I am in debt and homeless after quitting a full-time job in order to commit to college and a relationship. I dropped out of high school in the eleventh grade because my mother moved our family into a battered women’s shelter, and I became completely discouraged. I worked full time as a manager when I was nineteen years old, and I saved up money for seven years to move away to the city and go to college. I was successful here in Colorado Springs for the first year that I lived here and then my partner of twelve years was hospitalized and I had to stop working and take care of her so that she wouldn’t be moved into a long-term facility.
I feel like I have given up so much in order to take care of someone I love, and I am asking someone to help me. I am in college and will be starting my sophomore year next January. My university has been supportive by signing us up for Christmas gift donations and a gift card for food, and even paying for a hotel room for the past two months so that I could finish this semester. Despite my situation, they recognize that I have continued to work hard and kept my grade point average at a 3.5; however, there is a limit to what the university can do for one student in need.
I am asking for a stable place to live so that I can continue to finish my degree without sleeping in my car or going back to work full time. I should mention that we were evicted from our apartment in July which led to this homelessness and the displacement left a $2600 balance which prevents us from applying for a new place. This has been very difficult, and I have not given up yet. Please help if you can, even if you pay the balance to the leasing agent directly; it would be a blessing. Thanks, and happy holidays!