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hi my name is jessica and i

hi my name is jessica and i am 18 years old. I live at home with my parents but they are very abusive and I'm constantly arguing with my mom. She hits me every single day at least once and my dad doesn't hit me as much but when he does he leaves me bruises and hurts me more than my mother. I'm a college student i have a car but i have no job and my mom wants to kick me out she constantly tells me to leave my house everyday. My home is very unsafe and i can't deal with this any longer its been going on for years now.

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Need a new Place

Hi, me and my mom always fight. So would it be possible for me to move out and live on my own at 16 cause i will be 16 soon. And I am a full-time student in highschool.

Thank You.

 

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Re: Need a Place to Live

Hello Martez,

Thank you for your question.

As a 16-year-old, you can get social assistance, but only “under special circumstances”.  

If you no longer want to, or cannot, live at home, you will have to speak to an OW worker to see if you qualify for assistance. Each case is handled differently.

You might have to prove to Ontario Works that your mom will not let you live at home, or that it is harmful for you to live there.

For example, you might be able to get assistance if your mom is abusing you physically or emotionally. And in most cases, the OW worker must be sure that your mom cannot or will not support you financially.

If you would like to speak to someone from Ontario Works and explain your situation to them, you can set up an appointment at your local OW office here

You can also read more about receiving OW as a minor here.

In the meantime, if you need a place to stay or need more help and advice on your situation, try contacting anyone of these organizations. They are all youth-oriented:

Beat the Streets - 416-923-3591
Covenant House - 416-593-4849
Delisle Youth Services - 416-482-0081
Eva's Place - 416-441-4060
Homelessness and Housing Help Service - 416-469-5211

If you would like to speak to someone immediately, you can call Kids Help Phone and speak to a counsellor. You can reach them at 1-800-668-6868.

I hope this helps. 

Good luck with your situation.

Jai
NewYouth.ca 

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Re: Need a Place to Live

Hello Martez,

Thank you for your question.

As a 16-year-old, you can get social assistance, but only “under special circumstances”.  

If you no longer want to, or cannot, live at home, you will have to speak to an OW worker to see if you qualify for assistance. Each case is handled differently.

You might have to prove to Ontario Works that your mom will not let you live at home, or that it is harmful for you to live there.

For example, you might be able to get assistance if your mom is abusing you physically or emotionally. And in most cases, the OW worker must be sure that your mom cannot or will not support you financially.

If you would like to speak to someone from Ontario Works and explain your situation to them, you can set up an appointment at your local OW office here

You can also read more about receiving OW as a minor here.

In the meantime, if you need a place to stay or need more help and advice on your situation, try contacting anyone of these organizations. They are all youth-oriented:

Beat the Streets - 416-923-3591
Covenant House - 416-593-4849
Delisle Youth Services - 416-482-0081
Eva's Place - 416-441-4060
Homelessness and Housing Help Service - 416-469-5211

If you would like to speak to someone immediately, you can call Kids Help Phone and speak to a counsellor. You can reach them at 1-800-668-6868.

I hope this helps. 

Good luck with your situation.

Jai
NewYouth.ca 

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Re: Need a Place to Live

Hello Martez,

Thank you for your question.

As a 16-year-old, you can get social assistance, but only “under special circumstances”.  

If you no longer want to, or cannot, live at home, you will have to speak to an OW worker to see if you qualify for assistance. Each case is handled differently.

You might have to prove to Ontario Works that your mom will not let you live at home, or that it is harmful for you to live there.

For example, you might be able to get assistance if your mom is abusing you physically or emotionally. And in most cases, the OW worker must be sure that your mom cannot or will not support you financially.

If you would like to speak to someone from Ontario Works and explain your situation to them, you can set up an appointment at your local OW office here

You can also read more about receiving OW as a minor here.

In the meantime, if you need a place to stay or need more help and advice on your situation, try contacting anyone of these organizations. They are all youth-oriented:

Beat the Streets - 416-923-3591
Covenant House - 416-593-4849
Delisle Youth Services - 416-482-0081
Eva's Place - 416-441-4060
Homelessness and Housing Help Service - 416-469-5211

If you would like to speak to someone immediately, you can call Kids Help Phone and speak to a counsellor. You can reach them at 1-800-668-6868.

I hope this helps. 

Good luck with your situation.

Jai
NewYouth.ca 

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23-years-old and homeless

Hi my name is amara and my boyfriend and i got kicked out of our place last week im 2 months pregnant and dont have a home to go to eat or sleep or spend time with my family we are a young couple looking for a place to stay warm for the winter and we need help to look for a place to stay . my boyfriend is 21 years old and im 23 years old i been homeless for 10 and half months i love working and so does my boyfriend i just got fired form my job last week and my boyfriend got laid off from his work

Please help us
and god bless you guys

your's truly

Amara M. G.

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I need a place to stay...

Hello,

My name is Stephanie J. I am 16 years of age and have been recently kicked out of my home. I had around $3000 that was taken from my joint account with my mother. She is an abusive alcoholic and going home is not an option. I am currently staying with a friend but I cannot stay where I am for too long. I need to know what my options are if that would be okay. I don’t know if this is the right e-mail because I found it on a website. I will be awaiting a response.

Thank you for your time
Have a good night <3

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Re: I need a place to stay...

Hello Stephanie,

Thank you for your question.

As a 16-year-old, you can get social assistance, but only “under special circumstances”.  

If you no longer want to, or cannot, live at home, you will have to speak to an OW worker to see if you qualify for assistance. Each case is handled differently.

You might have to prove to Ontario Works that your mom will not let you live at home, or that it is harmful for you to live there.

For example, you might be able to get assistance if your mom is abusing you physically or emotionally. And in most cases, the OW worker must be sure that your mom cannot or will not support you financially.

If you would like to speak to someone from Ontario Works and explain your situation to them, you can set up an appointment at your local OW office here

You can also read more about receiving OW as a minor here.

In the meantime, if you need a place to stay or need more help and advice on your situation, try contacting anyone of these organizations. They are all youth-oriented:

Beat the Streets - 416-923-3591
Covenant House - 416-593-4849
Delisle Youth Services - 416-482-0081
Eva's Place - 416-441-4060
Homelessness and Housing Help Service - 416-469-5211

If you would like to speak to someone immediately, you can call Kids Help Phone and speak to a counsellor. You can reach them at 1-800-668-6868.

I hope this helps. 

Good luck with your situation.

Jai
NewYouth.ca 

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