Hello, my name is tiffiany an I’m a single mother with 3 amazing children from the ages to 9-3. Have hit rock boat an still of unsure questions and answers. I’m in need of help for getting bills an some things I would like to accomplish,My kids were with me 3 months ago an due to separation my ex was falling threw some bad luck, we he decided he would move in where I resigned. Due to us not getting along I did replace my self from my home an became homeless to this factor, I was around my kids the most of the time no need for me to live there when our marriage was not going anywhere, an I did what I thought could be best for,everyone. Belittle as I knew I helped my ex move out of his mother house, short time frame I let my kids an him stay where I was, which of it turns more into a night mare for me. I didn’t realize by thinking of what was best for everyone could lead me into no family, he took my son 3 hours away. While he had ever which way to get hold of me left my daughter with just people you don’t socialize or even want to be bother. My youngest daughter was taking to the hospital. Meanwhile calling everyone until I finally found her, had just got my oldest that day. I’m not sure how to ask for financial help but I’m desperate in need of help 50 dollars 100 anything will do.
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.
Hello, I am looking for a very special donation for me and my family. I currently am In need of some financial assistance at the moment. I have been looking for a job for over 3 months now, I worked for over 2 years and lost my job in July 2017. I asked for a raise and a few days later I was fired. They told me It was because I didn’t have a valid ID, however My license expired November 2016 and I notified them of this back in December 2016. They never told me It was needed to work so I continued to work and then 8 months later around June 2017 I asked for a raise. I was told that my next paycheck was going to have a big change and 3 days later I was told I couldn’t work. I had to sell my valuables to keep up with my rent and also pay for my kids birthday parties my younger turned 1 and it was very special and my oldest turned 4. I started collecting Unemployment and tired to save up for a new car so that i could be able to go back to work however i fell into so much debt. I tried applying for loans, asking my local DHS office for help with cash assistance and was denied. I even tried calling every church and fundraiser for help and noone seems to have any funds. So im asking for help here. I just need enough to purchase a safe reliable car for me so that I could be able to find a job and travel with my kids. I am also backed up on bills and rent so please help me. I don’t know what else to do and i am very worried.
Hello in Vinnie Carlton and this my beautiful daughter London Larry. I’m 24 years old. My daughter is about to be six November 1st of 2017. I’m a single mother who lives with her parents who puts me down everyday. I go out job hunting every morning after i drop my daughter off to school. Its just been very hard right know but I’m not a quitter i need the money for a car really so me and my daughter can get around better and i want her birthday to be special it feels like I’m not doing anything right . i want to get me and my daughter out my parents house its waking up to hell everyday uggghhh. We just need a boost someone who will be kind enough to help us out .we would appreciate it soo much. I’m want to have Me and child comfortable in our own space with her own room she deserves it. She’s my angel OMG love her so much,would a thousand dollars be okay if not i apologize if its to much thank you again.
I am a single mama of 2, a girl 3yrs and a boy 12 yrs. We live in Australia and I came across this site while looking for ways I could afford to complete my qualifications in massage so I can one day open a little therapy room from home. Myself and me children survived a 5 year very emotionally abusive household, when I left, it was with debt and exhaustion. But we now have a little house of our own and it has a perfect back area where I could run a massage room. Rent where I am is quite high and does take 85% of my weekly income, but i’m wanting so much to go back to the job I used to have such passion for, its healing and the positive energy I have felt from the power of massage to others who need it has always given me happiness, when they leave feeling better, relaxed and in less pain, I too feel good. I’m just in need of a hand up, not a hand out, so I can work to support my children, doing something I adore, while still being there for them as much as they need as they grow.
I thank anyone who is willing to help us
I am a young newly divorced single mom with three small children, ages 6 , 4 , and 2. I work full time and receive no state assistance from any program because i do not meet the guidelines due to my gross pay that they take into consideration. My 4 and 6 year old daughters are in school, preK and 1st grade. I am -$38.94 in their lunch account, which means they have eaten 35 dollars worth of lunches on a $0 balance in the account. At $35 the school will only provide a peanut butter sandwich and carton of milk to them for lunch until the entire amount is caught up. I have filed for child support and have an order but my ex husband refuses to pay anything and as soon as I am able to come up with the money I am going to attempt to go back to court to get something changed. I have never asked for help before, and I hate doing this, but I refuse to let my kids go without anything. I get paid on Friday, but until then we have very little food so i am unable to pack a sufficient lunch for them both and only have 8 dollars to my name which i need to buy diapers and wipes with this afternoon (they will eat supper and my 2 yr old son breakfast and lunch during the day which is really all we have at this point and yes i go without but that does not matter to me i usually eat whatever they leave on their plates if anything) and only have 8 dollars to my name which i need to buy diapers and wipes with this evening. I recently (last Monday) totaled my car by hitting a deer while driving home from work and picking up the kids from the sitter, so I am counting on transportation from friends and trying to work with the insurance company on payment for the vehicle and trying to figure out how I am buying new car seats to be reimbursed by the insurance and hate having to use the ones from the accident but will until I am able to purchase new ones (hopefully Friday if I can scrounge up enough after paying the electric so it is not disconnected). I’ve never been rich and do not live beyond my means, but I am really down on my luck right now and the most important thing to me is that my kids have enough to eat. I am not trying to feel sorry for myself or give you a sob story, nor am I sitting here not trying to help my situation ( i pawned all my jewelry to buy our last 50 dollars in groceries on Sunday) and I am working as many hours in my career field (i am a substance abuse and mental health counselor so i cant exactly pick up extra hours, but also work as a gas station attendant part time and i am picking up every shift I can there), but just asking you to consider helping a mom and really kids in need. Please if you are able think about helping us, even if its a dollar, we sincerely appreciate it. I wholeheartedly plan on paying it forward as soon as I am able, and will forever be grateful if anyone chooses to help us. Thank you for taking the time to read this and considering us for your help. Have a great day. XoXo, One Mama and 3 very Thankful kiddos
Hello thanks for reading my request. Its been hard even pushing myself to ask for help online. I need about $4000 or more to help me move back home and cover cost of breaking apt. lease early. My husband passed away last year and this year in 2017 thought it would be good for my kids and I to move closer to my family. Well I did that and its been nothing but a nightmare. First of all my family is no help and only making my kids and I mentally exhausted than we already were. I moved into a place here and now we are all alone and want to go back home but that is over 900 miles away. I have family on husbands side there but they cannot financially help me get back. I understand it was a mistake moving back home near my family after 10 yrs only to be talked down to and told to get over husbands death which was a suicide in front of me. Also told my kids to get over him and move on. Mentally living here for kids and I is not good. Along with that the town I am in there is no real help for widows and single moms. I lost everything with first place I moved into due to place had bed bugs coming out of wood panel because last renters never reported having bed bugs. I hate it here where I am at and so do my kids. I need help financially to be able to make it back to where kids and I call home and back near where husbands resting place is. Any help is greatly appreciated as I have nobody to turn too for any help. I could go on and on about the awful things that I have been going through as it never seems to stop. I just really want to move back where I called home and be at peace with my kids and have my mind at ease. Tried to add picture of my girls and I but keep getting error message.
Hello and thank you for taking the time to hear my story.. I was a police officer for 17 years when I was wrongfully accused of insurance fraud.. There is an attorney who works for a certain city I use to work for who number one hates females and number two hates me. He told me back in 2010 if he had anything to do with it I would never work in the city again. Needless to say 5 years later, he made it happen.. The city I worked for is notorious for taking care of who they like. I have never been in trouble or written up the 12 years there, but I was obviously one they didn’t have my back for. I was legitimately hurt at work with injuries. This attorney was able to have four felony charges placed on me in 2015. I was fired from my job in 2016. Later that year, three of the four charges were dropped as there wasn’t evidence to support it. The last charge I took to trial and was found not guilty. The DA who prosecuted me even told my attorney this is political… I realize bad things happen to good people to make us stronger.. Boy has it. During the time I was off up until the time I was vindicated I had to use my 401k, credit cards etc as I had to take care of my family… Now that I have been vindicated I’ve been trying to fight for my job back with no end in sight… I’ve taken any job I can to pay my bills but it’s not enough… Dropping my pay to $0 while going through trial and now it’s about 5x less what I was making as a police officer. I’m so far in debt, about $70,000 all my money is going to the minimums, mortgage and car… I hate having to tell my girls I get things for them. I know there are good people who are willing to help me. Even if it’s a loan that I can consolidate all my bills that will help immensely.. I’m paying over $2000 a month in debt. I can pay $600-$1000 a month on a loan. I’m a good person, I love my girls and I deserve this opportunity because I was treated unfair and I still am by the city, police department. Thank you for your time.. Godbless
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I am twenty-two years old, I have a three year old son and also am 36 weeks pregnant with a girl. I graduated from college and am a Registered Medical Assistant. I started working for a local prison last October and made good money. I found out I was pregnant in February, I also found out that my baby was not growing right and after many, many invasive and non-invasive tests I was diagnosed with IUGR and placed on strict bed rest. Causing me to have to leave work, luckily I can return to work November first, but my job is about 37 miles away from my home. I am here begging for money to please help me buy a cheap reliable car to not only make it to doctor appointments for my little girl but also to make it to work when I must go back because I need to help support my children. We are currently living and barely making it by with a fixed income right now and I cannot afford to keep fixing the car we have. In this year alone I have scraped up any money I could to fix this car. Both engine heads, a radiator, the fuel line, repairs for a car accident I got into on my way home from work in November last year the day before Thanksgiving, somehow I managed to pay to fix the transmission two times! And just recently the car will not start and it is now the wiring. I do not have money to fix it, I barely have pennies. Borrowing money I could barely repay, being late on rent several times, making payment arrangements on bills, and sometimes only having enough for my son to eat and me having to go without even though I am pregnant because I could barely afford to put food in my fridge. I do not qualify for state assistance, I do not qualify for disability I have been denied by both. I am begging for help. Please, help me. I can’t qualify for a loan, the weather is starting to get colder the last thing I want is to have to walk to appointments risking both my children’s health. I do not have family to help me, I have asked friends who also say they cannot help me. I need a car, I need to be able to safely take my son to daycare, my daughter to her doctor appointments when she is born, and to safely get to work and make money to keep this roof over our heads and electricity and gas on as well as put food in our mouths. Thank you for reading all of this, I would really appreciate help.
