary and mental health care, lasting connections with caring adults, and/or the skills to live a healthy and independent life. So that might be something that you can look into if there is on in your city or even in one of the surrounding cities nearby that you can easily get to.

    Since you didn’t provide us with your location, one resource that you can use to find some adult shelters (18 +) and/or TLPs would be "Homeless Shelter Directory.” It will be able to show you all the adult shelters in your city and state (

    If you give us a call on our 24/7 hotline at 1-800-RUNAWAY (786-2929) we could help you find resources in your area and could potentially help you brainstorm a possible solution to the issues you are having. We would love to talk to you. We also have an online chat service available every day.
    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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