Researchers have said that just in 2015 year ending alone over 80 percent of the households in America that we’re single households we’re in fact ran by a FEMALE head of household which we’re mostly living very poor.
Many people may say well there is government assistance for them to get a grant but it’s hard to find and information regarding that said topic anywhere. So in hopes to help the single mothers out in the world this article will give you some insight on the different assistance topics we can cover including where and how to get a grant or scholarship. Also, you will read and see how simple it is to receive help with income expenses and medical insurance.
Are there really grants for a single mother?
Of course they do but these grants are not only for single mothers. However, that doesn’t mean there isn’t help for a mother to receive one. I know its mind boggling that the government hasn’t had any means created for money for a single mother that is actually in the shape of a grant. One thing the government does for a single mother is they assist them through a group or have set sponsors through a company, and sometimes they are covered by the actual income assistance completely.
Below are a few websites that will redirect you to free items that you can get just for registering on the website.
Low Income Assistance for Single Mothers / Government Grants
As I said there is not an official grant for a single mother available that is FEDERAL. However a single mother can go through federal programs and register and sign up for them. Those kinds of programs are usually for households with low income. Which means you would also qualify for Welfare. No matter what the case these are programs to help those who make below the limit and live poorly.
Below are different types of assistance based in the United States.
TANF – TEMPORARY ASSISTANCE FOR NEEDY FAMILIES
TANF is a crucial for many low income families located within the US.
With TANF you receive a small amount of cash every month that you can use toward your food, rent, and other necessities. However you only receive TANF for up to 60 month limit.
If you are a single mother and you have children in your home who are less than 19 years old you are eligible for TANF.
SNAP – SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM
Food-stamps or SNAP as other people may refer to is financial help for meals. You can receive money every month to place food on the table if you are on low or no income.
For most of Americans living in poverty SNAP is potentially the only assistance they can get.
Research has shown that in 2015 SNAP benefits have helped at least 45 million Americans. Most of the ones who receive the stamps are under are up to the age of 18.
When you go to use your benefits for SNAP you have your own personal debit card to ring your groceries up with at the register. If you are interested in trying to get on with SNAP benefits all you have to do is fill and application out and send it in or take it into a local office that deals with SNAP benefits.
NSLP – NATIONAL SCHOOL LUNCH PROGRAM
This is a program that gives free (or discounted) food to students whose parent’s income is bellow a poverty level. The income needs to be at least between 130-185 percent bellow the poverty line.
Most the time if a person is a receiver of SNAP benefits their children will be accepted into this program for free lunches. But, that doesn’t mean if you don’t have or receive SNAP that your children are disqualified.
You need to contact your child’s school to apply.
TEFAP – THE EMERGENCY FOOD ASSISTANCE PROGRAM
Food for the American families who are in the poverty range not matter what the age.
If you have received food stamps before or any other program assisting you and helping you such as the ones in this article you could also be approved for this program.
You will need to contact your State distribution agency to learn more about the Emergency food assistance program.
Local Food Banks
A food bank doesn’t exactly fit into the whole “Grant” program area as it is actually a location in your town where you can get food if you are in need.
Do not allow you or your family to go without food. If you ever reach that trouble you can call 211 and ask them where the nearest food bank is based on your location.
More then 200 food banks exist with the feeding america foundation and they supply enough food to feed over 40 million people.
WIC – WOMEN, INFANTS AND CHILDREN PROGRAM
This program includes a package deal where you as a mother are able to receive healthy foods, whether you are pregnant or a new mother, and also to children who are 5 or under.
WIC is a program that is temporary and only used for a short amount of time – usually between 6 to 12 months.
EARLY HEAD START / HEAD START
These programs are for children up to 5 years old.
You can receive free child’s medical and dental care along with their schooling, and dietary needs.
Find your closes headstart office on their website or call at 1-866-763-6481.
Insurance for unemployment
This is a special program which will pay you weekly if you are unemployed and it had nothing to do with you for you being fired or let go. You will only be able to receive this benefit for maximum 26 weeks. Different states have different benefit rules. But most states will average out at about 45% of whatever the average weekly income is.
Single mothers who are out of a job temporarily can find solace with these benefits and can help make the burden less for themselves because this pay will restore what you have lost from losing your work.
If you want to try and get this started and opened for you, you will have to find your local unemployment office or apply on the website for this specific program. Most states will allow you to also try to sign up for this over the phone.
Section 8 housing
Section 8 is basically a program that helps a family be able to pay for their housing. If approved you will receive a voucher of up to 70 percent of your bills (utilities and rent). You are expected to pay the other 30 percent.
If you want to apply and feel you qualify you can get in touch with your local office involved with public housing, the HUD office.
CCAP – CHILD CARE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM
This is a benefit for families who can’t afford to place their children in daycare while working.
You still have to pay a certain percentage but it isn’t a big lump of money. The less you earn, the less you need to contribute.
EITC – Earned Income Tax Credit
It is a tax benefit for people with low income. You could potentially get as much as $6,000.
If you normally have a tax rate of $1050 but you are allowed $5550 then you get refund of $4500.
There is a Children’s Tax Credit too for as much as $1,000 for EACH child.
LIHEAP – LOW INCOME HOME ENERGY ASSISTANCE PROGRAMLIHEAP is a program that is a one time help to help pay for heating / cooling expenses.
Most of the time this is for the disabled or families with children or disabled person in the home.
If you need any extra information regarding this topic you can get in touch through the number 1-866-674-6327 or a local number for your local LIHEAP office.
WAP – WEATHERIZATION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM
Weatherization assistance program lowers energy bills for families in need. Usually the elderly and families involving children are accepted and put to the top of the list before all.
Your monthly income need to be below 200 percent poverty level.
To apply, find a local WAP center.
Medicaid is help with medical expenses. If you do not have health insurance this gives you certain benefits as long as your income restriction meets the level it should.
A lot of single mothers may meet the standards to be recipients of Medicaid even if you are unemployed.
Every state has different rules about Medicaid plans. You can find out exact requirements on this website.
Together with ObamaCare it ensures that even single mothers who didn’t receive any health benefits will now be able to have coverage.
CHIP – CHILDREN HEALTH INSURANCE
CHIP gives children without health insurance a chance to have health benefits all the way up until they are nineteen. It is for families whose income is too high to receive Medicaid benefits.
It provides every type of benefit you can think of — dental, eye exams, and even annual doctor’s exams.
Every state has its own rules. If you would like to learn a little more about this specific benefit you can call 1-877 Kids now (1-877-543-7669)
Federal Pell Grants
Aid program for students of up to $5,815 for those in need to be able to set foot into college.
This is the best opportunity for a mother who is single to finally be able to finish her schooling and finally continue in the workforce. The money is completely free of charge with no interest rates or paybacks ever.
You need to fill out an application and submit it for a pell grant and have it turned in on or before June 30th of every year.
Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant
Similar to the Pell Grant. If you already have had pell grants and you are at the top of the charts in need you will be first on the list to receive this. Depending on a persons needs that are wrapped in with their financial struggle will ultimately decide who will receive anywhere between $100 too $4,000 annually.
Charities can be a way to seek help for you and your children whether you are in need of food or clothing or even housing. A lot of charities around the world actually have their own food banks that they run and they will give you bags of free food.
If you go to salvation army a lot of the times they will let you sleep there if you have no where else to go especially if it is a result of violence.
Most churches will offer you food and clothes or maybe even a place to stay if you have been recently kicked out by the one you are living with.
To find information on this you should look through your phone books local listing or yellow page. You can also research online and see what churches are available to your area and call them and ask what services they do offer.
Single moms can receive loans usually relatively quickly but I would not recommended that at all. You could potentially go into debt and not be able to rise back from that.
Sometimes you have no choice because you have to fix your broken car or maybe pay for utilities and food and need the help right then. But you have to be able to pay that loan realistically quick.
Pay attention to your credit because if you try to get a loan through a bank or anyone they will check your credit score and see if it is even available to be able to place a loan out to you. If it is a loan that is for payday loans or credit card advances they will not run a check but you will end up paying more after fees and costs.
Line of Credit
If your credit is decent some people ask a bank for a loan personally. Most of the time this is a better idea then asking for a payday loan because if you need quick money with lower rates of interest this is it.
On a personal loan interest is lower dramatically but you have to pay in instalments. It doesn’t really fit criteria for an emergency. Normally if you just tell them you do not have any more funds and that is why you need this they will turn you away. If your credit is poor you will not be able to even touch this offer.
Short term (payday) loans
This is a very popular type of loan. You may know it by the term “Cash advance.” The interest runs really high on these and it is a loan that is only for a small time frame.
This is a loan that would more then likely be considered if a problem arises and you needed to repair your car or had a disastrous dental emergency. You have to know for sure you will be able to give every penny back.
If you do not pay this type of loan back you could be in loads of trouble financially.
Credit card cash advance
Do you own a credit card? If so you will be able to get money from a bank as easy as 1, 2, 3. This is not a method that is highly praised though because as soon as you start taking money out of the bank the interest keeps rising and you also are charged for using and pulling out of the bank a fee. This is potentially the easier options if you do need cash asap but you have to pay it back and make sure you absolutely can.
When it is all said and done grants will not solve your money issues within your home if that is what you expect. To get a grant is definitely not easy it isn’t a walk in the park by any means.
If you are looking to get a more stable source of financially being stable you should probably look in areas around you or find a women shelter until you can get back up on your feet.
If you think you have all the time in the world you can apply for other areas of assistance such as Food stamps, HUD, and etc. They do take a lot of time and effort for someone to get back with you and let you know if you have been accepted and enrolled. Try finding a part time working job as a way to financially start becoming stable again.
The moral of this is you can not expect a grant to fall into your hands without effort and take all your worries away. They are only here too do one thing and that doesn’t usually fix anything with your financial setting.
This is all on you and what you decide, no one else can decide for you.
I am a single mother of a 10 year old boy struggling after leaving a 23 year marriage where I was abused physically. After getting pregnant with my son at a late stage in ky life, I finally got the courage to leave the abuse so my son would not have to endure what my older kids did and have a chance to know what love was and be able to trust and show it to others. He saved my life. I battled in court for 2 1/2 years to get custody of my son and ultimately won but it has drained me and with no help nor chikd support, it is extremely hard to live off of one income these days. I enrolled back in college at the age of 47 to give my son a life that he deserves and can breathe without wondering where we would be living day to day. Without feeling unstable and being able to be a kid with no worries. My car has broken down and I unfortunately have nothing to spare or save so that I can get it fixed. Im not one to ask for help and Ive always made it but this time, Im swallowing my pride and doing it for my son. Im on the verge of losing my job because I cant get there in time riding the city bus or taking a taxi and getting my son to school on time. I just need a little help to get me back to where I can breathe freely and not stress over how to get to work or anywhere my son needs to be without it costing me money we really dont have. We have a roof over our heads and food but Im really needing my car fixed to get us out of this downward spiral before it breaks me and we go down where it might be too much and I end up losing my son to his abusive father. If I can pay it forward in any way, I would happily do so. I am very appreciative of any help and blessed with the most amazing little boy who is my rock and my world. Thank you!❤ https://paypal.me/mysonismyworld
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My name is Amber, I have 5 children from the ages of 14 to 4. I am a single mother who is currently unemployed due to medical reasons. I have always worked and took care of my financial obligations however I have fallen upon hard times right now with my health issues and am unable to stay above water. My children solely depend upon me to provide and care for them, their father is not involved and does not help out with expenses nor do I receive child support. I am facing shut-off notices and behind on some bills. This is extremely difficult for me to reach out to everyone and ask for help. I don’t have family or friends I can ask for help. I am looking to raise 4,000 dollars to to help me pay for my gas and electric, housing, water, sewer and trash and to also help buy clothing and shoes for my kids for school as well as school supplies.