Hi, I am a 25 year old mother of two beautiful children. A 6 year old boy and a 1 year old girl. I have recently found myself in some debt that I just can’t seem to get out of. I sold my car so I wouldn’t have a car payment anymore, and have been able to work out most of my life financially. But I still have one bill that is worrying me and that is my credit card. I was naïve when I signed up for it. I originally got it for a surgery, but ended up being able to pay for it. So I kept it as a “just in case of emergency” card, but then emergencies started happening more and more often. I needed gas and didn’t have enough money, I needed to pay another bill or an office visit, a prescription that wasn’t covered by insurance.. Just little things here and there that have added up and now I can’t seem to get ahead of the interest amounts. I am sick to my stomach thinking of this bill hanging over me and being unable to afford it. I stay up at night, and it has taken a toll on my stress and anxiety levels. I have taken out my 401k and after that I still owe $3,000 to pay off my card. Which to some people I’ve learned seems small, but for a mother of two, it’s a lot. I know this is a very long shot, but please.. Anything could help. I know it was my poor choices that got me here, but everyone makes bad choices and I’m just praying that someone will be able to help me because I’m not sure what else to do. I can’t get my mind off of how good it will feel to be out from this debt and away from credit cards. Thank you for reading my story.
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I am in my late 30s. I live my life for my two children. One is grown and the other is 15. I spent their entire childhood giving them all of my time. As they got older I looked forward to all the milestones. Yes…even the teenage years. When things seemed hard, I thought my lil family of 4 would make it threw anything. 2012 my (then) husband of 20 years (met at 14/15 years old) left. He had met someone. I was dispatching for 911 at the time and picked up the pieces and moved from our quaint home to an apt in a rough city, as it was all I could afford. Things were hard but I had my children and that was my happiness. I then met a great guy in 2013 who had us move in with him on his farm. Things were getting even better and my life felt so whole again. Kids were loving the 4 wheeling, trails, hikes, etc.
June of 2014 my boyfriend was killed in a dirt bike accident. It was the worst thing I had ever been threw (until now). I do not even want to revisit what myself and my children went threw. Those two amazing kids were still the push I needed. I pulled myself back up. At this time I could only afford a small place and the kids began staying primarily with their father. It is so hard to have been the one to put them to bed each night for years just to have them pulled away because of finances. I’ve since got a job that was more stable. I have gone threw 2 apartments. Both cases landlords were selling. I am currently staying with my father….yes…late 30s back at home. While my son is grown, my daughter is 15 and at a very difficult age for a girl. She cannot stay at my fathers with me because he is bipolar and can be very cruel and she cannot handle being there for long periods of time. There are very bizarre rules that change constantly. I have been saving but feel I take one step forward and get thrown 5 steps back. Of all the things I have gone threw in my life, not being able to see my daughter much is the worst pain of all. I know she will be grown soon and out of the house but the time I do have with her before she is grown is so precious and it is killing me not to have her while I can. I’m not looking for someone to take care of me, I am only asking for a little help. I have had to reset my life 4 times in 5 years. No amount is too small and prayers are also accepted.
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I am a 26 year old mother of 4. My children’s father went to jail for domestic violence against me and he has not been in our lives since. It has been over two years. During that time I lost my job and resorted to food stamps and my m other helping me to pay bills for a while. Not being able to afford day care for four children in the summer I eventually was put out of my home because I couldn’t hold two jobs without assistance from my mom 24/7. My children eventually went into care of the state and they are now with their grand mother of the father. He still is not in their lives. I moved to Houston, Tx to try to get on my feet but once the Hurricane was said to come through I was offered to come stay with my mother before it hit and I left. I didn’t know I would not be able to return. I was saving up for my apartment which I got approved for and now those apartments are ruined. I am now staying with my mother in Atlanta, Ga. I have used up all my savings to assist her with bills. And I am consistently going to court to get my children back. I miss them so badly and they have been begging me to bring them home. I have done everything required of me by the state to get my kids back but I have not obtained a job yet. I am still job searching. I am optimistic and I know it is just taking some time. But the last time I went to court I was told I need to obtain a vehicle safe enough to transport my children back and forth even if they come home to my mothers home. Ultimately, the system wants me to acquire my own home and my own vehicle. That is my goal and I have only 45 days left. I have to show progress in the attainment of at least one. I am a good mother who loves her children, disciplines through love and makes sure my children are well educated. Sometimes my childrens grandmother doesn’t let me see my children. She has never liked me because I have asked her for help when her son abused us. I am praying that someone out here will find it in their heart to help reunite a good mother with her children. If you have any questions I don’t mind answering. Anything is better than nothing in this goal. I have 4 small boys ages 7,6,3,and 2. We love each other dearly. The most crushing thing is the nightmares and telling them I will see them later. No good mother should have to tell their children they will see them later. Please help us be whole again. I cannot loose my babies. They are my heart.
Let me start by saying I am not one to ask for hand outs, however I have reached nothing but dead ends trying to solve my crisis.
I am a 29 year old single mother to two girls ages 10 and 3. We live with my disabled mother. I have a full time job which usually helps us scrape by month to month. However, the past month I caught pnuemonia which caused me to miss a lot of work. We have no food in the house, every bill is behind and threatening to be cut off, and I’m hoping and praying I have enough gas to make it to work this week.
I know there are lots of other people with worse situations. But I’ve tried everything. I’ve gotten extensions on everything I can, some I won’t even make it by those dates. I’ve tried applying for loans only to be turned down, I’ve tried giving plasma only to be turned down cause they can’t find my veins, I pawned/sold everything I could lately just to feed my girls, I have no family or friends that I could ask for help from. Even though I’ve gotten better and able to return to work, it will be another 2 1/2 weeks before I get a decent paycheck and be able to get some kind of caught up on bills. The problem is I don’t have that long. I need help by Thursday 9/21/17 or my car will be repossessed. This is my family’s only form of transportation, and my only way to work. Without this car I will lose my job and lose everything. I’m terrified and worried so sick that I can’t sleep at night. I am a very hard working person and I do everything I can to take care of my girls and my mother.
I hope someone can understand my situation and help if at all possible. We can’t afford to lose everything because I got sick and couldn’t get caught up in time. Anything at all will help, thank you for taking the time to read this. Thank you in advance for anyone who can help and god bless you.
