We have asked difficult child to leave our home. Short story...enrolled in community college in September, dropped out in October. Made no efforts to get a job or doing anything constructive from October to January. Re-enrolled for Spring semester in January, dropped out end of February. Has done nothing with days except play video games and make messes that he does not pick up. At 19 he has had one job which lasted 2 weeks before he stopped going. We have given him until the 22nd to leave. He has no friends to rely on so I think his only choice would be to go to a shelter. He is excruciatingly uncomfortable in new situations. He will hide his head in the sand hoping that this will go away, which it won't. How do shelters work? Does he get fed? Where does he spend his days (assuming he won't secure work)? Does he take his medications with him? Do we pick him up for therapist/psychiatrist appointments? There is no shelter in our town so he will have to go to a nearby city. Do we let him take a phone that we pay for? I am scared for him but feel it necessary that he take control of his own life. Are there any alternatives to a shelter that I am not aware of? We do have social services in town, should I contact them or leave this completely up to him? I am confident he will fail miserably if he is left to make plans by himself. He won't even place a phone call to get information.