I am a single mom of 2 amazing boys. In the last couple months our lives have just been turned upside down. It started with the loss of my income, my boss stopped paying everyone the end of September. I stared looking for work in October. Shortly after my mom’s health turned for the worst leaving us to care for her until her passing on November 14th. I am an only child and until my boys were born my mom and I were all we had for family. My mother had nothing other then her personal belongings so the financial responsibility of her passing fell on me. Along with the emotional devastation of losing my mom we are drowning financially. I am back to searching for work and praying I find something now that the holidays are over. I do not have a car due to a travails going out over a year ago. I was working toward getting a new one when everything went south with my job so unfortunately that limits my job search to just in town. As of today we are a month behind on rent come tomorrow we will be 2 months behind and probably facing eviction. My rent is $900 a month so as of today I owe $1800. I owe almost $2500 in other bills from utilities to phones. We went a week with out power right before Christmas and I picked up every odd job I could here and there to get enough money to turn it back on. I have applied for state assistance and have recieved food stamps so that helps. I am having to go through a lot of hopes for financial assistance wth the state due to my children’s non participating father and our useless online divorce paper work that was a waste of money so now they are requesting a decree from the court in the county we divorced in almost 15 years ago so it has been a process. We live in a small town in southern Utah with a major religious influence. We are not a religious family so reaching out to the church by others to help us has not been recieved with open hands. I am not looking for anyone to send me a bunch of money to do good knows what with. I just need help desperately. I am at a very low point in my life and trying desperately to deal with my mom’s death and keeping my family off the street and from not sinking further. I can give information to pay my rent online along with any of our utilities and other bills. I just need some help to get my head above water and possibly see the light at the end of the tunnel. For anyone who took the time to read this is thank you. If anyone had any advice, ideas or guidance I really openly and gratefully take it all so, the person I would always turn to for it is no longer here and that makes this so much harder for me.