15 years ago I began hanging out with a bad group of people, as a result I was introduced to all sorts of different drugs and going out drinking every weekend. Addiction runs in my family so I guess I was already predispositioned and before I knew it I couldn’t function without my drugs. I swore that I would never stick a needle in my arm but when the eight to 10 pills I was taking a day we’re no longer even keeping me from being sick I gave in, that is when my life really went to hell. I have not signed the year 2002 and I hoped that that would keep me from using because I was so excited to be a mother, but when your body is so physically addicted that you can’t get out of the bed without it you can’t be a mother anyway so I continue down this path of destruction. And to say I suffered the consequences is an understatement to make a long story short I always had a man in the picture telling me what to do and because I needed my drugs so badly I did whatever I was told. This ended up resulting in me spending six years of my life in prison. During those years I did a lot of soul searching and praying and I swore the days of drug use were over. I was released from prison April 1st 2015 with high hopes for myself. But the disease of addiction is extremely powerful and before I knew it I was taking pills again but this time I found something new, meth. This drug took me to a place I never thought I would go, it took my soul and nearly took my life. I remember the very last night I used I was sitting in the car in my driveway contemplating suicide because I knew there was no way I could go on living like this anymore but I also had no clue how to stop. Fortunately God stepped in and did for me what I could not do for myself I ended up in the hospital on suicide watch and then they took me to a treatment facility. During those 28 days I learned why I use drugs to escape reality and I learned how to deal with my issues without having to numb myself. After treatment I applied for an Oxford House which is a sober living house where I had five other roommates and this was the absolute best decision I ever made. I learned how to do things that I never knew how to do even though I should have known considering of an adult. I worked my first real job, pay bills and even learned how to do laundry for the first time. I know that sounds kind of funny but it’s the truth. But the most important thing I gained was the trust of my son he is now 14 years old and he’s seen and been through a lot. When he looks at his mother now he looks at me with complete adoration, he’s overprotective of me and probably a little strangely too attached to his mother but I love it so much. My time in the Oxford House ran out about 3 days ago, I’m 6 months sober and 36 years old. So now I’m starting from complete scratch I have all the tools to stay clean and to become a responsible functioning member of society I just need that little boost to get started my goal is to get an apartment for my son and I and my own car to get myself to and from work and him to school. I never complain because it could be so much worse but because of the choices I made and the record that I have good jobs are impossible to come by. Obtaining all of my goals on a waitress salary it’s just not happening. I would eventually like to go back to school but at the time it’s just not possible because I have to work and I have no extra time. I honestly never thought I would be on a website begging for donations but whatever it takes to ensure that my son has the life he deserves I’ll do whatever I need to do. I just want to say God bless anyone who is reading this right now even if you don’t choose to help thank you for being a part of my story. PayPal.me/fre3dom16
Please support my neighbor Linja Kokka to restore her home!
Hi, I’m Maigo Beaven, and first of all I’d like to apologize for my poor english language and I will use the google translator for this purpose. I’m a neighbor of this family. I would tell a little about this family. Linja is a single mother and grows three children. Linya’s husband, Zaran, went swimming six months ago, and no longer came back, he sank.
This family lives in a small house with a small kitchen and two bedrooms, but there is no toilet and shower room. The house is currently totally ineligible, old electric wiring, no hot water. Before Zaran died, they planned to renovate the house, but this tragedy shattered plans. Lifelong improvement is now no longer possible, since family income is barely enough to pay taxes and teach children.
I, as their neighbor, can not look at such a thing, I have gathered 10 people from our community who can help them, but unfortunately it is not enough. We can help this family with the renovation of this house, but for this we do not have the funds to do this. I appeal to you all to improve the quality of life this family so that children can enjoy a wonderful childhood.
Please donate www.paypal.me/helplinjakokka
I’m a single mother of 5 kids. I’m in need of help. I recently switched positions at the same school system and as a result I don’t have much money to use for gas money and bills. I received a small check at the end of August. I used most of my check to pay my rent and for gas to get to work. I received this check for teaching services for the first two weeks in September. I have worked these hours and now I’m currently working wherever needed until my new full-time position becomes available. I will be working a new full-time position in the same county. Until things are finalized with my new position, I have to work wherever they need help. This has been part-time hours. I know that my check will not be big for the month of September. I currently have no money for gas. I need gas to get to work. I’m in need of $340 for gas money to get to work for the rest of the month of September and for the month of October. It costs me $10 a day. I also need help with my rent, power bill, childcare bill, and phone bill.
This is what I need to get by…
Gas Money $340
Power Bill $164
Childcare Bill $120
Phone Bill $100
I’m in need of $1,164.
Hello, My name is Kayla
I am in need of help with Medical bills for my 5 month old son and Myself.
We both were hospitalized at different times over that last three months. He was diagnosed with osteomyelitis caused by strep B that he contracted at birth from me. He is doing better but his medical bills have been burying is us a pile of debt. The insurance wouldn’t pay for everything which means we are stuck holding the bag.
I just don’t have the money to pay it and if i don’t we all know that it will be sent to collections which will just damage my credit even more than it already is.
Another reason it is impossible to pay is because back in may of this year, I was hospitalized multiple times because of stabbing pain that they are still trying to figure out what is wrong with me. I am in constant pain every single day and pain medication doesn’t even work half of the time. I am still on disability but due to some mishap with the paperwork I am still yet to get a check, I haven’t received a check in months. I am in panic mode. With the medical bills from my sons injury and medical bills from my on going doctors visits, plus you add on a car payment and car insurance and rent. I am feel like I am drowning. I have run out of options and I read about this page and just thought i would give it a try and see if you would be willing to help me. Please I am desperate and I don’t know what else to do.
I’m not sure if you are asking for a number but after adding it all up 10,000 dollars is my debt.
please i really need your help.
I am a singhle mother of 2 boys. I was born with a rare genetic disorder and I have kidney cancer, a broken spine, and an enlarged aorta. Due to the enlarged aorta I am at risk for having an aorta aneurysm which is called the silent killer because there is no sign or symptom of it and it can cause me to die without warning! The reason I am a single mom is because my husband committed suicide at home with my youngest son and I by shooting himself in his head which caused him to pass instantly. Seeing my husband after he had done this selfish act has caused me heart ache and sadness and the fact I see this image constantly has caused me to have PTSD, anxiety, social anxiety, stress and depression. On top of all my other medical issues which I am scheduled for 3 surgeries 2 of which are on my spine and the one is to remove my left kidney which is infected with cancer. Due to my medical bills it has set me so far back plus my regular monthly bills and rent and groceries I feel like such a failure because I feel as though I let my medical conditions get the best of me even though they are out of my control. I am all my boys have and I want to have a nice big home for my boys someday! I also would love to start my own charity once i can get out of debt so I can help the homeless in myh home town here! I also want to start my own beauty line so I can help the homeless! In order to make my dreams a reality I first have to get well and get help to provide for myself and my family. I am truly embarrassed that I have to ask for help but I am putting my pride aside for my family so I can give them what they too need. My son’s also has my rare genetic disorder which they too will eventually need the proper testing and medical care as well. So I am asking from the bottom of my heart to please help my boys and I so we to can get well. We truly appreciate it and Thank you! God bless!
My name is Yadira, I’m a single mom of 2 kids. I work full time and have debt totaling over $40,000 with high interest rates and 2 kids to feed, I’m unable to make ends meet. I’ve never been one to ask for help, since I raised myself after running away at the age of 15 because my step-dad was molesting me. I put my self thru college and shortly after landed a job where I work full time. I don’t receive any type of government assistance nor have I requested it. I believe that people have to work for what they have and that’s what I’ve been doing. After paying my bills, rent, day care and gas I’m left with nothing. I tried to commit suicide because I feel worthless, even though I work I have nothing. I’m happy with the minimum for myself but feel that my kids deserve better. My kids have never gone to Disneyland or done all the “fun” things that their peers do at their age. They have never worn new clothes, I buy all their clothes at yard but sales otherwise I won’t have enough to pay my bills. I’m begging for a fresh start, stuff has never come easy for me. if someone is reading this, please please help me. I know there’s more to life than this. I feel like I’m drowning and can’t seem to catch a break. We’re about to get evicted from our small apartment and don’t know where we’ll go from here. I promise to use the money to pay my student loan debt, medical bills, and credit card debt. I follow Dave Ramsey and have been trying the debt snowball but my debt is still there. I don’t drink or smoke, I’ll be willing to submit to a drug test, lie detector test, whatever it takes. I suffer from High Blood pressure and don’t take any meds because I can’t afford them. Please help me pay my debt, I don’t know what else to do. Maybe my kids are better off without me, I’m begging you- please help me.
Thank you and have a blessed day.
I Have taken on the responsibility of raising my sisters 3 kids after she passed away. I get very little social security for each of the kids and no child support, tanf, or Snap in any way since I have a decent paying job. That job leaves very little extra but we were doing ok. I recently had an illness myself and lost time from work as well as 2 months that were unpaid. The children have lots of emotional problems the preclude me from getting a part time job in the evenings and I am now having trouble trying to meet the bills each month. I have cut back all that I can and I have tried to get a loan, no one will help with that because the credit I worked hard to get is down again because of the recent illness I had. I am trying very hard to keep it together and be there for the kids but we don’t even have food at this point and I cant take the time off work to go to ask for help or go to a food bank because I am told I make too much but then I loose that days pay. I am caught between a rock and a hard place. Any help is greatly appreciated www.paypal.me /nene6565
I have four kids im a single mother trying to get back on my feet i haven’t had a car in almost 3 years, since i had my son halloween of 2014. I have been doing my best with no vehicle and where i live there is no bus route either. Trying to find a job as well as be here for my kids isn’t easy without a vehicle. Im depressed even thinking about all it would entail to make things work for me to well, work. I know plenty of single moms do it all i get it to anyone else it may sound like an excuse but im here to tell you before i got pregnant with my son i worked i drove i did it all with my three girls. Now even doing my best doesn’t ever seem good enough. I feel like i can’t ever get ahead and when i do i get knocked back down again. Its hard and stressful but every single day i get up and do what i need to do. I try my best not to complain and to not get discouraged for them and myself. I don’t have a specific amount to ask for because all i really need is a vehicle so i can get a job and get our lives together so i can get a house because we live in an apt as of right now which i’m happy to have a roof over our heads but we need more space being its 5 of us now. I never in my life not having a car would be this life changing. I want to work and be able to provide way more than what i ever had. Im almost 33 years old and feel like im getting no where right now. I’m so thankful for my babies though because even through everything they are the light at the end of this wild ride of a tunnel. Thank you for taking the time to read what i had to say.