This is very important to my children and I so my children have a stable and safe home to live in and for my children and I to have an environment to bathe and prepare meals together. I am desperately asking for help so I can provide for my self and my children in this difficult time of need. Raising this amount would allow us to remain in our home and my children to still be able to attend the same school this year and not have to burden my children with moving to another location and starting over. If I am not able to pay for our bills and housing my children and I will be separated and I pray that it does not come down to my children having to be removed from my care. I am asking for donations to help us through this temporary situation so I can get back on my feet.
Any amount you can contribute is helpful and will go toward a good cause and help me reach my goal of keeping my family together and be current on my bills
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I’ve been dealing with some crazy circumstances, and living up north without any family around to lean on, things have gotten tough. A local racist Neighborhood Watch has been terrorizing me and my family even so far as to leave a noose around my front door and sending someone to break in while. I had no option but to flea the area with my children and three pets. Currently, I’m working towards applying for a job, and my two children have already found jobs. However, I might not be able to get everyone to work since we’re pretty low on funds. I’m seeking $20 for gas to help us get to my son’s check, and keep him going to work. We’re gradually recuperating, things are starting to look up but I currently only have only a few cents to my name and we haven’t any contacts who has funds to offer. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
The neighborhood I left was very suspiciouos, and no crimes were ever publicized or shown on the news making it appear to be welcoming, when in reality it was operated by a community of neo-nazi minded individuals who terrorized other working minorities as well, and when I fled after the constant stalking / attempted break in from this group, my landlord is still pressing me for the remaining month’s rent. Callously brushing aside the safety of me and my family. Putting our safety first, and seeing that the local community staff were involved, I fled the area where I lived out of fear for my life.
My Husband left me last year with my two kids and things have been tough ever since. I’m not asking for too much hopefully, just something that can keep the kids going to shier job and me to my interview. We’re working towards getting better. I see a bright future for the kids and they have survived an untold number of hardships at school and at home but as of now it’s still an upwards battle. The kids have suffered enough under the hands of their step-father. And I do feel that things are beginning to change, however we just need a small push to help keep us going. I don’t especially enjoy having to pass the hat around, but we need help. Because of the open stalking case I’m hesitant to put myself out there, but the future and well-being of my family takes priority.
Anything is appreciated,
Hi there! I am a 37 year old mother of 2. One of my children is disabled. I currently work part time at my dream job. This job pays well once you gain full time employment. Currently I am lucky to get 2 days a week of work. My husband left me of his own free will. He does give the kids money occasionally to help out but not enough to cover any bills. I am ineligible for government assistance because of my property and because I am not legally divorced or separated. I cannot afford legal fees. I am now behind on my mortgage and facing foreclosure. I have been paying everything I can towards my mortgage. But some months I have to choose electricity and food over my housing payment. I am asking for anyone to help me. Moving is not an option at this time. I have tried to get loans to help me through this period but I have been denied repeatedly due to a low credit score and not enough income. I have tried to get every form of assistance possible. I am a real person. I do not do drugs. In fact my job requires a full background check and regular drug testing. I am not a scammer either. I am just a person that thought I was on the right track in life, I refused to give up my dream job, and my husband chose another life. My children are on the free lunch program for school. My children have state issued health coverage. Caring for a disabled child is not easy. It requires constant care and many trips to the doctor. I am on my last leg, trying to stay a float, begging for help. Currently I have less than 30 days to bring my mortgage payments up to date in the amount of $2800. That is including late fees and other fees they have tacked on. Original cost would have been 2200 if paid on time. I found this site through days of endless researching online. It just popped up and I was like why not try it. If you can please help. My major concern right now is catching my mortgage up. I would also like to be able to pay for legal fees to get a divorce. Someday I will be financially able to help others in need and I intend to do so.
I am a full-time college student and a part-time employee but the most important job I have is a role model and mother to my two boys. I no longer have 2 scholarships because they ran out but financial aid never said anything. I have two boys, one of which is starting high school this year, and the other is starting 4th grade.
My husband just up and left the family two weeks ago when he could not find a job after almost 6 months of looking. We had been together for nearly 11 years and I relied on him for a lot.
I have no family other than my children. My brother was Killed in Afghanistan August 21, 2010 and my whole family fell apart and everyone went their own ways due to depression.
My electric is past due and set to be disconnected on 8/7. I have reached out to churches locally and been turned down because either funding was unavailable or because I am not a member of that church. I’ve been to LIHEAP and been told there is no funding right now. I’ve tried to see what arrangements I can make with the electric company but there are no options. The electric is $303 and must be paid by or before the 7th.
Both my children desperately need new school clothes and supplies. My youngest son’s new school requires uniforms and he literally has nothing that is up to code for that. High school starts on August 10th and Elementary starts on August 13th. I am thinking that $100 a child should be plenty to get them some things from Goodwill or other thrift stores before school starts.
To top all of that off both boys’ birthdays are in August in between the date my brother was KIA and now their father left them. My oldest’s birthday is August 19, my brother was killed August 21, and my youngest is August 25. I don’t know what to do other than things that are illegal and I refuse to succumb to that level of thinking.
My rent is $700 a month and my paycheck covers that. But really, that is all that it covers on $10.50 an hour for 20 hours a week. I have asked for full-time or more hours per week, but it has to go through corporate due to the budget.
If anyone can help at all, I am most concerned with electricity as it includes both the electric AND water in my county, I would be forever grateful. If the electric gets cuts off, the kids cannot shower and I won’t be able to cook for them. Our family has always gone out of our way to help others and I have raised these boys to give to others (we’ve taken our blankets to the homeless when it’s cold outside, we’ve made sandwiches for the homeless, we’ve helped neighbors clean up their yards when they are disabled). I just need someone, anyone, to help us. Not even for me, but these babies deserve more than what I have right now.
I appreciate the time you’ve taken to read over this and appreciate deeply the prayers that are outstretched at this time.
Im a single mom going through a divorce. Our life has been flipped upside down. I’m not one to ask for help. Honestly even if I tried to ask my parents for help they have very little to help me with. Me and my husband have been married for about 5 years. I have 2 girls from a previous relationship. And 2 boys from my now husband ages 5 months, 2 years, 7 years old and 11 years. Well everything was well until about a year go. My husband Starting seeing someone else while I was pregnant. We still wanted to be a family and I forgave him. Went to therapy. Also because we had decided after our son was born I was going to stay home instead of going back to work. Well he had other plans about 3 months ago. He decided not to come home and he didn’t want to be married anymore. He moved on with someone else. And he left me with rent, bills, and our children’s needs to be meet and no vehicle. I have a saving we’ve been surviving on and I started working odd jobs like house keeping, child care lawn care. Jobs I don’t have to be away from my younger ones for a long time because I do not have child care money. Hopefully I get approved for a assistance soon so I can go back to a office job soon. I’m really struggling right now financially. Never did I think someone I married would do to me at that his children. And my older daughters are starting school soon in like 3 weeks. And i know I won’t have money to get them school supplies, a backpack, and a outfit for the first day. Or even lunch money for the week. I don’t think I’ve ever been this down and out. I can even afford to get legally divorced. But that’s the last thing on my mind. My children will always come first and I’d do anything to make things happen for them. Even if it’s begging. I know they’re good people still out there that could help my kids. With just there basic needs for school and just help us get by til I could get on my feet. Which god willing will be later this month or next month. If anyone could just spare us anything we’d be so grateful. God bless you all! https://paypal.me/vtello4
I never thought I’d be in a position to ask for the help of strangers. I’ve always been the person to help in any way I could and started my career in the medical field in three pursuit of making lives better but 7 years ago my life changed when I met my ex husband. Once married and while pregnant he became extremely abusive. He admitted to hiding his true self because, “otherwise [I] would’ve never married [him].” I found out later that he had been previously married and his first wife spoke of relentless abuse as well but they never had kids. Once our daughter was born, the abuse continued with our daughter. He promised that if I managed to leave him he would keep our daughter from me and bankrupt me. He controlled our money and did everything he could to prevent me from being able to leave. I was married to him for 2 long, abusive years before filing for divorce. I was scared to divorce him and leave our daughter without protection from his abuse until one night when I became more scared to stay than to leave. I was willing to lose everything but our daughter and have had to continually buy new furniture, clothes, fix destruction done to my new home. Since we were still legally married although not living together, his destruction and theft was to “his property” too. The divorce battle lasted 3 years. He was eventually arrested for stalking and theft and CPS was involved but charges were dropped by the court for his agreement to attend domestic abuse classes and pay fines. Due to his cooperation he still received some custody and he continues to bring us to court monthly on average, but have been to court up to 3 times in a month. Or we attend because he refuses to abide by the orders and makes false claims about me that I have to spend time and money showing they are false. He has been fined but it’s a joke to him. It’s disheartening to sometimes feels like he actually makes headway in court with his high powered aggressive attorneys; as if the court has forgotten about his proven abusive behavior. His family has significant wealth to support and enable him. The abuse to our daughter continues in his care. There has been signs of sexual abuse and our daughter has been playing with dolls, explaining situations of sexual abuse but has not admitted to a specific sexual encounter so although it is suspected nothing can be done. I used to make 6 figures but I am the primary guardian, single mother without help and the number of court dates and lack of ability to travel for work took it’s toll. I lost my job this year and now I’m making much less while court hearings still continue and attorneys bills add up and I’ve maxed out my credit cards paying the attorneys fees. I don’t believe I could properly fight this without the help of my attorney. Every extra penny I have goes toward this. For 5 years since filing for divorce I have spent all of what I have on this. I can’t save money. I can’t put her in sports or extracurricular activities or take her on vacation. We are still controlled by him and fearful of what he’ll do next. She cries and begs to stay with me instead of having to spend time with him and she is discouraged that she continues to say she doesn’t want to see him but nothing has changed. She’s too young for the court to consider her opinion. I will never stop fighting for us and to keep my abusive ex from getting any additional time with our daughter. CPS has been involved but there will be many court dates in our future to try to protect our daughter from further abuse and I’m praying for help to continue to protect her and possibly pay off the debt to allow her to enjoy the things in life that a child should. Anything would help. Thank you for your generosity.
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I am a hardworking twenty-five year old single mom with a big heart and even bigger spirit. I can honestly i’m not sure why I’m here, because I’m not a beggar, I’m a go getter, an “i can do it aloner”. but this time i cant do it by myself. i have a three year old daughter . i come from a large family that taught me the importance of looking out and caring for one another even in the toughest times. i faced a year of homelessness with my child after being evicted in 2015, i worked the hardest I’ve ever worked to be certain that she would never go without again and i moved into my very first apartment in october of 2016 it was a blessing, but it required me to leave a large family behind in a hotel they could not afford without me. My mom, grandmother, aunt, and sister. after a month of guilt and inner turmooil i decided to do what was necessary, and if you’re thinking “move them all into your one bedroom apartment” you’re right! there are currently seven of us in a one bedroom apartment, i gave up my bed to my mom and grandmother because they are both ill, in fact we lost our home when m mom could no longer work after having 3 of her 4 heart valve’s replaced in 2015, my grandmother is retired after 40 years working for the post office, and my sister suffers from a rare skin condition called hydronitis suptiva making her sometimes immobile. She, my daughter, and i share an air mattress in the middle of my living room, and my aunt and her daughter share the couch. We need a bigger space, so everyone can fit comfortably, and with how hard of a time we’ve had. I’ve had. i need to correct m credit so that my child doesn’t fall into the pattern of the generational curse of POVERTY. I believe that I can teach her, and myself, I but need the money to to settle past debt from student loans (cosmetology)just to get on the right track. teach me to fish. I took time educating myself on how to become better with financial habits, although I didn’t get a good start, i come from a community where instead of college funds in our name at 18 our household electric bill got put in both me and my sister’s names and ruined our credit before even knowing what it is. i want to unlearn what I’ve been taught. do the right thing. and change my life. i don’t know if it counts or matters but thank you for listening, if nothing at all i am comforted by getting all of this off my chest. you cant speak when you always have to be the strong one.
