My name is Allison. I’ll leave it on a first name basis. I am in my mid twenties. I am a new first time mother to my son Jackson. He is just shy of being 5 months old. He is such a blessing coming to me after a miscarriage. I am also a stepmom to a 4 year old girl named Kendall. I found the love of my life after already once being previously engaged and he already having a daughter; at the age of 24. That was three years ago. Three years ago things were different. I had no clue where I wanted to go in life or what I wanted from it. Not happy in the situation I had found myself. I was working two jobs in which I had little pride and interest in and had been in that industry for 10 years. Then I met my “husband”. Christopher is his name. He is my everything. My rock my soulmate, I could not be in more awe with a person or so grateful. My two jobs consumed me and I was not happy, but still I pressed on in order to pay to live. About a year and a half ago I found myself to be pregnant with my first baby. He was to be a boy. As I write this and doing something I had never imagined and truly difficult my son sits next to me at 5 months laughing and playing with me making my days bright again. It hurts my heart to know that life can be so rough and I want more f0r my children. Due to complications in life that details may not be deemed necessary and for fear of my steps daughter someday reading this I will keep it short. I found out I was pregnant and my “husbands” ex takes us for all of the little money we have. Court and custody cases they are a tricky thing. I speak from experience saying how hard it is for the father in these situations and how truly they get screwed sometimes. Being a mother of my own I could not imagine my son being away from me. Our money that we had put away for our child for our life together we wished to start quickly was forked over. Three months before my son was born we found ourselves with nothing. I had to quit working early due to pregnancy complications. We were renting two rooms from family members. My husband loves and is good at what he does. His passion drive and dedication to his job in which he loves were some of the reasons i fell in love with him. He works as a chef and gets paid well for the position. however due to bills we owe that he is it goes towards. With me not being able to work my husband realizing that the 14 hour shifts he was already working was not enough and took a second job both working full time. He wakes up at 730am everyday and leaves me by 9am at the latest. He then works until 9pm or 1030pm. After he leaves his duties as a chef he then drives for Lyft until about 2 am. He then comes home to a house in which everyone is asleep and he goes to bed only to get almost no sleep. I myself have gotten hired recently at a part time job but it has yet to start and we are just too far behind on bills. We have had to give 30 day notice at the house in which we are staying and are expected to be out by mid January. We have nowhere to go and are going to become homeless. We will both be working my husband a total of around 18 hours a day and myself 8 hours. We cannot pay for childcare and cannot purchase food for ourselves despite the amount of hours we put in. We have all hit rough points in our lives and I’m in mine currently. I do not wish to be homeless. I do not wish to live off others. However this is an extremely difficult time and I do not know what else to do. I also decided to go back to school despite everything. I wish show my kids that college is important and that hard work pays off. I want them to think more of me than the failure that cannot provide. I do not know how to pay for my schooling but know it is the key to our situation. I’m asking for any and all help and words cannot express the gratitude nor the urgency for which I need these funds. My son and family are everything. Homeless is not the way for me and my baby. I quote husband because we wish to spend our lives together and he is the father to my son yet cannot afford to marry even on a piece of paper.