Hello. My name is Kelly. I live with my boyfriend and our roommate and her pup. We have been moved out since about June because we got kicked out, and our roommate lost her long time boyfriend and their apartment. We did okay for the first little while until my car was totaled in a bad car accident, now I had to lose my full time job of three years and can no longer help my roommate get to her job. I’ve been applying and have a few interviews lined up this week but things are looking grim and between bills, doctor visits, and the car situation we are sinking quickly. We all struggle with mental illness and depression and at least in my case I have been hospitalized within the year (thanks to my lovely family for helping me get the help I needed) but the money issues are making our other issues even worse than they already were to begin with.
I’ve managed to keep the cupboards full of non perishables from the dollar store and the local market, and to keep tons of fresh produce since it’s the cheaper alternative to going out or to other kinds of meal prep. So luckily we have been fed but even then we can’t afford meat and things very often. Even buying toiletries has become a bit of a struggle.
We have been selling some old clothes and video games we had lying around to make ends meet enough to keep the place for now, but we really need help so that we can get mobile again so the roommate can stop using all her money to Lyft and Uber to work since it’s too far to walk.
We are all working our hardest to make ends meet but any and all help would be greatly appreciated so we could pay off some of our credit and get ourselves out of the hole of debt we have been quickly plummeting into.
Thank you so much for your time and for reading this. I am eternally grateful to anyone who can help support our three person household through this hard time. We’re really scared.