peace, love, and so much light <3
Nobody said that life is easy but nobody told me it would be this hard. Hi, my name is Barbara and I am a single mother of two children. I became a single parent just a short time after my daughter turned one, she will be six in a few weeks. Before I became a mother I was a daughter, doing what I believed was the “right thing”. Going to school, house work, and caring for my family. Values and Morals played a big role in my life. That caused me to lose out on a lot. My parents were married twenty some odd years and raised six children together. Nothing lasts forever though. My freshman year of HIgh school had just begun and ended at the same time. The four youngest children were taken from our parents custody and were placed in foster care. I started high school knowing nobody and that didn’t change much throughout the year neither. Still I made it through but struggled the next few years trying to find where I fit in, turns out I don’t. Senior year I’m struggling to graduate because we have nowhere to live due to Mom’s rental history. I have no choice but to rent an apartment in my name. During this time DHS got involved once again. The case worker calls me and tells me Mom has to leave our home and leaves custody to me. Soon after we were evicted with quite a bill. We stayed with my sister, who happens to be legally blind. Through all that I still graduated. I wanted to go to college but Mom had a headache when I asked for help filling out the paperwork. So I started working at Burger KIng. I was thinking of all my options until once again custody of my younger siblings had been taken. My Mom had to leave my sisters because she wasn’t allowed to be around my sister’s children neither, and she had five. Which she could’t take care of them by herself so she asked me to stay and help her. So I did. While I worked and came home and bathed the children she moved in a few other people. I guess I wasn’t doing enough because one day out of the blue I received a text message saying that I don’t do anything and need to leave. So i did. I was working two jobs and struggling a bit but it was just me so I was ok. Eventually I meet this handsome man named Mike. I expressed my interest and we started talking, then dating, to living together. We both worked but I lost my job when I found out I was pregnant so Mike told me to stay home and rest while he worked. BIggest mistake of my life! What was mine became ours and eventually what was ours became his. During this time were staying with his Dad. Well my Mom was facing another eviction so I gave her $700 so she don’t lose her place and guess what? That’s right they still lost it. Eventually she came and lived with us until MIke’s Mom gave her money to get a place. She needed her out so she could break me and MIke up. She hated me. Instead my Mom got a car, so she gave her more money to get a place. Who’s name do you think it went it? Exactly, mine! So after Mike’s Mom played her games and made accusations Mike came home one day and told me to get my stuff and leave. So I did. Shortly after, my brother “committed suicide” and I lost it. Moved to Boston with my Dad but that wasn’t any better. I cooked diner, his girlfriend would make a whole different meal. I cleaned, she pulled out the dishes from every cabinet if something didn’t get put in the right place. My daughter and I had to sleep in the living room so if I cried I got, “your crying again?’. I got choked over a phone while my daughter was in my hands then kicked out. So I came back home. Still with nowhere to go. Time passed and I got pregnant with my son. His Dad admits to being a bad parent and proceeds to ask for booty pics! Seriously? My mother hates me for no reason and accuses me of… honestly I still don’t know but ask the town somebody will tell you. She tells people things that are not true and they believe her! I never imagined this kind of struggle. Sleeping in empty apartments! I wish I could keep going but we have to be out soon. I didn’t even get a chance to succeed and now I cant do it alone! So i’m not looking for a hand out i’m just looking for a hand up. Thank you for your time. Have a blessed day! Love and Light.
Hi! This is weird for me, but it probably is for everyone right?
The daughter of an addict, I was raised my my grandfather and aunt. I owe them my life and can only give credit to them for the woman I am today. Well, I did give them my life. After taking care of my grandfather on hospice for nearly 18 months around the clock, during which time I gave birth to my second daughter, and my Aunt who I called “Mom” was diagnosed with cancer. Flash forward a year, we lost them both within 9 months, my husband decided that he couldn’t handle me being absent while caring for them, I couldn’t work due to being so needed, and here I am in a mess. I drained what little savings I had to help pay for my Aunt/Moms funeral, and I’ve been slowly trying to rebuild. It hasn’t been easy for my daughters and I but I have made it work. My hope with this request is to get back to a level field so that I’m able to start to return to normal, and start saving money again to be able to pitch in on a headstone for both my Grandpa & Aunt, neither of which have one going on over a year now. No this isn’t a scam, or some false story, I just really need help and came across this site and thought it’s at least worth a try because any bit helps. I’ve always been the person to help others and give from the depths of my heart, and maybe just this once some good karma is coming my way. I fully intend to pay it forward, as I always have, and will be forever humble and grateful. I am absolutely open to any and all questions as well as providing proof of circumstance/backstory. 🙂
Thanks for the read and all the love to you,
I am a single 24 year old mom of a three year old boy. He is the love of my life and I promised him when I had him that I would do anything to make sure he didn’t have the same upbringing I did. Unfortunately, we can’t all have wonderful parents.
In my childhood there were many circumstances of abuse such as punishing me in extreme ways. I, no lie, would be forced to stand in the corner for hours while my family watched TV, forced to write 3,500 sentences in one sitting, shovel drain-rock in the pouring rain while my family was inside nice and warm. My parents would fight constantly wherever they went, their relationship was toxic, and it definitely affected me. My own father threw my back into my bed-frame by my neck and the next day when I went to school and my teacher noticed I was terrified. They called my mother into the office and asked if I still wanted to live with my family. I told the school everything was fine and I was happy. My mother took me home and told me, “You’re lucky you live with a nice family like us, you could be a starving child in Africa.” This was third grade the year after I had been sexually molested by a neighbor.
And these are just a few examples…
My mother and father conveniently chose to medicate me right when they opened their new business. I helped all the summers of my teenage years making the business presentable, helping with renovations, gardening, help with patients, making food, you name it. Needless to say my parents didn’t have time for me.
After my parents kicked me out of their home/business when I was fifteen I moved in with my aunt who helped me graduate high school, even though I was held back my sophomore year.
I planned on going to college, and working really hard to create a life for myself! But instead I ended up being penniless on the street sleeping on the floor of my car in the McDonald’s where I worked in the winter months. My son’s father claimed he had multiple personality disorder, was convinced he could see and talk to spirits and they could actually inhabit his body. He would speak in different voices and was a pathological liar and manipulated everyone around him. He flipped out on me in his “other personalities” and put his hands around my neck.
Being stranded in this situation for two years, I ended up getting pregnant and having no choice but to move back in with my family. I was terrified because I had no job, no car, and no way to support a child, so I wanted to abort my baby. My parents assured me that they were going to help me but they had abandoned me twice already. I trusted that they would be better to me because I was going to have their grandson but the fighting continued.
They told me that they didn’t think it was right for me to have a car or get a job, that they wanted me to work for their business or I wouldn’t have help to get a vehicle which would stunt me from being able to start my life at all. I tried to cooperate with what they had requested even though they had stripped all the power out of me being an adult and made me feel like a helpless child again. Manipulating me into a situation where I was supposed to work/do a shift with the manager of the business at the time I was told to leave the premises, as the owner’s daughter.
I wasn’t happy that I was still not getting any respect from my family and they weren’t concerned in helping me in my life so I wasn’t going to return the favor. I cut off contact and found a house in the same city that I was allowed to stay at while I got things figured out.
I end up putting myself in an even worse situation to get away from all the bad I have already gone through.
While staying at this residence I have endured verbal abuse, harassment, physical abuse, humiliation, and all my resources have been ripped away from the person who lied to me and pretended to help me in my time of need. No car, no money, everything I do is revolving around another person who isn’t my son and all I want to do is focus on him.
I want to keep my promise but time is ticking by while I try to find a way out of the situation I am in. None of my family members wish to help me or get “involved” between my parents and I even though I have heard them say that my mother needs help. So I am on my own. No transportation, no job, no ability to get one, waiting for God to show me what I am supposed to do. I want to go to school, I want to work hard. I want my son to be proud of his mother, not worried. Getting into this rut is horrible and there isn’t any way that reading this you will know that I am honest, but I can tell you that sometimes I can’t even believe it myself.
I cannot teach my son what it means to have a happy life if I don’t show him. And this is not about will, it’s about way.
I will do any work that I can to help raise any money to get me and my son out on our own. I can do basic graphic design, gardening and lawn care, auto body prep work, some car mechanics, cleaning and organizing, typing, paperwork, moving, driving, and I can learn to do anything.
Thank you so much for taking the time to listen about our lives. If you are at all worried about the safety of my son and I we are not in any immediate danger, we now have an advocate and are safe if anything does happen. Your help does not determine my actions as a mother to get myself out of my situation, but your help could make it easier for me to help myself as well.
Again, thank you, God Bless!
Good day, I have stumbled on this site looking for ways to help my situation. I am a single mother, with 2 beautiful kids. Unfortunately the father of my kids is someone that I consider now to be the biggest mistake of my life. Above all I love my kids and am bending over backwards to be there for them in any way possible. After my first pregnancy I lost my job and was on unemployment shortly. She is now 7, and we spent most of her life living in my mother’s living room. I lived with her father briefly and once I was pregnant again I was forced to leave and go back to my mother’s. My son was born very premature and I had to drop college at this time. I spent months visiting the NICU with my daughter. When he was sent home the three of us were at my mother’s for a while and recently I moved out on my own having only enough money to buy used appliances. I wanted them to have more room and live in a better area so I moved to a different state. Having moved with no money we have no furniture and no more than 20 bucks for the month after bills are payed. I am sustaining the house with SSI my son receives. I ended up with debt to the college for dropping the semester due to my high risk pregnancy. Now I would like to work but I need a car to get around and I do not have one. I do search other options, work from home, small tasks I can do for money and such. I always end up back to 0 or in debt. I have no one to borrow from. I am really just trying to get out of debt, get a used vehicle and be able to get the bills payed and save some money, work and go back to school. I hope this site will be of some help to me and any help is greatly appreciated. Thank you.
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My name is Ana, I’m a mother of two lovely kids and I’m here seeking your help.
I’ve lost my job almost one year ago due to company restructuring process/cost cutting and it’s been very difficult to find another job to at least support my family’s financial needs.
My life has been a roller coaster for the past 2 years, it all started with the divorce, then lost job, financial problems, debits and credit cards to secure my kids place in the school, the apartment renting and the minimum needed to survive.
My ex-husband does not help us financially because he is hoping that i would totally fail so he can get the kids to himself.
Unfortunately I lost my job just before I had to pay my kids school annual fees and the apartment rent, for this purpose I have used the savings I had, the loan i took and the two credit cards to their limits. I barely manage to provide the minimum required for my two kids thanks to the part jobs I luckily find, however this is not enough.
The bank keeps calling me and threatening that they will open a case at the police if I do not pay my credit cards and they gave me 7 days to pay the outstanding amount and fees.
In one month my kids will have to go back to school and I have to pay the apartment rent for next year to avoid being evicted with the kids on the street.
All I am asking for is your help to keep my kids in school and offer them a place to live until I find a permanent job that can help me fix our life.
Well it all started with an abusive boyfriend.
I’m about to be a senior in Hs, life was going good until I met my ex. He seemed like a great guy, sweet,kind, listening to all my problems… then I got a birth control implant. As soon as he saw it he tried to literally take it out my arm… Me being stupid I believed his apologies and we went back as nothing happened… then we did the “nasty” and then two weeks later I got a positive pregnancy test… I told him and he went lunatic… he left me and then threatened to take my child away from me and raise it with his new girlfriend.I never wanted to beg for money on the internet until I realized … once I tell my dad ill be kicked out the house. My dad is very strict on stuff like this so here I am. Once I start showing ill be kicked out and have nothing to raise my child with and then you wonder “why don’t you give the baby up for adoption?” Welll…yes good choice but my life is very complicated and lets just say this can be my only hope to raise a child due to my health. I do have a job but obviously it wont help if I need an apartment to raise my child in and everything I need to raise a child. Never thought i’d be begging but yet here I am. If i receive donations , Thank you and God bless you. Anything counts.
