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I Am Not Homeless, But I Don't Have a Home

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 127 People

    No Place To Really Call Home

    I am not homeless but I don't feel like I can call my mom and dad's place home. Every time I enter the house I feel like I'm constantly on edge. I barricade myself in my room so I can avoid conflict with my parents. Mostly my mom because she is only interested in what she has to...
    cj0511 cj0511 22-25 Sep 12, 2013

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    Mother Of Two.... What Am I Suppose To Do?

    I am a mother of two little boys reaching out for advice from anyone. I am currently not homeless because I work to provide a roof over mine and my kids head. However with that being said I am also working another job on top of that, I can't get any state aid because I don't have...
    roomtoroomwithkids roomtoroomwithkids 36-40 1 Response May 31, 2011

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    I just can't remember the last time I've been

    home having some pictures of my room Got used to it tho
    jack912 jack912 22-25, M 1 Response Sep 10

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    Need A Home

    Well me and my mom is a motel and don't know what tomorrow brings. Honestly I worry but not as much like I used to. I can say that. I am 22 years old and been working dead end jobs for awhile. Lord knows I'm trying.
    quawnagurl quawnagurl 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 19, 2011

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    Home-stressed

    When being the eldest in the house just seems to make you the prime point of being blamed for all the bad things in the house.When you try your hardest and yet, you are still not acknowledged.When everyone gives you the cold shoulder, and you're on your own.Sometimes I wish I...
    Yakiniku Yakiniku 18-21, F Mar 19, 2011

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    jackjack600 jackjack600 18-21, F Oct 13

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    Fury-Some: Part Two

    From kristinlately.blogspot.com Part Two of Zailckas' Fury digs deeper into her feelings and thoughts surrounding her family, specifically how they view her, treat her, and talk to her.  At this point of the book, I'm still not seeing the stark parallel between Zailckas's...
    kristinlately kristinlately 26-30, F May 29, 2013

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    I Have Never Had a Home...

    I've lived with my parents University friends Boyfriend/Ex Fiance and now I rent a "shoebox" on disability benefits. I have had houses, but never "a home".... I long to open the door to my lifepartner and child, even if home is a tour bus.  
    TheRealWoman TheRealWoman 31-35, F 11 Responses Apr 29, 2009

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    Where Is My Home?

    I used to think of my hometown as being home, but when I go back it no longer feels that way anymore - too much history for me there, and since me and my mother aren't speaking I feel I don't belong there. Where I live now doesn't feel like home either - mainly because of my...
    AWUK AWUK 26-30, F 2 Responses Jul 27, 2008

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    I Don't Think I Belong Here

    And I think that in some way, I will always be homeless. I lived in my home state just long enough to still not remember it, then I moved to a city that I don't belong in, and my goal is to move to Australia and then to England. I will never really be home anywhere, and I...
    violetmemory violetmemory 16-17 Jan 28, 2009

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    I've never really had a home.

    When I was little I lived with abusive people who raised me like I was there own, but who abused me and made me a slave. I had to leave because many years later my past tried to catch up with me, and some of those same people tried to start the abuse again. I stay with my...
    gardengirl17 gardengirl17 22-25, F Sep 7

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    Looking For Baby Carer And Who Can Help Me. In Return I Will Give You Home

    Due to recession many people lost there jobs.  and many are homeless.one of my friend she also lost her job last year and she can't find the new one. and when she got job then home expences, water bill, Electricity bill, Food and other bills, And then tax. She can't save any...
    Susez Susez 26-30 1 Response Feb 24, 2012

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    Not At This Point

    Yea I kind of don't have a home.. I'm staying at a friend when he is away for rehab... I'm moving though to a place I am going to be able to call home. My own house... And I can't wait to be there...
    XLunaXLovegoodX XLunaXLovegoodX 22-25, F Jul 18, 2008

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    I Dont Know Where My Home Is

    I dont really know where my home is anymore. People say it's where your dearest ones live but thas not true. I moved around quite a lot and this si the 5th town in the 3rd country. I alwaus used to think that my home was where I grew up and spend most of the time but now I really...
    Olympiia Olympiia 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 6, 2013

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    Lone Wolf

    I push everyone away. Sometimes I mean to, other times it is unintentional. I don't want to be alone but it happens. I did it right before I left home for the first time, to go to Basic Training. I did it again with my wife who I am divorcing. I did it again after I went home on...
    JokersMadness JokersMadness 18-21 1 Response Oct 1, 2012

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    I just want to go home.

    I've moved so many times that I have no idea what or where to call "home". I have friends and family storing all my things for me, but I don't want to live out of a suitcase anymore. I want to feel relaxed and at home...once and for all.
    jackjack600 jackjack600 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 7

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    I Feel Homeless

    I'm not sure what's worse living under a house of oppression or depression.........I am a young student that just moved away from home to Missouri with my boyfriend into his parents house. I can honestly I don't feel I have a real "home" anywhere, home is a place that you can...
    Pandapplesapple Pandapplesapple 18-21, F Feb 13, 2011

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    NormalTeenGirl NormalTeenGirl 13-15, F 1 Response Oct 14

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    Is it wrong that id rather sleep at the park

    or in my car as opposed to sleeping in my warm, comfortable bed?
    MrCutBleedSmile MrCutBleedSmile 18-21, M 1 Response Oct 18

