not sure how to start this, but i’m (18M) in a tough situation. i moved out two days before my birthday to move into my partner’s (19NB) aunts apartment; from PA to NJ. i moved out because i wanted to start a life with my partner and i was also previously in an abusive household with my mother. the only reason my partner is living here with their aunt in nj in the first place is due to abuse with their own mother. my partners aunt is the sweetest lady ever. she works so hard everyday and doesn’t make enough. she also has a son (13M), he’s awesome and an amazing kid. i’m just worried about him. he, my partner and i have been starving, he has been surviving off 75c chips and $1 soda cans from the corner store everyday because we can’t afford groceries. i lost the job i transferred here with a few months ago because i have schizoaffective disorder that has been worsening due to neglect of treatment by my mother. everything is 10x more expensive since we are so close to new york. at first, the first few months of just being here were great. things weren’t bad because we had the assistance of getting a little extra money with food due to covid, but that’s run out and it’s made it impossible to even have a meal a day. we have rent due the 15th of this month and i’m afraid we will have no roof to even be under anymore. i feel terrible, i wasn’t as prepared or stable enough for when i got here. i didn’t expect this to happen. both me and my partner have been applying to jobs non stop for months on end. we are only 18 and 19 and scrunching up $5 a day from surveys or $10-$20 from a far family member. we are dealing with mice and black mold in our home, we can’t afford to get rid of either. my partner and i, our mothers have failed us to have a better chance at surviving in the world we are in right now. we can’t even finish high school let alone move onto college to make lives for ourselves. we have no transportation or money for transportation. even if i manage to find a job, it will be impossible to work with my disability. does anyone have any advice or ANYTHING to help? please we are just kids and this shit is literally impossible. we are starving, we need to shower so badly, we need clean clothes. my partner and i are both combating our mental
health right now because waking up, struggling, and fighting for just one meal a day is bringing us to a point where we talk about just killing ourselves together. it all feels too much, i feel like such a burden and useless. i just want to be able to make money; i want to have extra money to be able to wash our clothes at the laundromat, i want to be able to afford to get the mold out of our shower so we can be clean and buy soap, i want us to be able to afford christmas and doing nice things together this summer, i want i be able to pay my phone bill and have a working phone, i want to be able to have a little extra money i can put away to propose with a nice ring to my partner in a few years, i want us to be able to cook meals everyday like everyone else can. we just need help,
my cashapp is $soupypogostick. my partners venmo and paypal are zeroz0. if anyone knows anything about disability for NJ as well please help and let me know. i don’t know much at my age but i could really use it.