I’ve been staying with my mother and her boyfriend since December of 2017 when my daughter was three months old. I initially came to visit but got stuck here. My mother has been unemployed for over ten years. Her boyfriend works, but they live pay check to pay check.
I am unemployed because I had just finished school right before my daughter was born and I’ve had no one to watch the baby.
I’ve worked very hard to make very little online here and there to pay for a few things like diapers and my cell phone. But, my mother and her boyfriend continue to steal my money.
They blow through food stamps that are meant for me, my daughter, and my mother. So, I’ve only eaten twice a day to make them last, being hungry almost constantly, and they still don’t last. My daughter never goes without though, of course.
We don’t get to wash our clothes/bedding. Can’t afford it.
We’ve been plagued by a huge bed bug infestation that really is a nightmare.
My mother and her boyfriend have a long history of drug use, which I’ve been suspecting has been happening. They’re supposedly always gone working, yet they need to steal from me.
I desperately want to go home to PA, where I would have support and help with the baby while I look for work. Unfortunately, no one can provide shelter though for various reasons.
I really just want to be on my feet and self-sufficient/independent and provide for my daughter, but I can’t do that here.
I need a place to stay near my support, help with bills until I find employment, and a way to get there.
It is a lot to ask, but I’m so desperate and sick of struggling.