I’ve been struggling with homelessness almost right after high school due to the nature of my family. While homeless I’ve managed to go to college (though I didn’t get to finish), work various jobs. I injured the nerves in both my hands working for an auto part store and got nothing in return but stress and pain. Being an artist my hands are very important and I still deal with the pain of simple things like holding a cell phone. I am very hard worker but I can no longer work as hard because my body no longer will allow it as well as my circumstances. It is very difficult to keep a job because I don’t have a proper address to attach it to and just finding somewhere to sleep and shower exhausting. I’ve been a victim of abuse and violence for as long as I can remember. I’m still dealing with the till this day because I’m homeless there are things that have to deal with that most people don’t have to worry about and it’s very exhausting. I do have living family yet I don’t have any that I could necessarily turn to because they’re kind of the reasons why I’m in the situation because of the abuse in things like that so I am all alone. I don’t have kids I never been pregnant or anything like that and I’m not on drugs or anything and I haven’t been so it’s kind of hard for me to find programs of things that will help me because I don’t fit a certain category of people, people look at me differently. I’m really all out of options at this point and I have a storage I’m taking care of and one just got broken into and I can’t really do anything about it because of money and my other one is on the verge of getting sold because I couldn’t afford to pay the last month or two and I’ve paying one for about 3 years now. And I’m about to lose things like pictures and things in the little things that I cannot buy in the stores. They were given to me by my great grandpa that passed away right before I graduated high school. I need the money to keep the little things I do have together and for food I’m just so I can shower and things like that so I can get a start possibly getting a place so don’t worry about where to sleep every night. I’m asking for $2,000 so I can start living my life before I turn 30.