I am a single mom with 2 beautiful children. A 3 yr old daughter and an 8 yr old son. I lost my job a couple months ago and have been unemployed til about a week ago.I havent paid my September or October rent and am being evicted. I have no family at all. I called the local shelters to see where we could go when we get thrown out..and found out that the only shelter in my area that allows women with children is on a 6 month waiting list!! We have nowhere to go!! ive been to EVERY social service organization here and have been turned down for any assistance with paying my rent to avoid being evicted because I was fired from my job! I have a job now and would be able to start catching up on my bills...but in the meantime i only needed to be able to pay the 2 months i am already behind..and there is no way to do that. I dont know what to do! I have always busted my butt working hard for my kids..have been in management for the last 18 years..yet now that Ive been unemployed we are about to lose everything that we have. I dont know how to tell my 8 yr old that in a couple of weeks we will possibly be living in our truck..this will devastate him! We moved to the state that we are in in January because my ex was abusive...I tried to move here to give my kids and I a fresh start and a better future away from the abuse...HA! When i got here I tried to get help from a local domestic violence organization but was told that since I had gotten away with no help that they cant help me either..part of me is actually considering going back to him just to avoid my children being homeless..and i know that would be a terrible decision. I just dont know what to do..and i have no options anymore. I need help so badly..and i have nowhere to turn and no one to talk to..I am so alone here..
Single mom with kids..almost homeless
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Check into tax returns of 8k loan or free monies for first time home Buyers..not sure if theyre doing it this year but if they are...you can buy a trailer..a MOVEABLE ONE.
you keep repeating you have been in Managment for 18YEARS??Not 1 or 5 or even 10 but 18 YRS??And you do no have monies for 2 months rent????You have a 3 yr old daughter and an 8 yr old Son correct?No Family yet you took a job from 3-6 am..so WHAT ABOUT THE KIDS?Do you leave them alone?You said you do not pay for daycare so we can assume you leave a 3yr old home alone..when someone could see you leaving early...break in..molest...kidnap..fire..choking...hit their head anything could happen!I read your posts and honestly ...YOU DIDNT GET IN THIS MESS OVERNIGHT!Regardless of your abusive kids dad etc..you have 18 yrs of work and NO MONEY???You have made some serious POOR decesions in your life.Until you realize your patterns and do things DIFFERENT..you will continue this cycle of maddness and things only get WORST!
Heres a plan of action for you My Dear..take it for what its worth.
I seriously doubt working 3 hrs a day delivering newspapers is gonna help..your License is probably suspended or going to be.
1-Get a job as a WAITRESS or Bartender at a local dive Bar A place that will pay you cash FOR NOW.
2-You receive Food stamps right?
3-Your Daughter is 3..GET HER WIC
4-Get Medicaid for YOU
5-Start seeing a Counselor for DEPRESSION...document it and get a doctors notice to say you are DEPRESSED,
6-Take the Doctors notice and CALL A FREE ATTORNEY WHO SPECIALIZES IN SSI....go to GOOGLE and look for one(they get paid when you do).
You and your Kids have a better change with an Attorney than getting denied over 2 yrs..they deny EVERYONE 2 times.It make take a year or 2 however..its retrocactive..and it does not hurt if you dont...at least you will get your mind right once you take antidepressants.
7-Get back 7k for tax returns in about a month..go buy an AIRSTREAM trailer or something large enough and cheap enough for under 2k.Park in someones yard and pay 300 per month or at a NICE RESORT RV Park etc...its yours..its paid for... and you can sell it for CASH once your in a better position.
8-Go to CHILD SUPPORT ENFORCEMENT-HRS-FOOD STAMPS and tell them you need AFDC>>CASH..
and you clean houses or waitress..bartend etc..
9-HRS will PAY FOR YOUR DAYCARE...work from home on a computer at night..or day
A program that recently started in East Tennessee is aimed to help the homeless and those facing homelessness.
The Tennessee Valley Coalition to End Homelessness is headquartered in Maryville. It serves 12 counties including:
The coalition is part of a national program called the Homeless Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program (HPRP).
hugs to you
Best of luck to you..
Did you try calling all the shelters listed that I put down for you? There has to be some place for you to stay. And did you put in your application for modestneeds.org. yet?? or applied with St. Vincent de Pauls in the earlier link help with rent etc I gave you? And did you check with nationalshared housing the link I gave you as an option for living arrangements.?
I know section 8 has a waiting list everywhere and some are shorter than others.
that is the best I can dig up except to call 211 and say you need emergency housing and I think I addressed that.
Wishing you better times indeed