hey Kathliene here asking for help my mom and I are looking for some extra help during a troubling time my mom can’t afford to keep a roof over our head for me and my younger brother her bills are pilled high and I’m just hoping any one some one can help she’s had a rough life my mother was in a abusive relationship with our father he would threaten to kill her and us if she left so she waited for a the right moment to flee that state of Texas and come to New Jersey where we have bin living with family but our housing situation needs to change we are not welcomed where we are it’s not our home it’s not a good environment for any of us I suffer from major depressive disorder and so does my mom I can’t work a full time job because of mental health I’m hoping to go to therapy but will need a cheap car to get me back and forth so I don’t stress her out and eager to peruse school my mom works part time job Right now she helps me out A lot I have a learning disability so her plate is full we are all we have We want to be able to have a place of our own I want a bed not to sleep on a hard futon sitting on crates I want my mom to have a bed and my little brother I don’t want to see her struggle any more please any body if you can help us we would appreciate it
- Wow I don’t know where to start… so I’m 34 years old and have raised my boys (15 and 13) now 12 years alone its been a battle but as many times as I wanted to throw in the towel and give up I knew I couldn’t. They are all I have and I’m all they have. The older they get the harder its gotten. My oldest son wants more in me as far as being happy. He sees me stress all the time trying to make a living for us. I’ve worked 2 jobs for years and years except this year only because I seen my oldest son was raising my youngest and my youngest started acting up in school last year and also started falling behind in school so I promised them I would become a better parent and be here for them more. The last few months seem like I’m being tested. No matter how hard I work or fight to stay above water I keep getting behind on bills.. my checks literally go straight to bills and in order for me to feed them or to provide supplies they need for school that means I have to put a bill aside which have gotten me more behind than I ever wanted to be. So now I’m facing having to get a second job again and facing losing control of being a parent of my son. They are great kids and deserve a mother to be here for them. They have been through alot as far as losing a sister to her passing away …they are all I have and I’m trying and praying for any help before I have to go back to working a second job and not being here for them. So I just ask for anything possible please
I am a single mother of 2 up shit creek without a paddle. I am unemployed, I’ve applied for 375 jobs, so not for lack of trying. The sperm donors of my children were drug addicts,addictions I wasn’t aware the extinct of until to late, and no help. The father of my youngest, and my last relationship, left me broken, I felt worthless, and that I deserved all this. He made me feel like I needed him to survive. He was mentally and physically abusive. Never to my kids, thankfully. I got away and I’m still beat down. My power bill is due, my phone bill has left my bank account in the negative, car insurance, and my kids get hungry on occasion. $1000 is the magic number that’d help me get where we need to be financially and I be comfortable with the situation. I have no family, it’s my kids and I against the world. My dad has step kids that are less embarrassing than the broke me so he’s divorced me as his daughter. My mom has a relationship with wine and pills, so no room for me. Not a clue where she even lives. I’m doing the best I can but each time I feel like I’ve made progress I get knocked back into my hole with no light in sight. I have tried every local organization and charity, each time being told no funds available. I could widen my job hunting range greatly if I could afford to pay a daycare up front. I want so badly to get my kids out of our mold infested apartment and give them a less stressed/worried mom but I’ve almost lost hope. It absolutely breaks my heart I can’t take my 6 year old to do not even all just some of the activities her friends get to do. I can’t even afford to send $2 with her to school to buy a snow cone at lunch. It’s devastating having to explain why my kids are sick from mold but we can’t afford anything else, and not to mention having to explain why the power gets shut off some months. I know I could always have it worse, but sometimes that doesn’t even seem possible. I pray every night God lead me in the right direction, and I pray I listen when the opportunity arises for answers and help. This is honestly my last hope. If anyone could help me, even if it’s something small, I would forever be grateful. I promise when I’m able I will pay whatever I get forward to someone else in my position. Thanks in advance.
Hello to anyone and everyone reading this post. First off, I have to apologize for the discretion of this post (no photos) for maybe not so obvious reasons, but reasons more than enough to be discreet about myself. I am a single mom of one and I have been trying to move from NY to another state for many years(11 to be exact). I have finally racked up enough money to move. I rented a car to drive out to my new destination to check out some apartments and got pre-approved for one that I like and would be safe for my daughter and I. For the vehicle I rented, I had to return it that day (not the reason why my funds depleted) and my parents decided to drive out to me to return home to wait for a response from the realty on whether I had an apartment or not -I DID NOT WANT THEM TO. I would have gladly extended the rental. On the way home, my sister calls my mom needing $50 that, of course, no one had…but me (disgruntled but no harm done). Then my mom explains that she and my dad have run out of money for gas and food to get home-
-Let me explain why this became a problem. While the family car only runs on $20 dollars gas, it goes through it quickly and we were practically a day away from home. I saved enough money to get to where I needed to get to, stay for a day, and then return home–with my rental–which would have cost less extending the hold than them coming to me, which was also part of my funds for moving-
Well, I had my little one with me, so we had to get home. Gas was no problem…as long as they paid me back to keep my funds up for my move. Don’t get me wrong, if it weren’t for the move, I would have been more than helpful. I’m very generous and would spend my last dime to help my family as they have helped me (not financially, just with my little one). But this time, I had to be selfish and with a budget, frugality had to be my middle name. I was only thinking about my little one and moving and freedom. Here is where things get awry. On the way home, the car stalls out on the I85 N in North Carolina -8 hours away from home. A trooper helps us to get our car towed to the nearest auto repair and to a hotel for the night. Bye bye money.
Now the realty has called me and informed me that I have gotten the apartment. I only have two weeks to sign the lease! My new life is only a few funds away. All I need to do is get there. Please help me. I don’t want to ask my family for help because it always ends up like this, which is why I didn’t want their help in the first place.
I don’t like asking for help. I would have ruined my credit and taken out a loan before I posted this, but I cannot get a loan because someone has used my identity -I know who- to ruin me–which is why I am a single mother. But that is another story. I only ask because as a last resort, with no one else to turn to, I need to get away from this life for the sake of my little one. I cannot consider help from people who need me to help them and I know they won’t help me when I need it because they are not now. So I am begging. Anyone who is reading this…please help.
My starting point – $3000
My ending point – $600—yep that’s right. – My leftover for when I was supposed to be in my destination
Need -$2000-$2400 to get us to our new life. Please help us if you can. I realize everyone works hard for their money and I have no right to ask. But I am not homeless. I was on my way to a new life – WITH MY HARD EARNED MONEY-until my family got involved. My back is against the wall and if there were ANY other way other than whoring myself off to the nearest pimp, I would do it. So now, I am here. Every little bit helps. Ask me anything you need to to confirm my hardship.
Three years ago I was in an abusive relationship, I moved to N.Ireland with this person and my child. Things went from bad to worse as I suffer anxiety but I had postnatal depression too. I managed to leave the relationship after son time I met someone new and things aren’t great. I live with my 4 year old and I want to move back to my family and friends. My nan is very poorly also and I have spent the last 3 years looking for work to try fund moving. However nothing has come up as it is a small town.
So I am now desperate. My sister has agreed to rent a house with myself as this will reduce the costs. Also will be an area where my son can go to school and grow up in a safe environment. I need to be closer too to help my nan, she lost her husband my pap two years ago and been struggling ever since. I was always very close to her and my mum is struggling with work and looking after her.
I have no future here and me and my son need to be with our family again, I am going to be doing a open university degree to try gain qualifications to find a decent job in the future. Looking into publishing so it won’t always be like this and some day then I can give to others in need.
I don’t usually ask for help but right now I am desperate.
I need at least £10,000 to pay for a deposit and a few months rent until I find a job and then to hire a van to take my belongings and furniture back over to England.
Any donations however will be welcome as every pound adds up doesn’t it.
Thank you for reading my post, and if anyone donates I would like to say a massive thank you now.
Hi my name is Shirley, I am 20 years old. I have an amazing 1 year old daughter, who brought me happiness that I hadn’t had for 7 years being in foster care. I planned to have her, give her the life I never had and live happily ever after, but of course, life has many obstacles.
I am currently living with my daughters father and his family. My daughter, her father and I tried going into shelter for help but in the end we ended up homeless again. I recently came to my senses and realized that my relationship with my ex isn’t healthy, and I need to separate from him. I feel that on my own i can accomplish more things and make a better life for my daughter. I use to feel I was a strong, independent woman and now all I feel is depressed. It’s hard for me to walk my daughter to the park just 2 minutes down the street. I am seeking help therapeutically because of this. I know I am a good mother but I could be better if I was a happier person with positive energy.
