Seeking Couch Trying to leave an unhealthy situation. Do you know of anywhere I can stay in the SF Bay Area? (1 Viewer)

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Hey, everyone! My name's Bats. I hope you're having a great day.


Here's the deal:

I've been living with my parents (and brother until he went to college) my whole life. I'm 18 now and am 2 months away from graduating high school. My dad can be really difficult for me to be with, as we set each other off easily and get into fights multiple times every day. He also used to be physically abusive to me when I was younger, but that doesn't happen nearly as often anymore. I can't hit the road yet, because I still need to finish high school first. I'm currently based in the East Bay in CA, and the school I attend is in the Tri-Valley (part of the East Bay).

I've felt for a long time now that I need to get away from my dad. I'm wondering if anyone knows of any Punk Houses, Co-ops, Squats, Living Communities (?), Couches, etc. in the Bay Area that I could potentially stay at for a bit. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks in advance!
 
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How is your dad difficult? My dad was in prison my entire upbringing, (he just got out, Im 34). Even though Im grateful for the path in life I chose A LOT of shit would have been so much easier if I had dad around, I mean, a good dad. Just curious more on your situation, I mean I'm all for hitting the road but maybe your situation ain't that bad. Whats goin on?
 

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OP was as clear as they need to be. It's not your place to tell someone how to handle an abusive situation, it's invasive to question them about it further , and it is definitely not okay to suggest "oh well maybe it's not that bad."

They were asking for help figuring out the thing they want to do, not to be grilled about their family life.


Bats, I'm sorry i have no idea what's going on out on the west coast, but I wish you the best of luck.
 

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It's a stretch but there may be a space called artists television access that could have some radical leftists involved with organizing there. Address is: 992 Valencia St, SF, CA, 94110. Number to call would be 4158243890
 

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How is your dad difficult? My dad was in prison my entire upbringing, (he just got out, Im 34). Even though Im grateful for the path in life I chose A LOT of shit would have been so much easier if I had dad around, I mean, a good dad. Just curious more on your situation, I mean I'm all for hitting the road but maybe your situation ain't that bad. Whats goin on?
you're completely right in a sense and I am also very curious for more info

but, if @Teller of Tales had an upbringing like mine, which it sounds close enough, I would reckon they have spent waaay too much time trying to convince themselves that their situation is 'not that bad' which can be a real waste of time when they're IN the situation. probably after a long time away from the father they'll be in a better place to think of it all more objectively
 
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OP was as clear as they need to be. It's not your place to tell someone how to handle an abusive situation, it's invasive to question them about it further , and it is definitely not okay to suggest "oh well maybe it's not that bad."

They were asking for help figuring out the thing they want to do, not to be grilled about their family life.


Bats, I'm sorry i have no idea what's going on out on the west coast, but I wish you the best of luck.
It is my place considering he's openly talking about his situation on an online forum with random people. I wasn't grilling I was asking straight forward honest questions. I had a tough up bringing and am trying to relate, better than what you have to offer "good luck." I was whipped with paint sticks, curtain rods, a cutting board with holes drilled in it, dish soap poured in my mouth, and last but not least my grandpa loved to touch my penis!! Wanna talk??? High school sucked, I dropped out and hit the road at 17 wanting to figure out myself and the world. This person obviously does too. I lived in the Bay Area for 8 years and have a lot of connections, better than "i have no idea what's going on out on the west coast, but I wish you the best of luck."
 
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Most of my favorite kinks stem from abuse from when I was a child, things get better Bats!

But seriously. Couchsurfing.com is a good resource to look i to. Bet ya could find a couple cool ppl that wouldnlet ya crash for a bit.
 
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It's a stretch but there may be a space called artists television access that could have some radical leftists involved with organizing there. Address is: 992 Valencia St, SF, CA, 94110. Number to call would be 4158243890
Thank you for the info. I looked that place up and it seems to be an art gallery. For clarification: are you suggesting I ask them about places to live in the area, or do you mean that it could be a potential place to live?
 

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