Post Reply Being Thrown Out (Potential Homelessness)
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Posted 8/27/15 , edited 8/27/15
A friend of mine is being thrown out of their house and could be homeless next week if they can't find a place to live temporarily in New York, if anyone has a spare room, wants to help them or wants more info, message me privately.

Which got me thinking, have any of you ever been thrown out of your house (for being a NEET, Hikikomori, Homosexual, Transgendered etc)? What did you do? How did you survive?
I doubt any of you ended up homeless since its almost impossible for a homeless person to stop being homeless since you need an Address to get a job.
But I'm interested to know your experiences.
Posted 8/27/15
As a New Yorker, tell your friend to figure out a way to stay out of shelters. They're hell. Do not go and stay in them. Sleep in a hospital waiting room before going to a shelter.
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Where in New York?


I have a few places; they're close to the city though



Mom and I were homeless for a while after leaving my dad's side of the fam

Started from da bottom


Now we here
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Posted 8/27/15
i got kicked out for a disagreement when I was 13. I tried to stop my step dad from hitting my mother.
Anyways, ended up staying at a friends house and paying 200 ish a month. /shurg
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Posted 8/27/15
We were also homeless once. Then a really good friend from school bailed me out with $2k. It's hard to find friends like that. I was able to get a jumpstart on writing online.... but that only barely covers rent + some utilities. I still borrow money from my dad once in a while.

I hope your friend is able to work things out. If we still lived in Jersey City, he would've been welcome too :).
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Posted 8/27/15
I've never been kicked out home. We've got various hostels that prevent people from ending up on the streets. There's those for youths even the old YMCA/YWCA There isn't enough of them though so some people lose out. None of them are like some of the nightmare shelters I've heard some people describe in parts of the USA. There's even advice to help a person figure out where do they go after being in a hostel. They're few and far between but foyers offer both job training and accommodation.

I'd say that you're friend should look into youth organisations that can help. Lists of them can be found in places like libraries, town halls and community centres. There are also a few jobs that provide accommodation. If couch surfing then it may help to rent a post office box for mailing purposes.
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Posted 8/27/15
Thanks for all of your contributions.
If anyone else is interested in helping this person, please message me.
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