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My Parents Kicked Me Out. Now What?

What are your options if your parents kick you out of the house? If you want to stay at home, one of the first options available is to contact your local police department. Many states have lock-out laws which prevent or penalize parents for locking their children under the age of 18 out of the house.

The next option is to locate the nearest safe place you can stay, like a friend, another family member, a next-door neighbor. If you are under the age of 18, you can go to a youth shelter or Safe Place. If there’s a Safe Place in your area, the shelter will make transportation arrangements for you to get there. You can dial 1-888-290-7233, 1-800-RUNAWAY (786-2929), or text the word SAFE and your current location (address, city, state) to 69866 to locate the nearest Safe Place.

If you are over 18, you can call us to locate the nearest shelter in your area. Depending on your location, the nearest safe place may be an emergency room or police station.

Getting kicked out of the house is a scary situation to be in and you shouldn’t have to deal with it by yourself. Someone is always available at here at National Runaway Safeline to listen to your needs.

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– Dyanne

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