Hello, my name is April. I live in Bristol, Tennessee and, I am a very grateful recovering addict with 7 years clean time. I am 39 years old, single mother to two teenage daughters, caring for an aging mother and, trying to chase my dream of opening my own nail salon/house. Unfortunately current bills & necessities prevent me from saving any money. I want to give you some brief history about me. I was married to a very mean man for 5 years who regularly beat me in front of our children then, one day…I got brave enough to leave and, haven’t looked back! I worked 3 jobs to put myself through nail technology school, I continued to work 2 jobs after graduation and, still working 2 jobs along with doing nails out of my home. Every Saturday I volunteer my services to our local abuse shelter. Just because a woman is down doesn’t mean she doesn’t deserve a pampering. So, now we get to my need for money. I need this money to build a small garden cottage in my yard & make it my nail house. It would free up space in my home and, I could stop working my other 2 jobs and, focus on my dream I’ve worked so hard to achieve. I have every intention of continuing to volunteer my services at the abuse shelter! As a matter of fact, its the driving force behind my need! I just want to help those women regain some semblance of their lives before the abuse. With me having a private area for clients, I can accept more clients, add on more services to my list which, in turn would make more money that I could use to help those women and, myself.
Hello my name is Keisha and I am a single mother of a beautiful 7 year old girl. I love my daughter more than life itself and in her eyes I am the best mother in the world. During the day I try my best to hide my pain, sadness, anger and depression from my daughter but at night I lay down and cry myself to sleep because I know that I am not where I want to be in life. I go to school fulltime, I work fulltime and I am a mother fulltime so life is beating me down badly.
I am in school fulltime working on my bachelor’s degree in Human Resource Management. Thank God this is my last year! Next summer I will be a Human Resource Graduate and I am so proud of myself, but in reality I am still a year away. I just started working fulltime for my local school district in their Human Resource department. I love my job but I do not make a lot because I am only the secretary of HR. This job is a great start for my career goal, but I still have a ways to go before I start making decent money and living comfortably.
My daughter is the only reason I am pushing myself to even attend school. I want to give her a great life but I have to pay rent, car insurance, heat, electric, phone, and our personal needs. I also have credit card debt, hospital bills and other bills on my credit. Between trying to work, go to school, pay off my debt, current bills, and paying for my daughter I am slowly going into depression because I cannot afford it all. It hurts my heart when my daughter asks me can we go certain places or can she have certain toys but I cannot afford it so I have to lie and tell her maybe for Christmas or on her birthday.
I am not using this website to ask for a lending hand, once I get on my feet I plan on giving back to those in need like I am now. Before I had my daughter and moved out of my parent’s house, I would always volunteer and donate to charities. As of now, I am not financially stable enough to donate anything. But I promise to help others in need once I get back on my feet. Anything that you can give will help. Please & thank you. God Bless!
Been dealing with things since January from being kicked out, getting in a car wreck, miscarriage, divorce and having to get a protection order against my husband. I’ve done everything I can for my 20month old son but I got behind with rent, and payments on my car and trying to fix it, no matter how much I work I’m so behind I can’t get ahead with anything. I pay my lawyer weekly and still have bills on top of that. Before the incident happened with my husband we were trying to have another baby, id never think that I’d have to think about having a baby with my own husband, or being worried about if he’d change and become aggressive or that I’d do it on my own and once he changed which was after the miscarriage in February , well I had to do everything on my own and still not sure if I am pregnant because it’s been to soon. My husband had left me for other women and started not making my son a priority and being really disrespectful towards me by claiming my tax money, repoing my car, putting girls in my face, not wanting to pay me a cent for my son, long story short he had asked for to see my son one day and I said he could see him for a little, he ended up driving off with me and my son in the car and tried throwing me out and also tried dragging me with my arm rolled up in the window with me outside of it and since then been fighting for custody and to finish the divorce. I’m only 20. Since January, Not as close to my family, been home less a few times but was blessed to find a cheap enough apartment , behind on bills, have no car, asked for rides or walk, I go to church every Sunday but praying can only do so much. I’ve even thought of dismissing everything to get that money my lawyer hasn’t used to help me, because I’ve felt like I have no other choice. I feel like I get more and more behind and no matter what a child is another blessing but I’m no where near stable enough to have another on my own. Not only that I feel like I’m drowning in things because it’s always one thing after another. This is my last option I feel like. Hoping to get something to get back on my feet and to get somewhat financially stable.
Honestly the last place I’d thought to go.. But since my disorder won’t allow me to ACTUALLY work and I’m still on wait for eligibility for disability, here I am… Begging for a couple bucks. I’m hoping to just pursue a career in music since I’m told I have the talent. My problem is the connects.. So I’m gonna go independent as a singing and songwriting producer. The money would better help going to getting equipment, extra food for my boy and bettering my image, and I’m NOT talking plastic surgery. I’ve outgrown a lot of my clothes since I recently had my boy so not only do my clothes no longer fit but they’re also outta season for late summertime.. A funny outcome for a 20 year old huh..
I’m not asking for your whole wallet not even a whole $20.. Even a dollar per donation would go a long way for me. I steadily collect coins at home so there’s that.. As contradicting as it sounds family is already busy trying to live their life and me constantly asking doesn’t help them advance in their own lives, as they’re blessed to work hard. If it weren’t for my disorder believe me, I’d be working my butt off right now. It depresses me knowing I can’t get my own money.. But knowing my family believes in my talent gives me the motivation to keep working at my music.
https://www.paypal.me/JuxPureEnergy -even a dollar will help.. It’s a step closer to helping me achieve my dream career in music.
I am desperately needing help. I am a single mom 27, 28 on Aug 20. I have been in 3 bad relationships. The past one was a whirlwind engagement with my bets friend of years. He called off the wedding 2 weeks before the day. I was stuck with the venue balance. We paid her $1100 of the $2000 balance. She received money for a wedding that didn’t happen, no money out of her pocket. We informed her 2 weeks ahead of time they my fiancée would be in so we set up an appt to sign contracts. We showed up, handed her our $500 deposit and she said she forgot to bring the contract. Fast forward to her waiting for my fiancée to return to Texas then she brought the contract leaving me, solely reliable.
I spoke with her a few months ago, after I was institutionalized for trying to hang mysell, told her I knew I was responsible I just needed time to get back on my feet. I lost my two step kids who I loved more than my life, my best friend, he took my car and left me with nothing knowing I had no credit to get another one, he left me with no money and all the wedding decor, dress and rings I already spent money on. He screwed me ocer. Two months later, I get served. She is suing me over $900 that she was not out of pocket for, she personally knew me so she was aware of how heartbroken I was. I opened a new company after losing my job for that and spent my entire life savings, which I also told her. I am a single mom who receives no child support and no government assistance. I pay my taxes. She is taking advantage of a girl who has nothing. I don’t even have gas for hot water currently because I can’t afford the $150 to turn it back on. That woman is heartless and i so badly want to close that chapter. I want to start over and have a successful career. I am talented and beautiful and I deserve more than all the crap life has given me. I am thankful for my son but he deserves a better life, too. I’d love to share more of my messed up sad life if anyone is interested. Thank you and God Bless you for reading this. I just want a better life, debt free.
To whom it may concern,
Just a couple months ago, Mandi Whitaker was recognized for saving the life of a woman who was trapped inside a burning vehicle. Since then, she has received numerous counts of praise from friends, family and strangers alike for her brave and selfless actions. She received the 2018 Union Leader Hero Award, as well as a nomination for the Carnegie Medal from the Carnegie Hero Fund Commission. She also received a letter from New Hampshire state congresswoman Ann McLane Kuster, telling her that if she needed anything to please reach out. Ms. Whitaker works hard for her and her kids and still puts everyone else above herself, so receiving these kind acknowledgements has been truly heartwarming for her.
Although help has been offered, Ms. Whitaker is not the type of person to ask for handouts. If she needs help, it’s because she has exhausted all other possible options. Her and her family are currently facing a serious challenge in her current housing situation. She is being forced to vacate her residence, with 2 kids and a service animal, from no fault of her own. It is at the point where she has now run out of options. Although the letter for the Hero Award said to reach out for absolutely anything, Ms. Whitaker has been holding off, true to her nature to being self-sufficient, determined to find a place for her and her children no matter how difficult the road gets. So, I’m asking for her, so that the word will get out.
Please don’t let your New Hampshire Hero go homeless after only months of saving someone else’s life at the risk of her own… it wouldn’t be right. Mandi Whitaker will remember Vickie Howell’s name for the rest of her life, who will remember hers?
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I am a 29 year old mommy of 4 who has struggled her whole life I have never been one to ask for help from anyone but at this time I don’t have any other option. My mother who was my full time babysitter went to sleep one night and didn’t wake up she was rushed to the emergency room and put in life support which resulted in brain damage and was permanently placed into a nursing home . I lost my job I lost everything I have and I was being sued from the nursing home because the haven’t received money for her stay there which should of been paid for with her social security money . With me being her only child and only family I was the only person they could go after for the collection of that money . I paid off her debt her bills and everything else that she left behind which resulted in me loosing everything we have . I have been searching so hard for help through the state for Any sort of help I could get and also all forms of ways to make an income to get myself and my children back on track in life with no luck I have no family to help with my children right now so I can go back to work so for the time being I need help and I need it ASAP . My babies depend on me and right now I feel like I am letting them down in every way possible . I have worked here and there to bring in a income through baby sitting cleaning homes Etc. my love for has slowly fallen apart as I had saved up a bunch of money and someone I trusted with my life stole every last dime . My bills are all shut off notices I had to take a loan out on my car to try and pay on some of them but now my car could be taken at any moment because I struggle to make the payment back on my loan. I have prayed I have cried I have come so close to just giving up but I wake up and see my babies and I know I have to fight harder for them and our lives. Please to anyone out there help my family get through this struggle and pain I would never be able to personally thank you but with every breath in my body I would appreciate ever last bit of help I could receive .
I and my husband have been married for 8.5 years and he recently moved out June 12 2018 and was suppose to try marriage counseling and said it is all my fault that is the reason why he wants a divorce which isn’t true it takes two to make a marriage work and we tried one counseling session and that’s all he would do he said he said all he had to say that day and all in all it was so pretty mean and hateful things my son isn’t his biological father and he threatens me w that to tell him all the time because his bio signed his rights away when he was 2 years of age and he has always treated him differently than our daughter that we have together and it bothers my son why he is treated so differently but I try to treat them the same because both of them are my babies always will be but I want to get this divorce done and over with so my children and I can move on with our life’s and find true happiness and not w the toxic person I married yes I was in love and love blinded me to the true person he really is so if there is anyway you can help it would be much appreciated, I am trying to get $4000 to get my divorce done and over with.
I’m not a person to ask anyone for anything, I can’t stand to owe money to anyone, I’ve come to my very end in resources and don’t know what to do. I’ve helped and love to help, but helping others got me where I am now, I’m not regretful because there’s a purpose in life for everything, but my luck has only gotten worse by the days, months and years. I’m a Virginia resident at the moment. I come from New York with a beautiful home and a good paying job. I worked and saved my dollars, especially for a rainy day,as things went down hill by damages, envy and jealousy by others that tried to their ultimate to take all I had, they got their will and over powered me and my three young girls. All I have at the moment and what has kept me alive. I was forced out of my home by and ex boyfriend that gave me everything at one point even bought me a house then decided after 11 years wanted a new life without warning and threw us out like dirt. I went to a shelter for a while but it was no place to have my babies…. with my saving I tried looking for a home I could rent but it was to much for my budget with a car payment that I recently had I couldn’t afford it. Moving out the state was my only solution. I tried moving to Florida and everything was going well and gave my deposit down and was ready to move in when I’m 2017 the disaster of the hurricane came and flooded the whole manatee county and a week before moving there I lost the house my deposit and my beliefs, because what would I do now? As everyone evacuated to Georgia I was stuck again house to house no food of clothing, diapers or milk, some charities helped and some were only for a one time every six months. As I put my thoughts together I ended up in Virginia I found a place finally to find out it was drug infested along with cigarettes smells and rats and roaches, but I managed to keep it sanitary for my girls. Tried applying on indeed and zip recruiter for over 300 Jobs, and only one has reached out which was only commission no salary, after a month only 200.00 was earned! As my savings running out I decided to sell anything in my possession that was valuable to pay my car food and whatever else we needed to survive… lost my furniture clothing and everything I ever had because but as long as we had Health I was hopeful and prayers also have kept me and mine going, now about to get evicted in 2 months my light which is over $1,000 is about to get cut off and my only source of getting around is my leased car and with that I’m backed up 3 months now, not knowing if I’ll get my car anyday reprocessed, I’m so scared. I’m still applying for work and hoping something will fall through, I feel embarrassed and ashamed to ask for any help, but if someone can kindly give us a helping hand I will gladly be appreciated and would reimburse back anything given… to much has happened that it would probably look like a sad story but my story it really has been sad but no sad story will last forever, just trying to do my best for myself and my girls… thank you in advance for any help given. God bless and God as my witness I’m not begging to get over on any taxpayers or anyone. Thanks again ♥️
My name is Andrew and I suffered horrible childhood sexual abuse for many years. I developed debilitating depression and horrible anxiety attacks. I was prescribed an adult dose of Xanax at age 11. I also started drinking alcohol around the same time to fall asleep. Alcohol and Xanax led me to Oxycontin which eventually turned into a full blown heroin addiction. I become homeless after My friends and family (who were not aware of the abuse I suffered)gave up on me.
