My name is Jamie. I’m 18 years old about to turn 19. My life’s been really hard and I don’t want anyone to feel sorry for me but I’m in great need of help. I’m pretty embarrassed to be on here because all my life I’ve had to beg for money. It’s not the best feeling. It started when I was young, 4 years old to be exact, my mom would take me and my younger siblings to gas stations and transit stations to ask for money. Once we got a certain amount of money she left for about 8 years and we stayed with my grandma. My mom was on drugs and ran off with my step dad and her newborn baby my little sister. When I was 12 she came back to get me my other sister and my brother. I’m the oldest btw. Neither of my parents had a job nor did they ever. We were always moving from house to house because they wouldn’t pay the rent or lights or water and we would get kicked out. I’ve lived in the streets, at other peoples house and hotels. I was abused for most of my life and since I was the oldest I would get blamed and hit for everything. Not only was I abused mentally and physically by my parents but I was sexually abused by men as well. My mom should have knew better since they were so nice to let us stay there but she was on drugs so I can’t blame her and I don’t hold it against her. Once I was 15 I got into foster care my family was split up and I stayed til I turned 18. I’ve been working since 16. I’ve had to get my own apartment and maintain keeping up with being able to pay the bills on time and never being late. I got me a roommate who I had considered my friend but turns out she wasn’t. We lived together for about 5 months. I was working my ass off doing 60 hours a week plus as much overtime as I could. She was on drugs and quit her job and started not paying her half of the bills and I let it slide and paid for her for 3 months. Then I got sick of it and told her she had to pay the next month or else she would have to get out. Well she didn’t like it because when I came home from work she completely ruined my apartment. She scattered my clothes broke all my stuff threw chocolate milk, kitty litter, bleach, oil, bread and much more all over my clothes she poured out all my shampoo and conditioner and messed up my restroom bad. I had nothing but my work clothes and the stuff I had in my purse. I had a jar in my closet with about $2000 I was saving for college and she took it. Everything that was valuable she took. Everything I worked so hard for she took from me. I was devastated, I had no where to go, I only had $58 to my name. I had no car, my home was destroyed and no friends she was the only person I talked to. I was late to work most the time so I got fired. The landlord has been really nice to me and has been helping me by not kicking me out for not paying rent for the past 4 months I’ve been giving him most the money I have but with no job it’s hard. But I’ve been doing side jobs and trying to find work and a job. He said I have another month to pay him what I owe ($2,600) or else he has to kick me out. My rent was $800 and he didn’t charge me for the light bill. Anything would help I would be so grateful for anyone who helps me get back on my feet. I haven’t done nothing wrong in my life to deserve this but can’t do nothing but try hard to get myself out this situation.