The only thing stopping me from moving on is that I haven’t worked for 1 year and 9 months so I have no savings, no money for an apartment, furniture, food, clothing, diapers, rent, etc. I am trying to get childcare so i can work and possibly go to school for nursing, but that will mean I have to continue living here pretending to be fine and in a relationship I don’t want, until I save up enough. I felt that in the meantime I should try anything I can to get extra help. Anything at all I would greatly appreciate. Thank you.
First I need to say I’m nervous and ashamed. I have never done anything like this and don’t know how much details I should write.
I am in need of 15000. Me and my kids have been sleeping in my car which got repossessed two days ago. I just had a baby about 6-7 months ago and after having her they found cancer on my cervix causing me to be out of work longer than I needed to.
I have three children 2 daughters and a son. My son father was granted temporary custody but only temporary because of our history.
If I can’t make it to a shelter I find empty houses or apartments for us to sleep in. My daughters father is ordered to pay child support but they’re looking for him because he hasn’t paid anything since the order was made.
Going through this hardship is how I lost my son. It has taken a toll not only on me but my oldest daughter. We are both in therapy and I also take two depression prescriptions and I have a therapist for that as well.
I feel like I’m letting my kids down, I feel like such a disappointment to them. My daughter tells her therapist she feels they way she feels and been acting out because she miss being in our own place and she misses her brother.
The doctors told me I should be clear to go back to work soon, God willing, but until then I need help. School is about to go back and I have nothing for my daughter. I asking for help not only for that but to be able to get a house some furniture dishes clothes etc. This is the only way I can get my son back , not just my son but my little family will be together. I hope to be able to get a cheap car to get me around with my newborn, and do family activities how we use to do.
Although I am suppose to be cleared for work soon. My occupation is a group home attendant in which case we only get paid once a month. Which means I won’t get paid until a month later.
My family is not, and have never been there for me bacause my father beat my mom paralyzed. She a actually had to be brought back to life the last time he put her in the hospital. All my life I have heard “I ain’t going to be shit just like him”. When I ask for help all I get is see I told you “ain’t shit just like him”.
My children don’t know my family at all and my family has never met nor tried to meet them. Even though I have tried to set the meet and greet up on many occasions.
Please find it in your heart to help us. My PayPal is PayPal.me/shakeemafelder
I’m usually the person that people come to for help and 80% of the time if I’m able to help out I do. Those closest to me that know I’m on bed rest and have been to my home keep asking what I need I reply with the basics whatever you can assist with tissue, soap, food, water I’ll take whatever I can get. I have 2 older children 14 and 16 and now out of nowhere I’m pregnant with my 3rd child which is how I ended up on bed rest. I cannot stand straight as my baby boy is pressing on my pelvic bone and the pain is excruciating I went into premature labor a few days ago the Dr was able to slow down my contractions and send me home on bed rest. I have come across hard times and would like some assistance until I get back on my feet. I’m currently waiting on my short term disability not sure if you’re aware but its a process meanwhile I’m over here with only a few dollars to my name. I reached out to dhs they claim I never provided them with proof of income and I did via fax as requested and received the OK that my fax went through successfully. I’ve worked all my life and it just seems to me a lot of us hardworking people can never get any type of assistance even when it comes to family and friends but we’re always the first ones they call when they’re in a bind. I was told closed mouths don’t get fed so with that my request is for $5,000 please? If not and you’re able to assist with toiletries and food I will be more than thankful…
My name is Linda. I am a single mother. I have two amazing children. I work 1 full time job – and 1 part time job and am continuing to look for other ways to bring in income. I budget my money – say no to my kids more times than I would like. This is my situation – once you fall behind – its next to impossible to get ahead. 6 years ago – I had to file for a Chapter 13 – had bad advice and got into tax trouble. I am happy to say that I completed my Chapter 13 – it has been discharged. That was no easy feat. In order to do that – I had to juggle what else I could pay. I ran my car to 245,000 miles and into the ground. I need an injection of $10,000 – so that I can get back on top. We can get by on what I make – barely – and I will continue to manage that closely. What we can’t get past – is paying off the debts and getting ahead so that I can breathe. If I could start even and clean – I can move us into a much more balanced financial future and – remove the stress – which overwhelms our daily life. I have some medical bills, and loans – that accrued while I paid off the Chapter 13. I am trying to sell my home – and once that is done – I will be debt free. The house needs some work to put it in a place to sell – but I can’t spend money I don’t have. It’s a vicious circle. I just want to go to bed one night – and not be up worrying about who I can pay and what to do with who I can’t. I would like to say yes to my son – I can buy you a new pair of shoes today – since your shoes have holes in them. But if I buy him shoes – I don’t pay a medical bill or another payment that puts me further behind and leads to more finance charges. I’ve tapped out my family. I will repair my credit – now that the Chapter 13 is discharged – but it is not ok now – so I can’t get a credit card and consolidate everything. Everywhere I look – I hit a wall. Today – I will start driving for Uber – one more way to try and bring in money – and I will continue to balance and juggle. I am just dreaming of being at $0 debt and living within my means. I can’t get out of this hole – without help. Thank you for reading this – and thank you for considering helping me.
I’m sorry I can’t add a picture because it keeps telling me my images are to big, but i would still like to tell my side.
Last year I became a single mother, my daughter’s dad has taken no responsibility, lied and didn’t support us any where throughout my pregnancy or after. He dated another girl behind my back and took her on holiday while I was 9 months pregnant, was told that my baby might not be growing properly and I’d just gone on to maternity leave. To find all this out with nothing to show from him but running myself into debt to try to buy for my baby put massive emotional pressure on me, On top of this I’d just moved into a beautiful but expensive flat with my sister that we’d saved to move into and I saw pregnant 3 weeks into it. It’s easy for my daughter’s father to say “I tried to trap him” but it doesn’t make sense and a complete cop out. I caught a severe case of prenatal depression and some postnatal so now I’m taking an antidepressant for the first time ever. I have worked as a chef for 12 years, and jobs throughout my teens but I can’t go back to the hours that chef life requires plus I already feel like I’ve had to miss out on my daughter. So I’m claiming benefits in the UK for the first time ever which isn’t the best feeling and with debts spiralling, I feel like I need the debts to go to start recovering properly and getting back on track. My daughter’s father left us homeless, no pram, no cot or moses basket so I had to move back in with my parents at nearly 29 and they luckily brought us a pram and moses basket or we would of been screwed at 9months gone. I went into labour almost 2 weeks early which was probably down to stress. Not sure what else to say but thank you for listening and hopefully helping us out
Single mom struggling.
I am a 37yo single mom of two wonderful kids ages 7 and 10. I have also been taking care of my mentally disabled mother for the last 4.5 years.
The past few years have been very rough on all of us. I went through a divorce after 11 years of marriage and then just under a year later, sad and vulnerable, I fell into an abusive relationship ending when he finally escalated and beat me up. During the fight my face slammed on the bathtub and cracked two of my front teeth. One eventually fell out and one is loose. I currently wear a retainer of sorts with a fake tooth in it so I don’t walk around looking a mess. And will continue to wear it until I can afford to have it fixed.
We are now on our own and the 50 hours a week I work isn’t making ends meet. I work very hard, but cannot afford to pay my bills on time and am always in fear of utilities being shut off or being evicted.
I’m trying so very hard and don’t know what else to do. I pour my life into my family and work and just want to be able to pay my bills, buy healthier food, and not be so scared that the car’s going to break or the kids are going to need something for school or something I can’t afford. My kids are in football on scholarship and once the season is over I will get a second job to make things work. For now, though, sports are what bring my children a much needed outlet and friends.
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I need help to get my baby boy and I back home to a safe place. We are in North Dakota and need to move back to my home state Michigan because my baby’s dad is no longer taking care of us. I am a 19 year old very intelligent good looking woman who made a terrible choice in trusting in my baby’s father who is 28 years old and extremely irresponsible. He lost his job last month and has spent almost every dime he had left on online dating and hookup sites. We are currently living in a mobile home in Belfield, ND but he has not paid the rent, our power is being shut off on August 23rd, 2017, we are almost $10,000 in debt with all of our expenses added up. I am down to the last 10 diapers for my son and we don’t even have a working vehicle or money to get more. He seriously spent all of our money on sex sites trying to get another woman so we cannot pay one single bill or buy food! We have been living off the food pantry for a few months now. My baby’s father is an addict and I am slowly becoming one myself and I just want to go home before I ruin my and my sons life out here with him. I have not one single friend or family member here. He threatens to take my phone every time I say I wanna leave and threatens to lie to police and throw me in jail so I don’t get custody of our son. He is a sick liar and has disappointed me more than anyone has ever in my life and I have been through A LOT. Please help me get home with my baby boy to a safe and loving home!
I got myself into a toxic relationship at a young age and had a baby, now I am trying to get myself out of it.
I feel like my life is falling to pieces and I am trying to stay strong and positive for my kids.
I cannot take the abuse anymore and I need help to get out of this. I don’t have friends or family to rely on for help. My mom passed away when I was 13 and my dad hasn’t been in my life for years.