I would be dead today had it not been for an angel who refused to give up on me. Her name is Karen Townsend and out of the kindness of her heart decided to help me. The first thing she did was take me to a detox and then get me into a rehab. While at the rehab she wrote me a letter everyday with encouraging words telling me that someone believed in me. She visited me twice a week, bringing me clothes and anything else I needed. She brought me a bracelet to remind me that I was special and loved. Her kindness and love was the motivation I needed to beat my addiction. Because of her I am clean and sober today and have devoted my life to helping others who have suffered like me.
Karen did all this out of the kindness of her heart! She has also helped numerous people like veterans, not to mention all of the animals from shelters she has helped. The world is truly a better place because of her! But now she is the one who needs help!
Her husband cheated on her and left. Before he left he took all her money and maxed out her credit cards. He also was hiding the fact that he wasn’t paying their mortgage and she is going to be evicted from her home. She has two young boys to provide for as well as two dogs, two cats and two turtles.
If there is anyone who deserves a break in life it is this woman! I am not sure if anyone reading this will help but I am sure that if you were the ones who needed help and Karen could she would help you.
Thank you from the bottom of my heart
Hello and thanks for taking a look at this! Although its cliché, Im gonna start this out by saying Im a single mom of 3 great kids just trying to make it out here. I work a full-time job at a hospital and also work in my spare time as a food delivery driver and still have a tough time making ends meet. With that and a little occassional help from friends we manage to get by.
Here’s what THIS is all about. My daughter (9 yrs old) is a very talented softball player! She plays on a very good and competive team that has throughout this spring and summer qualified to play in the Future Stars of Sports World Series in Johnson City, TN this coming week! We are extremely excited and Im beyond proud of her for earning this experience!
The only issue…is of course….Money. Or the lack there of should I say. I have been working my butt off and still only have about half of what we need to make the trip. Im a hustler, and have done everything I can just to be able to save what we have thus far. We are set to leave this Wednesday, July 18 & return the following Sunday. I also have 2 sons who are going for obvious reasons. Im not trying to be extragavant by any means. We are staying at a mid level hotel that we got with the team at a group rate that also offers free breakfast. But additional costs such as gas to make the 5 hour drive and other meals for us plus entry fees for myself and my sons into the tournament are not yet covered. It would also be nice to be able to buy my daughter a shirt or something of a souvenir from this amazing experience.
Im a humble person and have humbled myself to create this post. I just want to do this for my kids sooooo bad! We havent been on a trip or vacation since before I split with their “father” almost 5 yrs ago.
Any amount would be appreciated and put to good use! My daughter has alot of heart and it shows in her playing. She has won several individual awards for her performance and countless accolades and awards as a part of this excellent team. The World Series is a once in a lifetime opportunity for my girl. I cant afford private lessons and year around playing for her like many of the other girls she competes with but you wouldn’t realize it because her natural talent makes her stand apart. She is very talented and deserving of this opportunity and quite frankly my boys are deserving of this trip as well. I want so badly to be able to take them without worrying so much about the finances. You can donate directly to my paypal account that ill post below.
If you find it in your heart to help us, please know it WILL be paid forward. Thanks for your time.
A hard-working, loving Momma
I am a 42yr old single mother. I have raise 4 children by myself for the last 22 years. My oldest 3 are now grown and on their own, only my youngest is still at home. He’s 12 years old, he’s still my baby always will be and just the absolute love of my life. I have never really had financial problems before. I have worked all my life sometimes 2 and 3 jobs at once but my children always had what they needed. In the last 12 months my entire life has changed drastically due to illness. Which is something I never dealt with before. I have always been healthy almost never even caught a sniffle. Last year though I was diagnosed with ovarian cancer at the age of 41. I was extremely fortunate however and after a few months of radiation and medication my body was cancer free. I had continued working through out the entire process though. My doctor wants to wrap it up completely with surgery to remove my ovaries, uterus, etc… basically a complete hysterectomy. To which I told him I could not possibly do at the moment because I couldn’t be out of work that long. So he made a deal with me that if i checked in every 2 weeks or so and was cancer free fine, but the second he saw any sign of it i would go in that day for surgery. I agreed.
Everything was going fine for about a month or so then i started feeling like I had pulled my groin somehow and it just keep getting worse and worse. Untill one night I woke up screaming unable to even move . I called 911 and had to be carried out in a sling and taken to the ER.
So to make a long story short 5 trips to the ER in less than 2 weeks and the 5th time they figured out I had a severe infection in my hip that had gone septic. And I was taken in for emergency surgery. When I came out of surgery the doctor told me if I had waited any longer I would have lost my entire leg below the hip. Then he informed me that I had MRSA. So 5 days later I was released from the hospital with a pick line in my arm, which is basically an IV that runs from my arm down into my thigh. And this is going to stay in my arm for almost 2 months because everyday i need a transfusion at the hospital.
So here I am today, barely able to walk without a cane, in constant pain every day. Unable to work. Unable to pay my bills. And now I find out I might be losing my leg regardless. Today was the worst though. Today I received my eviction notice and I have only 5 days to be out of here. So now unable to walk I have to pack up my entire house and get everything out by Mon or the sheriffs lock me out. Ok, deep breath. I just said ok Fine I will figure something out. Then my Dr called and said he wanted me back in the hospital immediately and that I would be there for awhile. I have no family and very few friends here. I have no place to go no place to put my stuff no place for my son or my dog. And I’m not even sure how long my hospital stay will be.
So that’s my story in a nut shell. I am now for the first time in my entire life unable to take care of myself or my child. I have lost my home I’m fighting for my leg and my life. I am unable to work at the moment. I need help, period I don’t know what else to say. I need a miracle, an angel of mercy, something. I have never been so scared or lost in all my life. I don’t have any idea how to navigate this situation because I have never gone through anything like this before. I really don’t even know how to ask someone to help me I’m sorry if any of this has come off awkward or weird ive never done this before and I feel like a loser asking total strangers for help. My pride is taking a huge blow and it really bothers me. I don’t like feeling like I’m taking handouts. I have always worked for everything i ever had. But if somebody out there can see it in their heart to show me a little mercy, or charity right now I am more than happy to repay you any way i can once i get through this.
So I guess basically I am asking someone to help me start from scratch. I need a home for my son and I. Somewhere I can recover and not have to worry about my bills or an eviction. And somewhere I can be safe in case they do take my leg so I can learn to walk with a prosthetic. Wow, reading that back I feel like this is too much to ask from anyone much less total strangers. But this is my last and only hope right now. So I am saying prayers and keeping my fingers crossed. Thank You for reading my story and thank you even more if you are able to help me in any way at all.
Recently, my mum split up with her abusive fiance, and she decided that we’d rent a cute 2 bedroom apartment. At first, I loved it. When we first moved in, plenty of family members helped with groceries, bills, etc. to help my mum get back on her feet, but recently she’s been insisting on doing things on her own; i’m proud of her for wanting to take charge of her new life, but things have slowly been falling apart and she refuses to recognize it.
She’s struggling to pay bills on time, we barely have enough to buy proper groceries, so we usually buy some fruits & veggies from the farmers market, and some soup & noodles from the dollar store. My younger sister (10, I’m 15) and i have been doing okay, but my mum isn’t doing well physically, mentally or financially. She works overtime almost ever shift she gets, comes home and cooks dinner, then sleeps for the rest of the day because of how exhausted she is. (She works in a home, dealing with the more violent folks with dementia.. feeding them, transporting them, cleaning them, etc.).
It’s been a long time since I’ve seen her get a proper nights sleep, and her stress levels are through the roof. She insists she has it under control, and still won’t accept any money from the family, despite how often they come to her to warn her that she’s going under. I feel like we’re running out of options, and i’m worried for her. Any donations, no matter how big or small would be greatly appreciated
So where to begin. I’m 20 years old I’m a LPN I went to school for it while I was in high school. I’ve worked in the field for 2 years now. I have two young children who I am raising by myself with no help from family or friends. My mom passed away two months ago in a motorcycle accident and my dad passed 2 years ago from a heart attack. My mom was the only one who helped me with my children. Me and my kids dad split up 6 months ago. I’m struggling to keep up a lifestyle that was meant for two people. My rent is outrageous but I can’t find anything cheaper. I was forced into a bad car loan because I don’t have any credit because of my age and no one to co sign me I have an outrageous interest loan so for a 2011 Buick I pay $400 a month. My electrics always sky high of course. The list goes on. I don’t live a lavish life and I’m conservative with my money, but I’ve fallen behind tremendously and I can’t get out of this whole I’m behind on my rent because of childcare. I’m behind on my car payment. I barely have gas to get to work or money to put food on the table. The car dealership sold me a terrible car that the A/C stopped working the day after I got it which was estimated to cost me $1200. I have two kids and live in FL! It’s hot! My allignments bad and I didn’t know it so it shredded up the inside of my front two tires. I’m not asking for a lot anything helps I’m just trying to break even and not lose everything I worked hard for. https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/michaela123486
First and foremost I want to thank you for even clicking on my link and considering donating to us. I am a single mom who is a college student just trying to support myself and my 9 month old son. I do work part-time and I go to school full-time, all while being a full-time mommy. It is no easy feat and right now it feels like I am drowning with no savior coming my way.
I am a little embarrassed to even be doing this and to be here but I have put my faith in the man above to help me and this is the direction he pointed me in.
My current situation is this–
I do work but only part-time because I am unable to afford daycare on my own since I am the sole provider for my son. I have my certification in Medical Coding & Billing and have been eagerly waiting to apply for jobs in this field however my college will not send me my certificate until I have finished paying off my tuition. I currently still owe $603.00. On top of this, I pay $1000 a month for rent along with typical utilities and other bills.
How did I get here?
I lived with my in-laws in California, far away from all my family on the east coast. After almost a year of emotional and mental abuse living in a toxic environment I decided I needed to do what was best for my son and I, so I relocated to SC. I am trying to start fresh and create a healthy, stable life for my son and I. I feel that I have done it all right- I stayed in school and have never given up, but right now I am drowning in debt and am just looking for a life-jacket.
I am fully prepared to take on a full-time job so that I may provide for my son. My ultimate goal is to raise enough money to pay off my tuition to receive my certificate, enroll my son in daycare, and make my rent this month.
I appreciate anything and everything you have to offer, even if it’s just kind words. I believe in my faith and I know that everything will eventually be okay.
