Hello, my name is Keisha. I am writing this request because I am in an emergency situation with my daughter and we need help. Due to our house collapsing on July 3rd of 2018, we’re now homeless. We relocated to Wisconsin to stay with someone, but it didn’t work out. We were in a shelter, but they only allow 30 day stays here in Wisconsin. Since having to leave the shelter, we have stayed at bus stations, warming shelters, and hospitals to avoid freezing to death. I have gone to multiple agencies in an attempt to get help, but everyone is giving me the run-around. I am looking for a job which is hard because we don’t have a stable place to live to keep ourselves groomed. I have been putting my best foot forward, but I realize that at some point we all have to ask others for help. At this point, my goal is to gain employment and get us a place to live. I also want to open up a business. I realize that money won’t completely change my situation, it will help though. I’m willing to put in the work in order to be successful. After searching for help, I landed here. What I am asking help for is to get us a stable place to live, a used car to get around in because transportation is limited in Wisconsin. I would also like to purchase some basic furniture like beds, sheets, pillows, pots, pans, and dishes just to get started. I also want to possibly get help starting a small business so that I can help myself and my daughter. I also want to open up a nonprofit to help other single parents who are experiencing homelessness with their children get back on their feet. Also, I want to pay what I owe to my college so that I can go back and finish my last year of school. I am asking for $10,000 to make all this happen. This would include a security deposit and paying for additional months of rent while I job search. A little more about me is that I am 40 years old, my daughter is 17 and this is her last few weeks of high school. I am a two-time cancer survivor. Last year this time I couldn’t walk. I have been fighting to get back to a normal life, but things happen. I’m still pushing to get it together. I just need help. Thank you for reading my post. And take care.