Everyone needs help sometimes in their lives. I bought me a car and was in school but lost my car and had to quit school.
Now things are really bad at home and I need to get my kids out of this environment. I need to save for another car so I can begin working and going back to school.
I would Like something in the medical field, or to become a teacher. Just need a little help to get there.
We are also falling behind on the bills. Rent is 400 and past due and the other bills are coming up.
Really need help to get a car so I can start working and going to school TO GIVE MY KIDS THE LIFE THEY DESERVE. I don’t want them to grow up thinking its ok to get treated like their dad treats me.
Any amount of donation would help me so much. I feel like Im hitting rock bottom and don’t know what else to do, so I came here to ask for your help.
My goal is to save enough money for a car, get a job, put kids in daycare and school, go to school myself, and buy a small safe home.
Will you help us reach our goals?
God bless you and thanks in advance.
I am a single mom of 2 teenage kids. I work two jobs and have always had to work two jobs since my kids were born. I have always been able to manage but the past three years have hit me hard and things just seem to keep piling up. On top of my regular bills I now have medical bills coming in due to a surgery I had to have and had put off for years due to the costly medical bills I know I would inquire. We were without a car for a while but I was able to save up and get us one and within a month a car ran a red light and did a hit and run messing up the front bumper. I wanted to claim it on my insurance but as we all know that will make my insurance bill go up for some years and I am barely making it as it is. No matter how hard I am trying to come ahead something is always happening. I know that people have hard times all the time but making miracles happen seems to be getting harder and harder and now with school starting I find myself in even a bigger bind trying to get my kids read for school. I tried to upload pictures of some of the bills but it kept saying the files were too big. Any kind of help is greatly appreciated. PayPal.me/cgarcia839
I’m the mom of two beautiful boys(5 and 14). I support and provide for them without any financial help from their fathers. Although they both see and spend time with their dads, the men do not contribute financially to my household. I choose to stand on my own feet as much as possible. I feel that child support is unnecessarily punitive, usually to fathers, and having my son’s fathers financially beholden to me does not serve the purpose of bettering my children’s lives. I do work, part time, as a care-giver. It’s a job that I’m passionate about and allows me to have the flexibility in my schedule that I feel my children need. My career field does not pay very well. So, I struggle. I fight to keep the bills paid, usually paying whichever is closest to being shut off any particular month. I float short-term loans from family members so I can make the rent(which is more than half of what I earn each month). I take extra shifts when my kids are with their dads. I do whatever I can to keep things covered but, it gets so frustrating and disheartening sometimes. I have zero financial security. I can’t save anything when I’m running in the red, every month. I’m sure my story isn’t unique or even very compelling but, I feel like, it can’t hurt to ask. It wouldn’t take much to give me a little piece of mind and security. I had a little savings at the beginning of the year, about $1000, then the brakes went out on my 10 year olds van(which I need for work) so, that’s where that went. I’d love to be able to say, if something comes up(car breakdown, vet bills, unexpected needs), that I could have a plan for that. Or be able to give my boys something besides Toys for Tots for Christmas, or get an oil change and decent snow tires on the old steed, before winter hits. Or fill my oil tank at the house(which costs $750) so we don’t have to use space heaters again this winter. So, in conclusion, thanks for reading and if you feel compelled to help, it would be most appreciated!
We only have one car that isnt safe and dont fit us all in it. School is getting ready to start and i have 2 daughters with heath problems. One has jr ra and the other one is allergic to everything.we still need school stuff for them and i have some doctor bills that are messing up my credit so i cant get a loan. My kids dad my soon to be ex dont help much. He has sever meantly health problems. I do work for a company called visiting angels. With my car being so bad i cant work enought i work 6 days a week 4 hours a day. I have to pay all the bills and stuff and no money in my account. paypal.me/mommykaye8
I know maybe there are millions of people going through same situation but I never know if I don’t try, at least I am hoping there is someone out there kind enough who’s gonna read this and help me out.
I am a single mother of 2 beautiful children’s, boy 34 months old and girl 6 months old, recently separated due to domestic violence.
My kids means everything to me this is why I need to give them the “start for life” they need.
Before I had my little boy, I’ve been going through a lot of investigations and I tell you why, he was number 8 pregnancy and I can say even though all this problems and loosing so many pregnancies I never gave up hope like I do hope some one will read my story and help, then number 9 pregnancy been blessed with a beautiful daughter which I can say she has completed my life.
Why I need money? I am a very hard working person and before I had kids I was working 2 full time jobs and a part time job and carried on after I had my son and why? My ex was an addict, drugs, drinks, sex, porn, holidays to Thailand, dirty chats on FB,… Who was paying for all this? Me. Why? Because I loved him and I wanted him to get over his addictions, I wanted him to get well, I wanted a real family with a house and kids and all I’ve got now is around £40.000,00 debts (loans, credit cards, catalogues, unpaid bills etc,…) and my kids who are my life.
I am 40 years old and it would probably take me a very long time to clear all of this before I can even try to save for a mortgage and by the time I finish paying off this debts and save some money for a mortgage I will probably run out of time this is why I need this start for life. It is not for me but for my children’s future!
I know this may be sounding just like buying a lottery ticket, if I win I win if not not and that’s it, but I really hope is not.
I am urging you if you can spare any money at all please send to paypal.me/vprlj3032 I am desperate for real!
My name is Katie. I’m praying for a miracle and for much appreciated donations from kind hearten, understanding individuals such as yourselves. My family has endured some of the most challenging , painful, most traumatic situations over the past 2 years that has caused major setbacks such as shelter, income , and transportation. In 2015 only 2 weeks before Christmas the love of my life & father of my 4 beautiful children decided to end his own life leaving me all alone in this world with our babies. I struggled to find within myself the strength to be the mother my children desperately needed during this time when I thought my whole world was gone. I was able to find us a home and employment and thought I was doing okay until I shortly realized that trying to take on all the roles of both parents and all the things it took to run a household wad just to much for me and I’ve been dealing with the feeling of failure when I would love nothing more than to give my babies the world. If you could find it in your heart to give towards my family and I a new beginning it would mean so much and we’d be forever grateful to you all. God bless you for taking your precious time to listen!
To whom it may concern,
I am a single mother on social assistance with no vehicle. I spend my days looking after my 7 year old High Functioning Autistic son. So, about my son, since he is the reason behind this request: his name is Christopher. He’s very friendly and silly. I can’t imagine my world without him. He loves to jump and play and laugh. He doesn’t eat well with the medication he is currently taking for his ADHD. I recently purchased a small trampoline with some birthday money he received and he loves it. He’s just a carefree happy boy who has his challenges with following rules and listening, and also concentrating. He gets very frustrated and upset easily and most times all I can do to help him is hold him and hear him cry. He has come a long way this year, but he still has huge hurdles to overcome in his life. He also has separation anxiety, sensory processing disorder, and I feel he has phobias that prevent him from doing things he likes to do. He’ll befriend anyone and sometimes this is his downfall. He also constantly has the need to always be moving, so sensory gym outing and the autism room with music are necessary outings, which costs me taxi fare. So, on to the request I am making…. My check does not cover the cost of cab fares, bills, groceries, and other necessities for two weeks. My family allowance goes to his education fund, his snacks and food, also taxi fares, and items he needs that are not edible. I still cannot manage to get enough to cover everything. So I am requesting help in a sense of taking care of my son. I fear that he is not eating enough, despite my efforts, and someone is going to take it the wrong way, cause trouble, and I may lose him. Loving people have lost their children for a lot less around my way. Even though I know I am not neglecting him, some people just live for creating drama where drama should not and does not exist. I am sorry this was not exactly 400 words and I hope this gets accepted anyway, I am grateful. Thank you.
I am a recently single mother of a 21 month old child. I had a job for 10 years same company (contractor-no benefits). I worked up until 1 hour before my baby was even born. Company decided they would shut down. Gave us 1 weeks notice. With a 3 month old child and a husband from another country i tried to move and start again.
Since i don’t have very good education it is hard to land a good job. I am only good at warehouse type positions and inventory control.
I managed to find work here after a few months while my husband stayed home and looked after our baby. He couldn’t handle it and left. He had good reason i guess. His mother was also sick and he is a big family man.
I managed to get help from my oldest son for a short period of time. Trying to hold onto my current job. One month after my husband leaves i loose my job again. He can no longer help me to secure another job as he has his own new baby to care for now.
I currently get $900 for living. I am 2 car payments behind. Living on overdraft. I have a daycare set up to go looking for more work but i am not able to pay for it all. Until i get work i am going to be short $250 a month. Basic living is pretty expensive alone never mind any extras.
I have only my mother for family and she is old and restricted to her retirement savings. Not able to help me.
I need a little help to get me back on my feet so i can find another job quickly.
I consider myself very independent and far from lazy. I have always managed to care for my family. This time is a little different. I know i can do it again. Just hit a rough time.