Hello, I am a 16-year-old mother to a 1-year-old daughter. I will be 17 on Nov 12. I had her and her sister on July 5th of 2017. Her twin passed away in the womb on July 3rd of 2017 which caused me to have her and her sister 2 months early. For the past year, I’ve been looking for a job. I’ve applied for 40+ jobs and they’ve all told me that my skills are impressive but they’re going to seek other applicants. My daughter’s father hasn’t done anything to get a job and he just turned 19 as of June 23rd. Also, my parents want me to finish school first then get a job. I’m graduating a whole semester early as of December 2018. I just really need help to get by and I don’t want to have to ask my parents to help me with my baby. They already have to provide for my little brother who is 1 turning 2 on Nov 10th. My main goals are to finish high school, start a photography business so that I can actually provide for my daughter, go to college and get a Master’s or Bachelor’s degree in Nursing. By my daughter being in the NICU for a month really inspired me on becoming a nurse. The nurses at the hospital taught me a lot and they told me that I will be an amazing nurse. I really need help so that I can give my daughter the best life I can possibly give her. My PayPal is: paypal.me/Itsliyahhxx
Thank you so much
Hello, this isn’t somewhere I ever expected I’d be, but here I am. I’m not ashamed but I am scared. I Just can’t seem to get my self out of this debt spiral. Every time I turn around it’s another bill. I work but it all goes to day care and what bills I can pay after that. I don’t have a car, which makes things harder but i haven’t been able to put any money away. My rent is past due by a month as well as a couple utility bills. I’m on the verge of losing my home If I can’t get this all taken Care of I fear I may lose my daughter. I need to be able to take care of her, which means keeping a roof over her head and being able to provide proper care. I’m asking for $3500 I would use this to take care of my rent and uitlty bills, also to put towards a vehicle which would provide me with much more work opportunities. If for some reason you decide to help me I want to thank you now. I know it could be anyone behind this computer but for what it’s worth if I can get my self out of this hole I promise to pay it forward.
Hello my name is Michelle and I am a single mother to 13-year-old my problems started three years ago. My mother was an alcoholic my whole life but became ill and was in the hospital for three months before passing then my brother retired from the service and his PTSD was out of control and he came and was living with me after I found his house in a complete disaster and he was living in a motel because he thought people were trying to kill him. He came to live with me for almost a year he was self mutilating using drugs everything it was a nightmare. I was trying to help him and be there for my child and work a full time job. But I finally figured out that I cannot help him. I had been on two fmla due to this but the day after my brother left the state my job let me go. I was already on the verge of a break down. My mind wasn’t right I became depressed and my child had to be put on mess because of all this. I couldn’t deal with people yet and still can’t, I started working for a cleaning service but was only making $8.00 compared to my last job of $17.00. I had to let my car go and everything was still not working out I then had my daughters other grandma that became ill and have been taking care of her when she’s not in the hospital. She had a 22 lb tumor removed that had been growing for ever it was compressing all her organs. Then heart surgery and then kidney failure and now she went septic and had to have some of her colon removed and then she might have to have another surgery due to white blood count being to high. My whole life has been broken, but still always trying to stay positive. I have went out on my own cleaning houses but I am to far gone for me to fix. I am two months behind on rent, cut off notices for water and electric and my gas was shut off three months ago. But my child needed clothes and I needed gas and cat food and just basic Necessities. I have three of my own cats and school clothes needed before long and then of course we’re about to be homeless. We can’t live in the old car I bought the air conditioner broke two days ago, I don’t know how many pictures though let me post the ones of my brother and what I had to deal with on a daily basis are very graphicI put in for section 8 but I know it’s not a immediate fix . I kept thinking I could do this on my own I don’t like asking for help but I’m at the point where I’m starting to give up on life or thinking that anything is going to change and I need help not for just me but for my child I have worked my whole life and never been this low . I have no family to help. I don’t know how many pictures they will let me post the ones of my brother are very graphic and I apologize but that was my life for a year every single day . Thanks for any help.
My name is Karen (36 years) and i am a single mother of 2. My main issue at the moment not be able to pay my bills and most important my rent. When 3 months behind they can make me homeless. I lost both of my parents in 2010 and 2014 so that save haven feeling ive lost. Most people i know taking for granted they have both parents becoming old age.
My little family is my world and i got us through alot the last couple of hard years but this time i can barely hold my head above water.
The harder i try the worse thingt get it seem. Every one has their own troubles in life thats why i alway helped others because ive seen alot all my life. Me helping others i do so easy and with all my heart without expecting anything in return. The most difficult thing for me is ask for help because im better at giving then receiving.
In 2010 i lost my mother to cancer, my divorce 2011 that unexpected turned in to a divorce fight till 2015, My sisters and me took care of our dad when he got lung and bone cancer because he broken his bones in leg. He was in agony pain for a long time and 24/7 in bed at home.
I had a burn out for awile already but my work didnt wanne see it and because of that ive fallen-out longterm of work.
Ive lost my job last year but court ruling was falsely dismissed and last month got a letter that they stil going to fire me again. I can never win this fight against my employer “the goverment”.
Im in bigtime financiel crisis/poverty …. I hope some people thing we worthy, please help in any way you can
Bless you all,
So I’ve been a single mother of 1 for almost 2 years now. I had to leave a toxic relationship with my child’s father due to his addictions and reckless behaviour. We were having money troubles and couldn’t pay rent or other bills. We almost got evicted a couple times but managed to make arrangements with the landlord. He didn’t care and went out for weeks without a word and spent all the rent money gambling and drinking. I had enough and finally left him and left town with my son. He paid child support for awhile until he stopped paying and finally quit and went into hiding when I mentioned going to court. I haven’t heard from him since. But the debt is catching up to me now. Because everything was under my name and he had no bank he used (he didn’t cash his cheques at banks) the creditors are after me and I have to pay everything. I don’t know how to fix this but I have started a savings account but I am only on assistance and only managed to save $10 so far. I just want to fix my credit and get all my bills paid off so I cant start saving properly. I want to be able to do activities with my son. I don’t want to worry about these debts kicking me hard or being stressed out about it. I just don’t want to be worried and just want to clear my name. I didn’t want to come here but it’s my last resort. If you took the time to read thank you. Any help would be appreciated.
I want to start off by saying I’m a good person. I am normally the one helping out other’s, even when living paycheck to paycheck and I have proof of all the following. I have found myself in a bad situation. I was with a man and became pregnant only to find out he was living a double life with his wife and 2 other kids. He has since told me he doesn’t want to be involved and then disappeared. I found myself a job I could work from home taking catering orders and saved up money. I was DAYS before moving into my own place (I’m staying with my mom, bless her heart) before I was told I was laid off with no warning, no severance package, nothing. The apartments kept my deposit and I am hitting wall after wall now. Please help me. I’m not lazy or entitled. I am looking for someone to invest in me and my daughter and our future. $35,000 (or anything honestly) would turn my life around completely. I could get into my own place, pay off debt and help with child care costs so that I can work on building a stable life for my sweet girl. I am driven, I just need someone to take a chance on me. The money you give will one day be paid back to you, or paid forward. Thank you so much for your time.
hi my name is michelle, I have tried very hard for years to keep my children and I afloat I have worked but it never lasts as I have a special needs child who sadly is in broken and sticky taped up glasses as I cannot afford new ones, I am struggling to make everyday ends meet our utilities bills are in the thousands and we couldn’t afford to keep our rent up and as a result our house sold and we have no money to rent a new one, we are in dire need of repairs to our family car and have trouble affording the simple things like shoes and school fees, I feel like I am drowning with no life reserve, I struggle daily to help my children and keep a smile on everyones face but the truth is im breaking inside and I am now terrified as to what will happen to me and my children without help, we sadly do not have family or anyone who can help us in our most desperate time of need …I am please begging anyone who may be able to help us get back on our feet so I can try to be the best mum I can to my children and even get to be able to take them somewhere nice for an outing one day as even this is rare for us, please we are begging please help us xoxoxoxox
I don’t like to tell my story because I never wanted a hand out, until now. Its been 20yrs and I’m tired. Optimism and hope are fading fast and I’m surprised that I even lasted this long. Rock bottom is pulling me further down and I’m not strong enough anymore to hold on. I’m not suicidal, maybe only because of my faith in God, but I’m ok with that.. I’m just scared, depressed, overwhelmed and stressed. I feel hopeless. I don’t deserve any of it. I’m an extremely gullible person. I’m very empathetic and my heart is bigger than my brain apparently. I sacrifice for others because I want to. The only thing I ask for in return is gratitude and the same level of empathy. (Reaping and sowing). I thought that good deeds came back tenfold? Not for me. However, karma sure stabs me when I’m wrong. I’m going to be brief and tell my story without detail. For the first time ever, I’m not ok.. but I have to be..because it’s about my kids. They need me to stay strong but I need help. Its wearing me down. Summed up:
I’m a 39 year old single mother of 3. I have a daughter and 2 sons. I dropped out of school at 16 to raise my daughter. I moved in with her father. Shortly after that he turned into a monster. He was diagnosed as a narcissistic sociopath after an evaluation. He refused to medicate because he’s happy with himself. Anyway, I worked 40+ hours a week because he refused. I barely saw my daughter. I was beaten up badly if I didn’t comply with his demands (even often when I did comply). I tried to leave numerous times but kept getting kidnapped and forced back. Abused, raped, taken hostage, no escape. I was helpless and terrified. Everyone thought I was just warped under his spell and staying with him willingly. I tried to leave numerous times but the punishment kept getting worse so I became his slave out of fear. I got pregnant again (from rape). 2 yrs later he almost killed me with my own car (that I wasn’t allowed to drive.) I went to a shelter with the kids. I was never asked to press charges against him. I was too scared to anyway. They let him out THE NEXT DAY. I uprooted our lives and stayed at the shelter for a few more months. I went back home eventually with a restraining order that he dismissed. Long story short.. by the grace of God, I overcame my fear when he started to mentally abuse my daughter because he has no respect for women and said she needs to learn her place. I fought back for her sake and eventually he left me alone. It wasn’t easy. I had help from a childhood friend. We fell in love and I had my third son. We were both harrassed frequently but the first was scared of the second (because he’s a man) and progressively it got better. The 2 older kids finally started to see through the lies (he told them every lie he could think of to blame me and that he never abused me). When they actually witnessed his abuse they refused to talk to him and I finally had the police on my side. (I was bleeding and he cursed me in front of the kids for hurting his hand with my teeth when he punched) He stayed away for awhile but that’s not the end. I never received child support from him because I was scared to apply.. and when I finally did, it was denied due to the countless times of abuse. (I never heard of that and he told me that he had connections with DFS and was exempt by pulling strings). Either way I was ok with it because I just wanted to be left alone.
Eventually, his constant harrasment gave the second guy Post traumatic stress disorder and he started drinking heavily because he was tired of constantly looking over his shoulder. Eventually he drank away his sanity and I was left to suffer AGAIN. This time though I was tough enough to fight back the FIRST TIME. He choked me almost to death because he was blackout drunk and acting demonic and I told him to leave but he refused. Anyway I pressed charges after studying the system and he was in prison for 3 years. (Like the first one SHOULD have been). When he got out I allowed him to see his son on weekends but only because he lived with his mom and he quit drinking and was in AA). However he went to prison again when he relapsed at his mom’s house. He held a knife to my son’s throat for no reason and he didn’t tell anyone at first. Things got worse when my son asked his grandma to bring him home. Drunk dad wasn’t happy about it and grew violent. his mom’s boyfriend restraint him and the cops came. My son came home and told my older son what actually happened.(nobody knew at first) then my daughter showed me something disturbing. He had sent her a picture of his private part shortly before the incident and she had just gotten around to opening the message. I reported both and extra time was added. Initially, it was just a probation violation until the things that he’d done that day we’re brought out. Anyway, to sum up:
The kids are now 22, 18 and 12. I have 2 grandchildren also. The 2 oldest are still tormented by their dad. He calls DFS on my daughter (for no reason except for the fact that he’s a horrible rascist bigot and her kids are bi-racial). Anyway, I finally met a wonderful man. We’re engaged now and he absolutely will not allow anyone to hurt me. They stay away. I still don’t receive child support from either. I don’t want the second one to even know I exist and he didn’t show up for court and hasn’t made effort to see his son at all. Thank God.
