Homeless In L.A.: What A Runaway Teenager Says She Did To Survive When 16-year-old Darbi left her mother’s home in mid-October, she says she headed for Los Angeles, where she survived sleeping in a friend’s car and on the beach. TELL DR. PHIL YOUR STORY: Have a headline-making story in a small town?
“I was hungry – I would do anything for food, really,” says the teen, who admits she stole from stores.
Darbi, who spent nearly a month living hand-to-mouth,
says it was a relief to get off the street – and to see her parents, Janice and Wayne, again. The former couple, who say they have a long history of fighting over how Darbi and her siblings are being raised, had paid a visit to the Dr. Phil
stage just hours before the teenager was found.
“Just this whole Dr. Phil thing – I’m so grateful for it,” says Darbi. My parents are interacting. It’s different – and I feel like it’s really – like things changed. It just made me feel so happy.”
Why does Darbi say she ran away from home – and what was she looking for? Tune in to the conclusion of this two-part Dr. Phil
Find out where you can watch here. To report a missing child or teenager who you believe may be in danger, contact the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children at 1-800-THE-LOST. (1-800-843-5678) Learn more at www.missingkids.comTELL DR. PHIL YOUR STORY: Is your family a stressed mess?
Why A 16-Year-Old Girl Says She Ran Away From Home