If you can even help a little anything would be truly appreciated.
First off thank you for being on this site. And hearing me out.
I am a single, hardworking mother. I’ve had my share of struggles. Money always seems to be my number one enemy. I pay my rent, my phone, my sitter. I get paid bi-weekly and after my bills I’m barely left with enough money for food and gas
But I get by as best I can. sometimes we eat at family’s every day because we have no food. Some nights she cries and says she wishes she loved with Grandma because we have no food. She tells me she wishes my cousins were her mom because their kids are always doing something fun. I can never afford to let her go, or do anything with her for that matter. I take her to parks, do crafts. But sometimes she still makes me feel bad bc i can’t provide like them.
The reason I’m asking for help is bc i have no one else to ask. I get one more paycheck before school starts on August 10th. And I will probably have 60 dollars to last me two weeks.
I need to get my daughter school clothes and supplies. I promised her gymnastics this year, and not looking hopeful.
I’m begging, crying for help. My credit is horrible because of poor Financial decisions when I was younger. I’m over 40k in debt from school loans and a mess up on my taxes two years ago. so credit has never been an option for me. I would die for that luxury.
I’d be forever grateful. i help people whenever I can. Looking for a generous soul to help me. I will pay it forward when the universe lets me.
Thank you again for reading. God bless you.
I am a 21 year old, single mother to a 14 month old son.
At the moment I have no money due to my car loan and basic living costs. Now I know that’s own fault but I was rushing to have a car for when my son was born and honestly his best interests were in mind when purchasing my car.
I haven’t had a big disaster happen to me, I don’t have a sob story, I’m just really struggling at the moment. I have tried so very hard to find a job or a way to make money but I am not succeeding and am feeling like I’m failing my son.
Without my car loan I would have an extra 440$ a month which may not sound like much to you but it would be the world of help to me.
After rent, food, phone and car bills I am left with $26 for the whole month!
I am not a greedy person. I do not want $100,000. All I’m asking is for anything you can afford, whether it be $50 or $5 .
i have $8000 left on my car loan but obviously I’m not going to ask for that much because it’s a lot of money.
Im just a single mother trying to get my life on track so my son has a better upbringing then I did.. if you can spare even a dollar I am begging you please help me.. I am very thankful for any donations I get, god bless you all ❤️
I have two problems right now
but my CHILDREN’S problem comes first.
When i got pregnant with my first boy my grandmother set us up with a place to live.
recently she kicked me and both of my children out just to move the father of my children in. she completely cut us off (& not money wise)
she stopped helping with rides, stopped helping me get side jobs, she stopped buying the kids the stuff they needed.
we have been bouncing back and forth from my friends house.
I really need 500-1000$ or less just to help out, my boys need new shoes and clothes, they grow fast! my oldest needs school stuff. we have medical bills ect. I Have been trying to get on my feet. school, a job. something. i want to go back to school to get a good education and good job for my babies, but i also need a job to get a car, our own place, own things (my grandparents kept most of our stuff) But then i have an issue with a babysitter. my grandparents is the only family i have left, so i have no other family to help. i don’t have money to afford one nor do i trust day cares.
My issue personally is that i want to get my teeth fixed, i have modelled off and on since i was 16, but im very self conscious around people and taking pictures, i feel like i could actually make a career, not have such anxiety over meeting and talking to people.
but like i said my children always comes first.
I understand if you can not help out.
there are so many people in the world.
but i just want to thank you for listening to our story,
have a blessed day
I am trying to get back on my own two feet. I left my marriage of 21 years with the help of my best childhood friend. It was abusive from the start & over the course of the decades that followed became so bad that I believed the only way out was to die, either by the hand of my husband or by the depression that carved a hole inside me. I became a shell of the person I used to be. My friend helped me to see that I was worth saving & I left. The road to recovery was long & confusing because I had been with my husband since I was 16 so he was all I knew. I recall wondering how to act, what to say & even day to day activities were a mystery without the instruction I had been accustomed to for so long. I found myself apologizing for everything & I lacked the confidence to apply for a decent job. My friend owned a metal shop & he was a huge help to me in relearning how to live my life on my own. I worked along side my buddy in his shop for two years & slowly I came out of my shell. We even became room mates & later became business partners. My kids & I were finally happy. It was the perfect home; respect, love & trust were given to us right off the bat which was very strange to us but soon we got the hang of it & we laughed, had the freedom to our opinion’s & became the family we were always meant to be. Then one morning out of the blue my buddy had a stroke while driving. He was lucky not to injure himself further or hit anyone else on the road. It was a mild stroke caused from blood clots that formed in his heart. His heart was weaked to 25% functionality due to a heart attack that was thought to be indigestion or some other form of “not a big enough deal to go see a doctor” & it will pass illness. We were hopeful as the diet changes, workout plan & the wide variety of new bottles filled our medicine cabinet. The car was repaired but it seemed like my friend was not so easily to bounce back. He took some time off work to recover, which I thought was a great idea. So, for the two and half weeks that followed we stuck to the good eating plan, watched tv in our underware, played monopoly till’ the wee hours of the morning & gave our spa more use in that two weeks than it had in its lifetime. I handled the business matters from my phone when possible but I had to go in this particular morning for a face to face meeting with potential clients. I drove the treacherous 8 block commute back to the house & realized at that moment how happy my life was, how thankful I was to be alive & how the little things make life so great. My old friend declared his true love for me & confessed to loving me since high school. He left town heart broken, when I told him one night, way back then, that I was going to marry the biggest mistake of my life. Things made so much more sense now. We talked all night & in the morning he got on one knee & asked me to be his wife. I accepted proudly. He slid the ring on my hand & left the room to make breakfast. I used the bathroom & remember thinking how shitty I looked first thing in the morning. I jumped back in bed waiting for my fiancé. I asked if he needed help but no answer. Instantly my heart sank & my worst fears were confirmed at I approached the kitchen & saw him laid out on the floor. I ran so fast that my bare feet slid around the corners, leaving carpet burns on the balls of my feet. It seemed like an eternity to unlock my phone, open the dialer & get a 911 operator. “Ambulance” I yelled as I ran back to him. “Please!” I begged “He’s had a stroke…again. This isn’t supposed to happen. Please”
Unfortunately, my friend, my partner, my fiancé, my world was gone.
At the time I didn’t have a clue what to do. This man who claimed to be a good friend promised to help me out in my time of need. Which turned out all bad. In less than three months this friend stole everything of value from my home & my shop. My kids & I left with a secret one hundred dollars & a work truck.
We are staying with friends now, safe but long to have our own place one day. I sold the truck & purchased a jeep but have since had issues with, no longer runs reliably & tags are expired. I lost my job as a result.
So, I’m asking for any leads on jobs I can do from my phone, money to insure, tag & repair my car or buy a running used car, or possibly someone feels generous, maybe a bit of cash or even a loan to buy a small mobile home to call my own? Any help at this point will be very much appreciated. My paypal is paypal.me/LindseyBrewer
Thank you for reading my story.
I have been faced with life long trauma. From being taken from my mother as a child, being put into adoption in separate homes from my siblings, being able to once again life with my mother, Sexual abuse for many years, emotional abuse, and so much more.
Through all of it I have remained strong with my chin up. But I am pleading for help. Begging. Please help me. I cannot express enough what this would do for my future.
I could finally try to get ahead and make something better of my life. I need this tremendously.
I hope that I would be able to use any remaining money to assist not only my family but other families who have been members of abuse. I believe that world peace is possible. I hope to one day be a major part in that.
My name is Ms. Davis, I am hoping that I will please get through to someone! I recently had to resign from my hired position of CCA, with the USPS, due to my miscarriage. My body has been unable to withstand the extreme temperatures of the Tucson heat while trying to recover from the internal trauma. I have been in recovery for the last month and a half now. It is still a daily fight to keep myself moving forward. I had to resign from my position with the USPS after being unable to perform. I will able to be rehired but not until I am well enough.
This is not the only traumatic experience I have been through. I had to have a life saving surgery after my internal organs began shutting down. I was unable to eat or drink anything for over 16days. If I did not have the procedure when I did the doctors stated that I would have passed within 24hrs. The recovery from that is life long. I will unfortunately be suffering from this for the rest of my life.
I paid to go to school to be a Truck Driver and I am still struggling to pay back the school debt. I am also unable to drive due to my medical recovery. I am experiencing financial hardship, as well as, emotionally. With medical bills that wont stop coming, in addition to all other expenses; phone, gas, rent, utilities, just so many things. I cannot express wholeheartedly enough that it would change my life. I am a very strong willed individual who has continually faced hardship after hardship. I hope you can find in your heart to allow me help me with opportunity. I cannot express or emphasize that enough.
This is a sincere and earnest plea that I pray doesn’t fall to deafened ears. Throughout every struggle and hardship I have faced I have always come back with more tenacity and willpower then I had before. I am a hard worker; I strive for greatness and success in all aspects of life. Although faced with undeniably extenuating circumstances, I overcome.