However, last year my fiance died of cardiac arrest and was brought back a few minutes later. He was hospitalized for a few weeks. He’s better but still unable to work as a mechanic bc he only has 30% heart function. He was DENIED FOR DISABILITY recently. My bad luck screwed up the only stability I’ve ever had in my life. He’s still determined to be approved and he’s trying to get back to work despite his condition. He is stubborn and said he would die happy if he could make money for us. I won’t let him work because I refuse to lose the best thing that ever happened to me. The doctor said that he’s very fragile and doesn’t want him to even vacuum the rug, let alone work on cars. I landed an excellent job and we were getting by for a long time.. UNTIL I tried to buy a house and was denied for a loan. I had fixed my bad credit years ago when I found out that the first guy opened up a few lines of credit in my name! I was unable to prove theft on the credit card because both of our names were on it but he cleaned out the account and wasn’t working. I was left with the bill. Paid it off and made a vow to not use credit unless absolutely necessary.
To my surprise, well I’m not really surprised. ..but I researched my credit and found a considerable amount of accounts opened AGAIN.. this time it was BOTH of them! I wasn’t able at first to dispute them but I hired a lawyer and had some removed. My credit sucks now, my rent is high, we can’t get the house that was supposed to lower the bills. (Rent is considerably higher than a mortgage). I’m once again not doing well. I was given the best thing that I deserve and again I am suffering. Not only do I owe the lawyer, but I’m in horrible debt and have horrible credit. I owe a lot on everything. I’m a month behind on rent, about to have my electric shut off, already had the gas shut off. I owe for water/trash/sewer. I owe the IRS for last year’s taxes that I haven’t been able to pay in full. I need my car for work, my job is dependent on the car. I’m an independent contractor shopper/driver and the car has a lot of issues and without it I can’t bring money in. The company I contract from is REALLY messing with my pay also. I won’t mention the company but I’m definitely not the only one who is horribly affected. Other jobs do not pay near enough and even though our pay was severly cut it’s still the best money I’ve ever made. Plus, without college my options are small. My car insurance is behind and my cell phone is on the brink of shutoff. I wasn’t approved for food stamps because my income is $7 too high. I’m falling further and further behind and only able to pay the mininum on everything to avoid shut off. I have been working 60 or more hours a week but the company expanded and my incoming orders are a lot smaller and more competitive. I’m so tired and stressed and now my job performance is suffering. I’m worn out. I can’t keep being strong. My oldest 2 kids are working and living on their own barely getting by and I can no longer help them because I need help. My youngest son is only 12 and needs shoes and clothes. I can barely even feed him. We don’t have luxury. No cable TV, no home internet, not even Netflix or Hulu subscriptions. We have one cell phone that has the bare minimum and under $40 a month. We have always learned to be happy with the bare minimum and only essentials. There’s never been any bills to cut. Now, I can’t even pay the essential bills. My mom is disabled and sick and was supposed to be coming to live with me at my new house because she’s behind on bills and barely capable of doing things for herself. There’s still more but I don’t think I can type anymore. I just released an amazing amount of stress into this letter. I have never really been able to get any of it off my chest before now. I feel a bit relieved but the main issue will not be solved until I get out of this major hole. I am exhausted and almost to the point of begging. Please help me for the sake of the kids and my own sanity. I can’t take anymore. I on the verge of a breakdown and I can’t pay the bill for the mental hospital they throw me into. I’m joking about the last part yet also dead serious. I’m probably behind by a little more than $5,000. ..and now the hospital bill from my boyfriend’s cardiac arrest arrived while I was typing this. Make that total a LOT more. Please help me. I’m a good person despite the things that happened to me. I never deserved it in the first place. Thanks for reading if you got this far. God bless you and if you are unable to help, please pray for me. Thanks 😀
I don’t really know how to start this off. I’m, not the type of person to lie about this kind of thing, but I also understand why anyone that comes to any of these sites would be skeptical and I don’t blame you. I don’t know how to make you “believe” I’m telling the truth, but I guess it doesn’t matter. I guess what I’m trying to say is, I know there are kind people in this world that just want to and like helping people. I’m just trying to reach one of them. I’m not trying to give my whole life story, but I’ll need to give you some context so you understand.
I’m 15 years old, and I’ve been living in the state I live in now for about the past 9 years since we escaped from my abusive dad in New York in 2008. We (my mom and my three brothers and I) were homeless for a while, living with her sister and then her friend and then in a hotel for months, before finally getting our own place in a rundown neighborhood in 2009. Before that, my mom had endured 11 years of physical, emotional and psychological abuse by him, and even before that, around 17 years of physical and psychological abuse by her mom. As you might imagine, this left with a few mental disorders including PTSD, anxiety, depression and bipolar disorder. As you also might imagine, it’s hard to be the child of a parent with the particular disorders. She doesn’t beat us or curse at us, but it’s hard to see your only parent breakdown so much from all of the stress.
Lately, I can’t tell if things are getting worse, or if now I’m just old enough to see what’s going on. In November of 2017, my mom had just gotten a new car because our old one was completely malfunctioning. (It had even caught fire once underneath the car while my mom was on the highway). So, needless to say, we needed a new car. We had to get a small car that my mom was barely able to afford, so much so, that the salesman paid our insurance because my mom was crying because this car had emptied her bank account. That same month, my mom was fired after her job had been harassing her for months prior. She had never done anything wrong and was working two positions at the job, and was believed to be fired because she was black. (There were two other black people there when she left. Now there are none.)
Having four children and being a single parent would be stressful for anyone, let alone someone with multiple disabilities. The icing on the cake? Flies. We’ve had a cluster fly problem in our building for a few years now and we never really made a big deal out of it since they would only show up for a relatively short period of time during the spring and summer and then disappear for the fall and winter. Lately, though, they’ve been more than a nuisance– they are a problem. Last year my mom notified public housing that there was a problem, and they did nothing. This year, the flies are back and it’s worse than ever. Since Friday, I would say we have killed about 300 flies. It’s disgusting and it’s stressful when we can’t even cook or sit in our own kitchen because of this. It’s stressful on my mom when she has to spend money she basically doesn’t have to take us out to eat because of this. And no one seems to care. They’ve been taking their time getting back to us, and making appointments to come to the house to deal with it, and it’s causing my mom to be more agitated all the time because this isn’t the only problem we currently have.
Pretty much all my life, all I’ve ever known is being poor. We’ve never gotten to experience a lot of things due to a shortage of money. Now, I’m not asking for $100,000 to go to Disneyland, but all of us (my mom especially) are tired of living like this. The other day I realized we’ve lived here for almost a decade, and she started crying because this is never how she pictured us to live. She’s been pressuring me to get a job since I’ll be turning 16 in August, but I can’t. It’s not that I’m lazy, and I would obviously love nothing more than to help her out by giving her money, but I also have depression and severe social anxiety disorder. Clearly, these aren’t reasons not to get a job, because I’m sure plenty of people do it, but I have one problem that makes it almost unthinkable for me. I have both hot and cold urticaria, (lucky me) which means that I break out in hives whenever my body temperature drops or increases rapidly. It’s different for everyone, but this is how it is for me. I’ve had this condition since I was a baby, so I’ve had to deal with it all my life.
The reason this is a problem when it comes to my anxiety is that when I get anxious or even feel normal human emotions like embarrassment or nervousness, I heat up and breakout. It sucks and I end up having to leave whatever setting I’m in to deal with it, or try and discreetly scratch at all the itchy red bumps all over my body because of one small interaction. I can’t imagine being at work all day and along with my hands shaking and barely being able to breathe because of how bad my anxiety is, I have to deal with breaking out every time I get embarrassed because I don’t know something or I mess something up.
Anyway, this is way longer than I thought it would be, so I’m sorry for making you read all of this. I just wanted to give adequate reasoning behind why I was asking for any and all help people can give. Thank you for taking time out of your day to look at this, and thank you even more if you decide you want to help. I’m not entirely sure how this whole thing works, but any amount you donate will be greatly appreciated so that we can have a better life and one day eventually more out of here. Your kindness will not go unnoticed by the world. I wish you all the best, and God bless.
I am a single mother to one amazing three year old. At eighteen I was told I couldn’t have kids. At twenty-three, I gave birth to my miracle. The only issue is that it’s been a constant battle. My ex raped and abused me and after threatening to kill my family, he got a lawyer and started this long lie that’s changing all of the time. The justice system hasn’t cared. They’ve gotten evidence that my ex has not been doing things like legally required. My ex even went on the stand and said that he did illegal drugs and left my son to go do those drugs. His mother admitted on the stand that she did drugs illegally, as well. The judge or the court of appeals didn’t care. They refuse to even acknowledge that it happened. I now have to appeal this appeal and pray that justice is actually served. The courts in AZ have not followed the law. They have been quoting it and saying it should be used but then don’t. They keep ignoring evidence–even when my ex supports it in court. I really need help in getting justice for my son. He’s being forced to be around drugs and violence because of the justice system. This isn’t right. My son deserves better. He shouldn’t be forced because I’m being forced. My son should be able to have a good childhood–one without growing up thinking that the legal system won’t ever be there for him. Please help me fund this appeal so that I can insure that my son has the best life.
I am a recently divorced, single mother of two. I would have never imagined I’d be on the internet asking for help from people I don’t know, but here I am. Hoping that someone out there reads my story.
About a year and a half ago, I was sent out of the county for work, without my family. Due to limited communication there, I needed to give power of attorney (general and financial) to my husband at the time. Seven months later I came home to my car repossessed, bills passed due, and my children left with my mother.
My husband had not paid any of my bills, transferred money as he pleased, and managed to use the power of attorney for all the wrong reasons. Somehow I lost the financial battle in court and kept the debt. Any help would be greatly appreciated!
Hi, I am a young single mother with a 7 month old son, JD. While JD has already been enrolled into headstart, I will be starting my first day in college this coming August of 2018. I have already struggled with the labor of being a part-time working student and mom.
And being barely supported by my son’s dad and with my own money going into my bills.
I am here to ask for your help to help me raise money for a new car. With a new car, I’ll be able to do my errands with ease, you see…
I share a car with my family, but sometimes our schedule doesn’t work with each other. And with the car being entirely not mine; I usually find myself riding taxi or shamely asking friends for a lift; Which you may understand isn’t always reliable. Even though taxi’s here may go as cheap as $3, it may rise from $20+ depending on location, the number of passengers, and time of day.
Also, with a new car, I wouldn’t have to worry about it breaking down as much as a 2nd hand car, and this new car will also help me with my first step into moving out of my family home.
Still living with my parents, I understand that many of you can see it as a money saver. Which it surely is, but with the way my family is… It takes an emotional toll on me really.
I and my parents aren’t in good terms (as far as I can remember we never really were), which is also why I find myself relying on others even strangers for a ride or a place to sleep.
Almost on the daily, we would argue. And our arguments can go as far as them kicking me and my son out.
Not only have they harassed and threatened me, but they have also done this to my friends, my bby ddy, and my bby ddy’s family. It has come to the point where I do not bring people over anymore and I always warn new friends to stay far.
I want to give my son a better life and with us living there, I don’t want my son to grow up with the negativity to the point he finds it normal.
We need to leave while his mind is still trying to comprehend things.
And not to worry, my workplace provides housing for their workers and they allow families. And I plan to start our life there. Being there, our expenses will be about the same as me living with my parents especially since laundry, gym, 24/7 air conditioning, power, wifi, bus shuttle from housing to work etc is provided. It’ll be a blessing and a good startup for us.
But my only worry about this is my transportation for my errands. I need be able to go around places without relying on others.
My goal to save up is about $14,000 – $21,000 in donations for a new car.
$0.50 or a $1 ANYTHING really is welcome, every cent counts. Please, help support me and Jd to achieve a better life!
Thank you in advance!
– Steph and bby Josh
Hi everyone and thank you for your consideration.
