This is my absolute last resort, although I am extremely thankful this website exists. I am a single mother of 3, working full time while going to school full time to pursue my degree. We live alone and I provide the only income. There is no child support. My children’s father and I were married for 8 years, separated in 2015 and we divorced in April of this year. I was Active Duty Army for 3 years and once I got out, I joined the Army Reserves for 6 years. I recently separated from the Reserved in December 2018. I work and go to school every day, but I can never catch up on my bills. I have applied for better paying jobs, but they are unable to work around my school schedule as that comes first. I have roughly 2 years left of school before I graduate and will be able to get back on my feet. I have been actively pursuing child support, but that is not a quick process. I could not do it during the divorce because I ended up moving and the courts said for me to do it once I got to my new city. I am receiving compensation from the VA for going to school on the first of each month, and that is just barely enough to cover my rent ($1400) because of the area I had to move too. I am actively looking for cheaper places. I make roughly $1000 a month from my job and am waiting on my government assistance for food stamps to (hopefully) get approved. I am a VERY hard worker and do everything the right way. Going back to school was the best option for me to better my kids life and I do not regret it. I do search online job boards and apps daily in search of jobs that pay well, or at least higher, than what I am making and will cater to my scheduling conflicts.
I currently have this disconnection notice for my electricity through Georgia Power. The total including the past due is $605.55, due June 21. If our electricity is cut, we have no where else to go. I have been applying for loans, asking family and friends, searching for gigs in my city that I am qualified to do, but I have had no luck. My phone bill is due as well. I am trying to stay strong for my kids, but it is so hard. I am on my hands and knees, begging for help from anyone. Please help me. I am requesting $1000 for my bills.
*All of my bills are paperless so I could only attach a screenshot of my account online without giving away too much info. I will be happy to send you actual enlarged photos if you are interested in helping me.