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    Since I'm a military kid,

    I've lived in about 5 different places so far, and I have no where to call home. So when people ask me where I'm from, it's really hard to answer lol.
    laurynnm43 laurynnm43 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 7

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    I don't have anywhere I'm really attached to

    like that place that puts a smile on your face
    twixxer twixxer 26-30, F 6 days ago

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    I am 30 years old and recently moved 1000 miles

    away from the place I had been previously living. Since leaving my mom's house at 18 I have moved around the northwest but each new place always felt like home after a few weeks. I requested to work at my current location to get away from the people in my life who were driving...
    lostintherockies lostintherockies 31-35, F 1 Response Feb 23

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    I wish the world wasn't so selfish. It depresses me to know their are homeless people in the world. I wish to help them all but, I don't have enough to go around. There aren't any...
    xjourneyx xjourneyx 18-21, F 3 Responses Nov 25

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    Name: KilljoyKitty's younger brother Age: 18 Occupation: Student (well I get my mum or older sister to do all my school work for me cause I'm practically semi illiterate :D...
    KilljoyKitty KilljoyKitty 18-21 10 Responses 4 days ago

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    I'm only 20 and I feel I've been through hell in my life when I was younger I was emotionally and physically abused I've never felt loved or cared for until I met my husband in our...
    mzk94 mzk94 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 22

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    Me and my parents always argue about things. Not just "things" - I mean about my sexuality. They can't cope with me wanting to be a female so there constantly are tensions. It has...
    LindavdB LindavdB 16-17, F 2 Responses Dec 4

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    You people are lucky getting presents and having fun on the holidays but I can't I have a I have a different religion I can't even celebrate my own birthday you shouldn't wine...
    natsufairy12 natsufairy12 18-21, M 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    I found a news item that made Me sick to My stomach.I have been homeless for a time after having the rug that was my life pulled out from under Me. May 13, 2014 Youtube...
    The1960texan The1960texan 51-55, M 2 Responses Nov 21

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    I don't see many homeless people where I live - but I have been to the city a lot. There's homeless people on every corner for the most part - I see them whenever I get on and off...
    MeowOnMe MeowOnMe 18-21, F 3 Responses Nov 21

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    I would like to create a project in order to give food for free in my town.I don't know how to built this project : just encouraging people to give food to homeless people.We all...
    blueblacklight blueblacklight 22-25, F 6 days ago

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    So who wants to DO something about it? The shoebox campaign is still on and, unless I'm mistaken, you have four days to fill an empty shoebox with goodies and take it to the...
    stephaniebis stephaniebis 56-60, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    This was last Friday, about a week ago. We were going on a field trip for German Class (Christkindlemart) and I had brought about 40 dollars for souvenirs, food, and other stuff...
    Shyspan Shyspan 13-15, F 18 hrs ago

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    Well, I'll be homeless by next week. I have no family. They are verbally/physically abusive towards each other and have deep seeded issues that have never been professionally...
    alliemamabear alliemamabear 18-21, F 3 Responses Dec 1

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    Why don't you stop complaining about the injustices done and work on a root to the solution? The inherent problem is the exposure to violence in low-income communities. Fix it now...
    Fuzzies Fuzzies 56-60, M 1 Response Nov 25

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    I'm into bands and I've been to a few gigs. some of the bands I like are smaller and less well known, so they know majority of their fans by first name basis (me being one of them...
    THEmaryam THEmaryam 13-15, F 1 Response Nov 30

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    I'm into bands and I've been to a few gigs. some of the bands I like are smaller and less well known, so they know majority of their fans by first name basis (me being one of them...
    THEmaryam THEmaryam 13-15, F Dec 1

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    We'll long story short I live with my brother and his family we'll his wife dies not like me y I don't no but I'll be liveing in my truck with per-bread doberman because she wants...
    Country1987 Country1987 26-30, M Dec 3

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    I don't like seeing them on the side of the street. It's so sad :(.
    burnedmemories burnedmemories 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 28

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    The men and women in/out of our military deserve so much more than what they are getting. I don't believe the amount of veterans that are out on the streets having to rely on...
    ES1497 ES1497 18-21 1 Response Dec 4

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    I am offered work starting January but I am getting kicked out of temporary housing if I don't start a job before Friday.
    zompire98 zompire98 31-35, M Dec 9

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    So some of you will know I walked out on my husband a fortnight ago and was rescued. He wanted me to obey him and was rather angry I wouldn't. I really don't do the whole obey...
    grommit3 grommit3 36-40, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    I feel like I am getting dumber because I used to have profound thoughts (well in my opinion I guess? :/) when I was a child and now I just think about food and sex mostly. lol I...
    faerieshimmer87 faerieshimmer87 26-30, F 7 Responses 5 days ago

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    Part 4. UNBELIVEABLE! On Thursday this week I left work early for a meeting with our family services social workers and the principle and teacher for the grand kids school, as well...
    xj287 xj287 41-45, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    ...and I'm still recovering. I used to wonder about my father... how little things could send him into a rage. How his words and actions always mismatched the perceived offense...
    DubstepEnderFox DubstepEnderFox 26-30, F Nov 28

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    I have been told I have a superman complex, I want to help people, those who need it, I just want people to be happy, I don't do it for my own self satisfaction, I could give a...
    Auricor Auricor 26-30, M Nov 30

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