I’m a 24 year old single mother of a handsome 7 month old boy . When I got pregnant I was going to school for accounting and had every intention of finishing my degree as well as working full time.Unfortunately, the pregnancy left me sick and bed rested. That meant I couldn’t continue my degree and I had to leave work . Once I had my son I planned on continuing as normal but unfortunately I was still sick. I started getting seizures and this immense itching and rash which is still undiagnosed . My son had a kidney disease and a blockage in his intestine. I paid for all of mine and his doctors on credit cards and now with all the added interest and low on money from not working for so long I can’t afford them. I can’t get a loan because my credit cards are maxed out making my score quite low now .I just want to pay off my credit card debt of around $1,000 so I can apply for a student loan and go back to school so I can do better for my son. I’m in a dead end job where I can’t do all I want for him or even pay my bills. I know I have the drive to do better but I just need help from this unexpected medical issue to get back to where I was previously and move forward.
Thank you for reading!
Hi, I am a 22 year-old pregnant with my second child.
The passed couple of months have been pretty rough. When I told my partner I was pregnant with my baby, he left. He wanted nothing to do with us. I’ve been feeling lost.
I used to work at a warehouse. It used to pay my bills, but then I lost my job 2 weeks after finding out I was pregnant. I had been there for 3 years. Immediately after that, I began job-searching everywhere that wasn’t a warehouse because I didn’t want the manual labor affecting my pregnancy. However, because I only have warehouse experience, nobody will hire me due to the lack of experience. I am “under-qualified”.
After losing my job, I also lost my health insurance. I had to visit the ER in March because a was bleeding late at night and had to make sure my baby was okay. The bill was expensive, due to me not having insurance.
I have also been really behind on paying my car due to the lack of money. I have received a repossession notice because I am so behind. I really do not want to lose this car because it is my only means for transportation, and sometimes even shelter, for my children and me. I also haven’t been able to pay for the insurance or registration.
I do not have my own home. I have been living at a friend’s house or in my car since I lost my job. I feel terrible for not being able to provide for my babies. The first-born’s birthday is on July 2nd.
I really want to get through this. Thank you so much for taking the time to read this. Everything and anything helps. Thank you everyone in advance.
I really hoped I wouldn’t be desperate enough to do something like this… but I guess I am.
Here is my story, the short version anyway.
When I was 18 I got into an abusive relationship and ended up pregnant. I was able to get away from the guy, but I left literally everything behind. I left in the dead of night when he was gone for work.
I had to start all over, and I’ve been doing pretty well… Until recently… Because of my relationship with that man, and other things in my past… When my best friend killed herself I went into a downward spiral. I was diagnosed with major depression, anxiety, Irritable bowel syndrome, PTSD, and Borderline Personality Disorder. I am actively working on getting better; I see a therapist every week along with a psychiatrist and a chiropractor and a gastroenterologist. I have physical and mental scars from that man, and I’ve been having a hard time getting back to myself ever since my friend killed herself in November of 2017.
I work full-time at a call center for health insurance, and I also take classes online with Grand Canyon University. I’ve been taking classes since 2015, and I’ve been working at the call center since 2016. School is fine… But the debt I’m accumulating is terrifying. And my job is causing my anxiety and depression to flourish. I’ve been looking for a new job, and even had an interview this week… I think it went well… So hopefully some good news comes from that.
I work full-time, minimum wage, but I can’t afford to live. After paying one or two of my bills I’m broke. I make too much for food stamps, and I’ve applied for disability, but I’m just waiting for that…. Since April…
Basically, any kind of help would be appreciated. I’m not sure how I’m going to get to work next week… I got paid yesterday and I’ve already got $0 in my account…
Please… anything would be appreciated. Thank you.
I’m 26 years old, and have hit a rough patch, but to be fair I’ve been hitting rough patches over the course of the past few years or so. But as with all things life has it’s ups and downs and things have gotten better for a time, but it seems to me that everytime things start looking the most promising is when everything crashes down the fastest and most devasting of ways.
Currently I’ve been put in a position that both has had a devasting impact on me emotionally and mentally but has also created strain in my relationship with my son and family. The worse part of this personal spiral hit its peak last year.
Living with my mother, my son, my two brothers, and my ex boyfriend. Neither of my brothers were employed and my mom isn’t exactly the best when it comes to financial responsibility, and the bills started falling behind. I just recently had gotten a promotion at work and so I was making more money. I worked overnights and also began taking on more shifts and staying late or arriving early to get the extra hours. A few months in my body started showing obvious signs of overload. I worked myself into the er, and still couldn’t maintain household bills and my personal, which included my car. First car I ever put a down payment on, made payments on, and was proud to achieve it. Well fast forward to me meeting with my operations supervisor about a different shift management position, expressing a willingness to travel or transfer if needed, and even explained my situation a bit and how I really couldn’t take a cut in pay or hours but I needed to be able to sleep at night and have time with my son as well. He seemed understanding and said he would check other stores for positions and if he couldn’t find something he would have to transfer me and I would have to step down until a position became available. He immediately put in my demotion and transfer. Within two weeks the GM of my original store, who had been placed in a training store a few months prior, popped in and we began to talk. I explained why I had been transferred and that I was waiting for an open position to go back into my management position. He immediately explained to me that he was training new managers for stores in my region and that he had a feeling the OS stepped me down as punishment for not staying on 3rd, particularly with the store I was placed in. I was an extremely active and organized manager and always took on extra work. My former GM knew all of this, so he said he would talk to my OS, and expressed that he was just as appalled as I was to realize I was lied to about the positions. When I stepped down and transferred, losing my promotion I also loss 60% of my monthly income. The day after that conversation I walked into my previous place of employment, a pizza place in my home town. My old store manager was in and we started talking. I had left on good terms and was missed by everyone on the crew. He explained that he needed an assistant manager, and because he had originally wanted me as his assistant he offered me the position. It did not pay as much as my other management job but it was familiar, closer to home, and my pride was wounded by the lies and how devalued I was made to feel that I accepted the pay cut. There was also the promise of store management within a year or so.
Fast forward a few weeks and home issues have escalated, and my ex was caught cheating and then bailed out on rent by lying some more. It was at that point that I gave up and moved me and my son in with my estranged father, step mom and step brother. They are wonderful people and treat me and my son very good but they are far from wealthy. They are stable and provided us with a roof, bed, and food. My son’s father walked out of his life when he was a baby and never tried to have a relationship with him, and I never tried to force it and never went after child support. My son is almost 4 now. He attends day care and it’s costly, he has a scholarship that begins in August but until then it’s out of pocket.
While I don’t have to pay an extreme rent or utility bill here, I did still have my other bills to catch from neglecting them in favor of paying the household bills and all. I had almost gotten everything caught up, on had one previous carpayment before I would be back on track. I then had to get my gall bladder removed, and then had to replace two tires in one day a week later, followed by an alternator. Had my wallet stolen, it was returned with no cash, which I had just withdrew to take to daycare the day it got stolen. There were a few other misfortunes, mostly minor but it all added it up to me being two months behind on my car payment. But it was actually 3, because I hadn’t fully caught it up when everything started falling apart again.
So my car got repossessed last night right as I was getting off work. Thankfully the man let me get my stuff out, and also my friend’s mom was there and gave me a ride home. So I’m laying in bed, after having googled every which way to get money today without adding to my debt and bad luck, I’ve come to the conclusion that I’ll probably have to end up racking more debt before it’s over unless I end up getting a miracle or resort to selling my body, which isn’t something I could handle doing. I found this site and decided to apply for a miracle of good fortune. I just wanna be able to get my car back and be caught up. I need it to get back and forth to work and to take my son to daycare. And I also was extremely proud when I originally got it. Me and my baby put stickers on the bumper and on the inside, and collected claw machine prize stuffed animals together that stayed I the car for him to play with and nap with. I just want my car with its meaning and the memories I was building in it. It may not fix everything else that has or is going wrong right now, but it would surely go a long way. Requesting $600, but a little bit can go a long way.
My best friend and her family moved to North Carolina about 7 months ago and are really struggling. She is on disability and that is their only income. Their vehicle was stolen and then the transmission went out; therefore her boyfriend cannot work.
I watch them struggle day in and day out trying to make ends meet. After the rent is paid in a place that has no air conditioning, they struggle to meet the rest of their bills. Although they do get some help from the state for her three children, by the end of the month they even struggle to stretch out food.
The only mode of transportation is a service like Lyft which also puts a burden on food shopping, doctor appointments, or anplace else they need to go.
This family moved here hoping to better their lives with the help of family; however, family has not helped them. They sleep on air mattresses and have a single couch as their only true belongings.
The children are 6, 9, and 10. They are happy go lucky children who rarely complain or ask for anything. They forego toys and recreation without saying a word most of the time and understand the struggle their mom goes through.
I am 48 years old and this mom has been my best friend for eight years now. She was there for me when I had no one or even a home. I moved to North Carolina to help her and the children at her request. I am basically an unpaid caregiver due to the fact that she is on disability and does not being left alone. I have no complaint though as I love what I do and in return she opens her door to me. It is truly difficult for me to watch her struggling to make ends meet and take care of her children as well as me.
Through it all they are a happy go lucky family that does the best they can. They borrow money for necessities, bills and even food sometimes but have a hard time repaying the help they do receive from family.
I am asking for help because I cannot do it on my own and struggle to earn money doing surveys and small tasks online. This family has no idea I am requesting help because they are too proud. However, this mom and her children deserve to have peace of mind and some kind of stability in their lives.
Please help me to make life a little bit better for them. Every little bit helps! Thank you and God bless! PayPal.me/JennyBerr
First off thank you for taking the time to read my story
Hello my name is briana I an 21 years old I have a 2 1/2 year old son named Mason.
At the age of 16 I was diagnosed with severe manic depression and anxiety, due to this lately it has been very difficult to hold a job longer than 2 weeks. I recently put myself in therapy and am trying to get on disability. The money I have saved (from the last 4 jobs) has only gotten us a roof over our heads. We do go to the food pantries when I can get a ride. But most of the time that doesn’t happen because people want Money for gas and we are without food. We do not have any furniture but a small couch and a small mattress for my son. We have barely any dishes or silverware its very difficult doing this alone especially in a town where they have almost zero to none organizations that helohthehe needy and poor also I am humble to the people who donate money I just want the best for my child and always have since day one. If you have any questions please feel free to send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Hello, my name is Jennessa I am 36 years years old disable. Everyone has a story that is human we all have one thing in common and its called struggle. The walks of such feeling are all the same but different story. Same decide to stay stuck most don’t know how to ask. So reason for myself asking for any kind of help and why is to maintain keeping my children together. I have 3 children ages 12 boy that is in gifted and talented. I am on a fix income and is need of a bed and furniture, tv, clothes, computer for his study’s. I estimate 2,500 to hep with all that he needs for school. I have also a 14 old daughter that is also in need of furniture and bed as well as clothes . estimate 1000. I also have a 16 year old boy that is need of bed and clothes . I my self don’t have a need room set nor washer or dryer no table nor coaches not tvs no table to eat. I have a car that needs work, i am disable with mental problem and health troubles. I saved my little money i had i bought a home now i have to finances to pay for our home but nothing to keep going the everyday home life to run a home peaceful with children . I walk away from a bad mirage and fought nothing but my full right to my children . i am graded child support but never get payment. Please help i am wanted to be the best mother i can but the system has failed me please help .
This is really hard for me to do. I never thought I would be in a situation to ask for money from people I don’t know. My daughter was born 3 months early and has a learning disability that prevents her from speaking. She was born with bilateral choanal atresia and is delayed in most areas. She is 7 years old and can say a few words here and there. She uses a speaking ipad (she chooses a picture and it speaks for her), at school, but isn’t allowed to take it home. It is helping her tremendously at school, but I would love for her to have one at home. The cost for this special laptop is $10,000 due to the software that is implemented into it.
I am a single Mom and barely making ends meet. If you could donate to help me, I would be forever grateful. I didn’t post her picture on here, because I guess I am overly cautious. If you want to see what she looks like. I can send you a personal one. Thank you and God bless.