My name is Stephine. I am a mother to two children, one of whom is about to graduate in a few days. I come here desperate, ashamed and lost. Desperate because I have no other options at this point. I work full time and should make a livable wage, but seem to fall short most times. I have raised my children without their fathers help most of their lives and i do not have parents or family to fall back on. I never have. Failure is not an option for me but i fear i may be close this time. I have attempted to make extra money on numerous occasions but it never seems to work out. I was doing well a few years ago, all bills were paid and even some ahead of time. But within that time I needed to buy a new car, our landlord raised our rent and the price of everything went up. I do not receive assistance for food because i make too much. I feel like i am stuck in that grey area of making too much to qualify for anything but not making enough to get by. I could sit here and glorify my situation in an attempt to get more potential donations but thats not who I am or what I want to do. Life just really sucks right now and i have exhausted all my options. My credit score took a nosedive because ive fallen behind on all my payments. And every time i think im getting ahead, something happens. I am two months behind on rent and fear eviction (rent is 1100/month), my care is two months behind (400/month) and my other car that i only owe $600 on is going to get repossessed because i havent even been able to pay the $90 a month payment on that. I dont even drive that car, its broken (which is why i needed a new car) but still need to pay on it. I have a $2000 therapy bill and my therapist wont take me anymore until i pay my balance down. I suffer from extreme anxiety from trauma induced by my past relationship with the father of my children (emotional, verbal and sometimes physical abuse) I have PTSD from this and it is very difficult for me to do “normal” everyday things. But i push through most days because i have people who depend on me and look up to me, i cannot let them down. The car that i just purchased a year ago already needs two new tires and work done on it (the wheel shakes every time i stop). My daughter is graduating in a few days and the expenses that come along with that are quite high, even with budgeting (instead of hiring a photographer for senior photos, we got creative and did them with our phones). Our water bill is 1500 as well as our electric bill. Ive gotten so far behind because ive borrowed so much to just stay afloat that things are all coming to a head. All my extra money goes to groceries and its still not enough. I am so exhausted and am afraid this is where all of my luck runs out. I am only asking for what i would need to catch back up. I always pay it forward whenever i can and even when i cant. I can guarantee that i would be back here as soon as i got back on my feet to help someone else who may be in the same position as i am right now. Because i know how it feels…its degrading and defeating and suffocating. Again, i am only asking for what i would need to catch up which is $5,000. I do not desire more than i need. I am literally begging, this is my only option. I am new to this so i think i can only post one photo, but i have more if needed. The one posted is my rent but the breakdown of what i need is as follows…my therapy bill ($2000), the ones of rent are proving that my rent is $1100/month. I am $730 behind plus i havent been able to pay May as well which makes me $1880 behind in total ($50 late fee, and actually $330 of that $730 are all late fees). The photos of my rent receipts also show that i am trying to pay and am not just asking for someone to pay my bills without me doing any of the work. I am behind 839.74 on my current car payment. Nobody will help you until you start doing the work yourself…I have been doing the work, for so long and i just keep getting pushed back at every chance. Any help I can get would mean the absolute world to me and i can guarantee I WILL pay it forward.