I’m not sure where to begin, so I guess I’ll begin from about a year ago. I left a very toxic relationship of 18 years to move to Maryland to gain access to the extraordinary resources available for my youngest son. He was diagnosed with autism at the age of 2 and is non-verbal. Maryland is home to some of the best therapeutic schools, research centers and treatment facilities in the country. I knew if I was going to give my son a fighting chance at life, I’d have to leave rural Virginia and move to where he’d receive the best care. And so I did. I got him a scholarship into one of the best private pre-k programs for children with speech delays. I called and called until I got him on the schedule for therapy services at the top ranked treatment and therapy center in the country. I got my 7 yr old daughter into charter Montessori school. I’ve spent the past year shuffling around a big city with 2 young children securing resources alone. Their father “does what he can” but provides little to no support in any capacity. Fast forward to the past summer—The car that I received as sort of a “Palimony Gift” broke down while on my way to my on-demand courier job. I was subsequently fired for not making it to my shift. The car is still parked in the same spot (hopefully) because I have no money for towing or to get it serviced. Since losing my source of income, I’ve now fallen behind in rent and am facing eviction. The apartment I live in is not the best environment for my son (or family) to begin with. I have the most inconsiderate upstairs neighbors who stomp, slam, bang, and otherwise make loud thuds so much that my son covers his ears in shrieks. He once woke from a loud bang from above and started crying hysterically. I complained to the leasing office, police, etc. but all my complaint has resulted in me being harassed at my door step by the neighbor and her cousin and threatened with a drive-by. So maybe being evicted wouldn’t be so bad. But I still need a home for my children. And that’s why I’m here on this site. I’m in desperate need of funds to either halt eviction or move (preferably) and car repairs (possible head gasket). I have no one else to turn to as far as family or friends. Plus I’ve found that the kindness of strangers is more reliable anyways. So thank you for reading this thus far. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
T.J. & Family