Hello and thank you for reading this petition!
My mother is in a crisis. She lost her job before the pandemic and had been liquidating her stocks and investments to pay for her expenses. She finally got a part time job 3 months ago after years of searching for work. This job does not pay enough to cover the bills and living expenses for her and my two siblings (12 f, 10 m).
Recently, she was notified that she had about 7000$ in back rent with only 20 days to pay. I have been scrambling to figure out what I can do to help her and what she can do herself. She has a public trust and if she gets evicted, she will no longer have a residence and her job, as she could become seen as a liability.
At this point, I know that she is depressed and I feel myself on the verge of depression also because I am at my wits end and have just started to create stability for myself in another state. I helped her by purchasing groceries, but I know that was not enough. The best I can do is give her rides (her car is broken down and she doesn’t know how or when she can pay for it) and give the spare money I have when I see her a couple times a month. I am hoping that someone out there will read this and help.
My mom is a survivor of childhood and adolescent abuse. She hasn’t been dealt a fair hand in life. She gave me a beautiful childhood with what she could and taught me a lot of things that I feel have set me on the right path. She recently just left the 15-year abusive relationship she was in with the father of her two kids. It has left her and my siblings, mostly my sister, in a lot of distress.
I feel that if we can get enough money to pay these dues and possibly enough to add toward next months rent, that she will have better peace of mind and 30 more days to figure out what she can do to prevent this in the future. Thank you for your consideration and help.