If you are leaving home because of family conflict or abuse, you might be able to stay at a shelter, if you cannot resolve the conflict. Leaving home is easier if your family will assist and support you in making the move. If your immediate family will not support you, you might have friends or relatives who will.
If you are under 18 and moving out, you may find it difficult to rent a house or sign a lease because of your age. You may need an adult (relative or friend) to cosign a lease with you, so they share the responsibility for ensuring the property is taken care of and you are paying your rent on time.
If you are 18 or older, have a stable income and are planning to leave home, you can probably either move into shared housing with friends or look into renting your own place. If you’re going to university, you may also have the option of going into halls of residence with other students.
When you invest in yourself, you can never lose, and over time you will change the path of your life. The more time, energy and money you spend learning things important to you, the more control you have over your life.