i just got laid off from work – my boyfriend and i worked together, so we both did. he managed to find a job, but is making $5 less than what he was making before. i still haven’t found a job and i still haven’t gotten unemployment and I can’t get through to the office. It’s been extremely stressful.
Rent is due next Friday, and we don’t have enough money
We can’t afford our power bill
His car is broken down and we can’t afford to fix it, so we use my car, which has no heat – this means I can’t defog or defrost my car and the mornings are already freezing here in NC. I also have a 6 year old that I have to bring to and from school in the morning in a freezing car.
I just turned 26 so I aged out of my parent’s insurance, and I can’t afford the insurance I need so that I can get my medication and see my doctors.
My phone broke a few weeks before I got laid off, and now I have a mostly working phone but it won’t receive or make phone calls which makes it endlessly hard to get in touch with unemployment.
I know this is so fucking crazy and out of control. Every ounce of security I had has been striped from me at once, and the ground I stand on is crumbling. I don’t know what to do. I have $36 to my name and no income still. I’m thankful I managed to get EBT but it’s not enough to feed a 6 yr old, 17 yr old, myself, and my partner. Please help us. I will always do my best to pay it forward in the future as I can. I am just hurting right now.
Thank you so much for your help.