It really is hard for me to sit here and type all of this as this was not something that I ever had in mind. To start off, I am the eldest sister of 4 brothers and 1 sister and the reason I am asking for financial help is due to to the risk of not being able to afford my rent and risking homelessness again, only this time it would be during a pandemic.
From 2012 I had suffered from anxiety, depression and now complex-PTSD due to growing up in a very toxic and abusive environment. My mother had ovarian cancer (she is 8 years cancer free!) and my Dad was an abusive figure, who physically and mentally tormented my family. In 2015, I finally convinced my mum to leave our abusive household and flee from my biological father to seek safety- I graduated in 2015 all the while fighting a court case against my dad for the safety of my siblings and mother. We were in and out of a security centre, essentially homeless for a few months until august of 2015, where we were offered a half way house then eventually a government funded house. We saved up from then on out and stupidly got tricked into investing in a rent/buy scheme for a house which we eventually lost, again. My Mum and stepdad worked in agriculture, so when the Australian bush fires hit, our finances were affected drastically. My Mum then decided to leave to another state, in order to try to start fresh. I am currently studying in University, but had to defer to help my Mum and my siblings as we are drowning in debt due to everything happening around us.
To add more on top of the things that we are currently facing, I also have been medically diagnosed with endometriosis and fibromyalgia which impairs my ability to work. I have been the main caregiver for years as all my siblings are still of school age. Due to the pandemic, I have not been able to find a job or find support within family nor the government. With the paycuts and slashes, I can no longer afford to pay rent, utilities and medical expenses, alongside paying for groceries.
I am in dire need of help and would appreciate any I can get during this very difficult time.