I would certainly hope a 16 year old is single. The reason they wouldn't take a 16 year old is because that what parents/guardians are for. If those people can't or won't take care of this 16 year old, that's what CHILD services is there for. Women's shelters are for adult women, not single children.
Have you inquired at any women shelters ? Some women shelters have expanded their efforts to deal with victimized children both male and female fleeing abuse.
I beleive they have a runaway hotline to help u 1800runaway
Unless you are married most states consider you a minor and that is why they won't take you. If you are married then you have in many cases been considered emancipated and should take you. If you are looking for a women's shelter becuase you are trying to get away from your parents, that is … Read more