Hello, my name is Nicole. I really do not even know where to start, this is embarrassing to have to do, however I am at the end of my rope and do not know what else to do. I’ll just explain what brought me to this site. I am a single mother of 2 in my early 30s, I have been struggling financially for quite some time, behind on all bills, but somewhat maintaining.
I encountered a blessing last spring, I received a letter advising me that I had been accepted into a degree program I had applied to (that is extremely challenging to get into) and the program would start in Aug 2018. This was the best news I’d had in such a long time, something I’d been praying for as the field has been a dream of mine, not only because it’s an interest, but also because it is a career that will turn my children and my life around tremendously. My kids are both under 10 years of age, but have missed out on so much (such as sports they are interested in, etc) because I just simply haven’t had the funds to make it happen, which is devastating for any parent.
So, not to drag this out… I started the program in Aug 2018 (and due to graduate in May 2020!! :)), which meant my hours working were reduced by half, I am now working half-time, which has been an extreme blow to my situation. As I stated, I was struggling to begin with and things have become increasingly worse and I have falling even more behind, especially on my rent. Well my landlord has been patient with me for as long as I guess she can be and has now drawn up court papers, so I have a court date on Monday, June 3, 2019, yes, right around the corner. I have gone out to try to get local assistance however I’ve been told they’ve run out of funds at this time, but also that they cannot help with the full amount that is needed.
So, currently I am 3 months behind on my rent (including late fees) in the amount of $3,853.00. I know, this is a great deal of money to be behind, I have done my best to keep a hold on my situation, I have failed to do so. I know this is my responsibility, however I am in a bad place at this time and have run out of options. At this time I only have $1,050.00 to go towards the due amount. I have reached out to family, but they have things going on and cannot help me right now.
I have recently been able to eliminate several financial responsibilities that will allow me to keep up with my household bills with my current pay and the child support I receive, which isn’t much but I am grateful. However, I cannot afford that rears/back rent/late fees I am being taken to court for. After I went out to unsuccessfully get help within my county I got online to try to search anything that would be helpful and I came across this website. I am in dire need of help before my children and I are made to vacate our home. I do not have any family close by and if we have to move out I don’t know what we’d do. I do know that I’d likely have to quit my program because I would have to move back to my mother’s home which is too far away to continue the program.
I am asking for any help, I am a very stubborn person when it comes to asking for help, but as I stated I am in dire/desperate need and this is my last option. If you can, please help me with my situation. I absolutely appreciate any donations to help towards my mess. Thank you in advance.
Please let me know if you can help…