Hi, my name is Autumn. I am 24 years old and I live in South Dakota, it’s a bit of a story I have, but this is how I am where I am. When I turned 18 and graduated HS, I went to college a few months later, got a job there lived for one year gathering some slight debt. After my first year, my grandma asked me to take care of her after she was to go have back surgery for scoliosis. I agreed and took care of her for a year while she recovered, something however went awry the first time in surgery and she went in for the second time and took another year to recover. I didn’t go back to college and instead came home to South Dakota. I was homeless for about a week until my boyfriend invited me to live with him. I stayed with him for 2 years and got a job delivering pizzas, however… A car crash caused by a second party lost me my job, car, and almost my life. I was taken to the hospital to make sure I had nothing wrong internally and was left another 5000 in debt from hospital bills. The other driver did not have a license or insurance, but had settled the case without me in court and I got nothing but debt. About a year goes by and I finally got another job working as a cashier for a local grocery store. I worked hard and proud for over a year, but things happen in personal life that can affect you anywhere. Back in April I lost my aunt Robin, a sweet woman with down syndrome who shared a birthday with me exactly 30 years apart. Have you ever been told by someone, that someone close to you has died and you don’t process it right away? I couldn’t believe it, I was in complete denial… But it just hit me one day. I’ll never see her again, and I couldn’t keep it together at work. Several customers complained about me and I was told by my manager to take the rest of the day off, the next day I was fired. It’s been two months since then and I have been working very hard to acquire a new job, but to no avail. Rent piled up on us and we were almost evicted last week. The rent is caught up, but bills have stacked for water, gas, internet, and debts and I can’t catch up to save my life. I’ve tried applying for loans but without employment it’s near impossible, unemployment checks are out too… I’m desperate, and I don’t know who to turn to. If it’s crazy, call me crazy, just please don’t call me lazy.