Hello. I will start by saying thank you to everyone who helps on this site. This is a blessing to be able to come on here, reach out and possibly help anyone even just a little. I am 28 yrs old. I am a single mother of 2 and the oldest of six siblings. I am currently living in a motel and have asked my children’s grandmother and father to take my children so they can keep life for them as normal as possible. My current situation is that i came to stay at a women’s abuse shelter in April of 2022 and was able to stay for 2 months. I had nothing, no job, no car and barely any personal belongings. The shelter said they were out of any financial help or housing so the shelter was only shelter for the next 2 months. I found a job rather quickly, and took the bus to get there. With about 1 and a half months left at the shelter I saved up around 3,000$. Leaving the shelter, I had no choice but to stay in a motel. I have reached out about rooms to rent in walking distance of work and I cannot find anything. My 3000$ ran up pretty quickly after paying personal property tax I owed and staying in the cheapest motel I could find. I was trying to get into a vehicle as quick as possible and I would be able to sleep in my car just to get ahead. Turns out I have a judgement that has already been to court and I owe around 8,000$ on that judgement. I’ve seen my children a total of 3x maybe since I’ve gone to the shelter and trying to get on my feet. I’ve always stayed just enough above water to breathe, but I am giving up. I have taken care of a lot of people in my short life and it seems like everytime you need help no one is around. I do not know where my mother is , I do not speak to my father and wouldn’t even know how to get a hold of him. All of my siblings are trying to make it themselves and all have lived with me to get on their feet at some point. My children’s father, my son’s dad currently has my son due to my situation and my daughter’s dad is currently in jail. I have not been with my daughter’s dad in years, but I was staying at his parents house before he got out the last time from jail (he finds himself in jail very often) &idk why but I believed since we weren’t together, I would not deal with the same abuse I had dealt with when we were together. That was so far from the truth. Physically and mentally to the extreme. I was pretty much told if I didn’t like it, I could leave with his parents as usual not saying anything about it. I had no where else to go, and sat on this for awhile. I had lost my job due to him going to my work and acting ridiculous. He did this at two jobs. My car ended up breaking down and was told by his family i should scrap it (idk how true that actually was) My license is suspended due to not paying my insurance (I have sr22 insurance) I have to carry due to not having insurance at one point. I can’t keep it paid consistently for 3 years to not have to hold this type of insurance anymore. After he broke my kneecap i decided to look into abuse shelters. He ended up going to jail and I got a ride to the woman’s shelter after doing intake over the phone. My children are at their same schools and have closest to a normal life and schedule is what I am mostly worried about, but I know it’s hard for everyone not seeing them very often. I am very grateful for my son’s dad taking him and my daughter’s grandma taking her, but i miss my kids terribly and I feel like I am in a neverending cycle of paying almost 2,000$ a month on a motel room (I am still looking for a room to rent), paying off my judgdment, and really there goes my paycheck. Thank God we get snacks at work and provided water bottles, because it’s hard to eat sometimes. It’s really hard for me to ask for help, but I feel myself giving up. I always figure it out and it never gets me in the right way to make progress. I want my kids back fully, but I can’t and won’t take my kids until I am 100% capable.
I need help:
Vehicle : I am capable if staying in my car to get ahead
I also am not sure what type of documents or images I could upload. Idk how this works, but if anyone requests to see certain documentation, I have no problem uploading or sharing. Thank you so much!!!!!!