Hi. my name is josh aged 23. my girflriend and i just recently were presented with a pretty daunting situation. things were going well up until now. we made ends meat, i worked and she stayed at home. she has a disability that does not allow her to work, so the responsibility is on me to support us financially. which i have been able to manage the last few years. neither of us have any support net to fall back on. my family are not the greatest people and do not keep in contact with me anymore since we decided to move states to try and find a better situation. my girlfriends mother is addicted to drugs with a father who is in prison. so needless to say. the stakes are high trying to make sure we have all our necessities together, because we do not have a safety net to fall back upon.
so about a month ago the resturant i had been working at and managing for the last few years closed its doors due to covid. the owner just could not support the restaurant financially anymore. so that left me looking for a new job. and no savings to fall back upon since we live paycheck to paycheck. we live in a small town where jobs are extremely limited. i have been searching for a new job but have not been able to find a single one. there were a couple job openings but i was denied due to some things that show up on my background check, from me getting into trouble when i was 18 and dumb.
only to make the situation worse. our apartment complex was bought out by a new owner. who is raising the rent 300 dollars a month. which i am not able to afford. so are going to have to find a new place to live. which is a problem. because i dont have a job and cannot afford a downpayment or first months rent. so we have just a few weeks, if that, left in this apartment. since we recieved an eviction notice already.
i am stuck, lost, no idea what to do.
the only option i think we have is going into a shelter until i can either find a job, or.. find a job. i do not know what we are going to do with our apartment full of belongings when we have to leave. maybe throw away what we can or try and sell and donate the rest.
ive always prided myself on my my ability to take care of us on my own.
but we have been placed into a situation which i dont think i can claw my way out of on my own. and being in a different state with no backup or safety net is only making this that much more difficult. i feel like i am failing at being a provider.
but here we are. i hate to ask for anything. but i have no other options at this point. if anyone can help us out. i am not asking anyone to pay our rent or send us large sums of money. i just know that we are going to have to tough it out for a while and im only asking for money for essentials like hygeine, food, clothes. that sort of thing.
i want to thank anyone who can help in advance. and pray to god that we can figure out a way out of this situation sooner than later.