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.