When initially hired by the USPS earlier 2017, I was subpoenaed to court to testify in what may be one of the most heinous crimes you’ll ever hear of here in Tucson. I was the one of the victims of Mr. Kellywood, a man who committed sexual assault to myself for over 7 years, and to his adopted daughter for 3 years. This man stood trial proclaiming innocence and was found guilty; he has been sentenced 95-life in prison with no chance of parole. All information on the case is now public knowledge and I will attach a link for you to view and can validate its legitimacy. I have been under amazing stress and I have performed to the best of my ability! I do not now, nor will I ever, allow myself to be taken by grief or depression. I have fought face to face with the most unjust, and have miraculously come out as a survivor.
I greatly appreciate your time and reading through my message. I expressed to you my most humble request for your support in the opportunity. I hope to hear from you soon.
please follow the link
This is just one of the many links describing the nature of his crimes.
Hi, I’m Naomi Rangel a single mom of a 14yr old son that’s very smart and athletic. He’s an A/B student, respectful, friendly, and an overall good kid. I have issues with my health I have type 2 diabetes, sleep apnea, carpal tunnel in right hand, osteoarthritis in both knees, and overweight. My dr referred me to a Bariatric Surgeon to get Gastric bypass surgery. Which is a life changing commitment that I’ve decided to do. Getting it done will get me off insulin, make my sleep apnea go away, help the pain in my knees, and help me lose the weight. While at the same time get me physically active to live a longer life to enjoy my son. I grew up on a cotton/grain farm working hard labor to help my family out to get school clothes and a week of camping as our vacation. We lived on venison, rabbits, wild hog, fish, crabs, shrimp, and vegetables. Never did I feel bad that I didn’t have material things like other kids. I have never taken my son on vacation or even camping. I’m on SSI $1170 monthly and $65 monthly in food stamps, after my bills I roughly might have some left over for a pair of shoes, or pants or a shirt for my son. School starts August 16 and I’ve bought him pencils here, folders there, and paper as I find it on sale. So I’ve shared my life with you not to feel sorry for me but to have empathy. I’ve always worked hard never expecting anything to be given to me. My parents are deceased so I have to do this on my own. My insurance covers my surgery but not program fees $395 or exercise consult fee $45, or supplements for before and after surgery $160 give or take. I thank you for your attention to my request. The total of help I need is $600. paypal.me/NaomiRangel
I’m desperately looking for help. I am a single mother of 2 wonderful, happy, brilliant children, aged 8 and 9. I had them young, and their father and I bought a house a a young age, given a loan we should not have been given, signing papers we had no business signing at our ages. He left me 7 years ago, along with the bills. I was left with heaps of debt, and our house ended up getting foreclosed on a couple years later, as I just could not possibly keep up with the bills on my own. This forced bankruptcy on me at age 24, which has ruined my credit, and my financial situation all together.
I have been doing my best. I work 2 jobs. I have been trying my hardest to fix my credit, and get back on my own 2 feet. Ive been staying positive, and working really hard, doing all that I can while staying true to myself to make money to give my kids a decent life.
I’ve thought that the only way I’ll be able to get back on my feet is to do what so many women turn to – utilizing their bodies and gender to make the money they need for their children – but I cannot bring myself to take away who I am. I’d rather be happy and broke trying to figure out how to make ends meet with my children next to me, than turn into someone who has lost herself, who doesn’t understand true happiness anymore, who is numb. I never want my kids to think of me as weak, and I want them to be proud of me, to look up to me, to know that they do truly make me happy. And so I need to keep myself in a place where I can keep smiling around them. Which can be tough sometimes when going through this rough patch in life.
I live in a very small studio apartment. I struggle paying the bills, while trying for 3 years now to save for a space that I can give my children. That they can be proud of.
My children are so supportive of me. They’re so understanding. When I need to leave for work again I can see the sadness in their eyes that I won’t be around, but they still do their best to keep their tears inside, to tell me that they love me before I leave, to give me the best hugs. They don’t ask me for anything. They really are magnificent kids. They’re everything to me.
I need help to save money to get them a place to live where they can have their own space. they’re getting older, and different genders, and the constant closeness is wearing on them. My daughter, especially, is in need of her own space. Every now and then her brother will get on her nerves just do to so, and she’ll break down in tears asking how she can help me so she can have her own space. She tries to make crafts and asks me to sell them for her so she can contribute.
We’re trying. We really hard. I’m hitting a breaking point. Every month I wonder how I can cut my costs even more so that I can save even just $10/month towards our goal. I often sacrifice meals in order to make sure I’m saving at least a little toward our goals.
Thank you for taking the time to read this, that alone means the world to me. It’s embarrassing to ask for handouts, and it’s not where I thought my life would take me. Anything at all helps, I’m not asking for any outrageous amount of money from any one person. I’m just trying to find any way that I can to give these kids the life they deserve, and help saving up for that would enhance our lives in such a monumental way.
My daughter has stated that she will make a craft personally for anyone who can help us out at all as a thank you. She said she wants to make sure that if someone helps us that she can give them a smile.
Again, thank you so much for your time,
Hi. My name is Barbara. I am from Hungary but I am living in Bournemouth, England for a while now. I would like to ask if you could help me financially. I am pregnant and will be a single mum. The father of my child broke up with me not long after I found out that I’m pregnant and I haven’t heard from him since. I have a job but only been employed at this company for a few months which is not long enough to get even statutory maternity pay. I will be getting only a little amount of money from the job centre which is hardly enough to pay the rent and bills. I have to find a new flat to rent too because where I live now is not suitable for a baby. When moving to a new place I will need to pay a month and half or even sometimes two months rent as deposit up front plus another one month rent and agency fees. I don’t know how am I going to afford all this because I don’t have any savings. I’ve never earned enough to save any money. I also have to buy lots of things for my baby but don’t even have money to buy any pregnancy clothes for myself. I hardly fit into any of my clothes now:( Please help me. Anything you kindly give me and my baby will help. Thank you.
Hello, I’ve been searching for someone to help me for months and months. I hope you will find the time to read my message. I am 35 years old and have had a rocky start in life with two alcoholic parents whom I do not speak with anymore. I was given to a children’s home from the age of 12, but ran away from it at the age of 16 to Wales in the UK as I wanted to pursue a better life. I never finished school but when I was in Wales I was accepted into college and then went on to get a degree in business and taught myself web coding. I now have a daughter who is 13 years old, she is my everything. I work full time self employed as a web designer and have done for the last 5 years. It has been up and down and I have had to work several other jobs alongside my web designing to be able to pay bills and put food on the table. Because of illness last year I have accumulated about 20,000 pounds in debt and pay this off at about 2,000 a month…all my earnings go on paying my debts. I go to work to not make a living but to pay debts. I get phone calls every day about debts that I owe and when I can pay them. I am on depression and anxiety medication and have considered selling myself to be able to pay off all my debts. I am suicidal and just don’t see I way out anymore. The only thing that keeps me from ending it all is my daughter. I am desperate for someone to be able to help me, I can’t get any loans to pay it off, I have spoken to my creditors to be able to pay them off in smaller bits but they will only accept the amount which I am paying now. I have tried to get as much work in as possible but it is still not enough. I just need someone to help me be able to this debt off or lend me 20,000 pounds that I can pay off in smaller chunks so that my daughter and I have some money at the end of the month to live on. I will do anything in return for you being able to help me. Please please I don’t know what to do anymore Xxxxxxxx
I have nearly lost all hope in myself. I used to think I could move mountains- my dreams were big and my journeys bigger but I always managed to come out on top. Lately, my resolve is fading and I find myself perpetually preoccupied with concocting ways to overcome my financial distress. My mind is up to no good- going over crazy ideas on how I will get out of this situation. But nothing is working anymore and I find myself feeling desperate. So, while always being on the verge of tears, I stop to remind myself all that I am thankful for-my lovely 9 year old, happy, athletic, bright son, my amazing job teaching in a high-poverty area high school, my health
You see, I am a single mom, a high school English teacher and a woman who has amassed debt that is about to break me. No, I do not live above my means, I have an old car, a small house, and enough to keep my son and I looking like all is well. But, I am drowning. I have not been able to afford the HIGH payments for my student loans (I have a career that requires me to stay on top of the educational world and attain higher degrees, but my pay as a high school teacher does not compete with what I owe.) And Navient, the loan tyrant, has finally brought me to my knees. I had to resort to using my credit cards to pay for bills so I could in turn pay for my $500 a month loan payments, but I can’t keep up anymore.
With a masters and doctoral degree I am sure I could obtain a higher paying job- but then who would raise my amazing child? The local daycare that I can’t afford? And who would remain in the classroom for me? I was born to teach. I love my students and my job and I know I am building a better future for our world by positively building up kids who have even less than I do. I can’t leave them. And I need to show my son that I still canmove mountains. I just need a helping hand and a fresh start. Consider helping me, and I promise I will donate my time to each one of my lovely students, showing them they are worthy and able to climb their own mountains.With many thanks,
with great sincerity,