Sixteen-year-old Steve (Austin O'Brien) lives in fear of his abusive alcoholic stepfather. His mother (Susan Johnston), unable to leave her husband in spite of the violence, sends Steve away. He finally winds up in a shelter for teenage runaways. With the help of his counselor, Tony (Jack Forcinito). Steve tries to turn his life around, but he soon discovers, finding happiness and stability when you're all alone isn't easy.