My name is Jessica and I am a single mother of 3, I have worked in higher education for the past 5 years. I recently moved into a new education opportunity and they moved all of us to Salary. Given I am not able to work more hours to bring my pay up I have become behind in a few bills. My oldest child will be graduating High School in a few months and that expense has been tough but is required for him to be able to walk and have that experience, not to mention he is planning on going to school soon after to become a Software Developer and I will be helping with that expense as well. I also have a daughter that is in High School and vice president of student counsel so there are small expectations to keep her straight A’s up. I do not get support from the father any longer as he figured out if he is not working child support will not be taken out. I only have my Father as far as family and he is helping my step mother that was diagnosed with cancer, so funds are tight with them as well. There are a lot of stereotypes that go along with single mothers and the success of the children they are raising. All my children are just as hard working in their grades and future and this is something I have instilled in them. I am very strong willed, hard working and put my children first. I am not someone who asks for help, yet I drive a car that is expensive. I am very simple, have not spent money on myself in about 2 years and I am content with that if my children have what they need to be successful and have the support as well. This is something new to me as I am not known to be someone who asks for help. The expenses I am seeking help with several different bills such as Utility, Car maintenance/ Tires for a 1996 Nissan Maxima and just to be able to get ahead on groceries and summer clothes for the children. I am also in the process of looking for a weekend job but have not had much luck as most places are looking to fill week day shifts. Anything you can do to help would be appreciated in more ways than you think.