I’m 17 and really need to leave my mothers house. She is very mentally unstable and has a drug problem. I’m currently in high school and don’t have a job right now. I wish to move out and rent my own apartment so I don’t have to deal with the abuse, drugs, and overall better my lifestyle and be free of this environment so I can succeed. I would really benefit from an apartment of my own and have no issues working but I need help and financial assistance. Can you reccomend the best course of action for me? What do I need to do to ensure government assistance and the chance to get my own apartment? I suffer so terribly at home and really need to leave.