I graduated from High School a few months ago, and everything was working in my favor. I had been working at McDonald’s, where I was offered a leave of absence while I went to the college of my dreams. I did one semester of college, and got a job at the McDonald’s there. The management wasn’t great and I was genuinely afraid of a few of them, but I needed the money. At first, everything was fine, but then family troubles started up back home. My father was abusive towards me, and I had told my older sister just before I left for school. She took matters into her own hands, and told everyone in the extended family (we’re unusually close) that he had abused me and that she didn’t want anyone to talk about him around her.I was told that by the time I came back for Thanksgiving, I needed to take a side. I’d already had depression for a few years, and I was no longer able to be on my Mom’s insurance, so I couldn’t afford my prescription anymore. The stress of college, my job, and all of the family drama exacerbated my depression. Eventually, I couldn’t get out of bed. I quit my job, and I flunked out after one semester. Both my parents moved when I went to school, and I had been told I’d have my job waiting for me in my home town, so I’ve been staying with a friend since December, but she’s still in high school and I’m really just a burden on her family. The manager who offered me the leave of absence was apparently breaking the rules and had quit, so I no longer had a job. With all the tension, none of my family will let me stay with them, and the shelter in town has a waiting list. I’ve been applying for new jobs and have had some interviews as well as being accepted for a part time position, but that doesn’t start for a few weeks and I’m running very low on gas money. Ironically, it’s to the point that I don’t have enough money to go to job interviews. I’m in debt from my semester at college, especially since I lost my scholarships, and I need to get an apartment as soon as possible. I’ll also need to buy a bed and other furniture once I get one, but that’s not nearly as high up on my list of priorities. For now, I’d just like to get back on my feet so I can take care of myself without burdening others. Thank you for any help you can give.