I am a homeless 42 year old single dog Mom currently trying to survive in Fort Collins Colorado. Not only do I live in a city That isnt too homeless friendly Buy a local police department and sheriff. And I get it there are a bunch of homeless people that have made people like me like me look bad I’m not your typical homeless woman This wasn’t my dream this isn’t where I seen myself when I was younger it just kind of happened Starting with the covid nightmare Which led to me losing my employment and eventually my home And ended with this yes I wanna call adventure because anything else just makes me sad.. My day typically starts with a trip to the Murphy center to grab a cup of coffee and put my name on my laundry list and a shower list And hoping to be chosen which happens rarely then quick stop at food bank for anything cause at this point everything helps Then off to find a water supply That I can get enough water to hopefully last through the day with the Dishes, Cleaning washing of body parts and water to drink.. (Which turns out people really do take water for granted you don’t know how great you have it until you’re without it).. Then hopefully to work to my part time job if you want to call it that, basically on call whenever the guy needs me and this is doing hard tree removal and landscaping.. Also includes him making rude comments and telling me how much he is in love with me just so I could get some money so I can walk into the store with my head up and purchase Well needed items instead of shamefully shamefully sticking them in a bag. Trust me not my finest moments but when you need something that bad you will Unfortunately Take that chance.. And it’s not items that you Just want and cant have, it’s items that are necessary for your survival.. Then it’s followed by a 45 minute drive up into the mountains We’re hopefully Your camp is well hidden from the rest of the world..( So I thought) Turns out people are really nosy and they really hate homeless people..and on top of that but I was getting a visitor every night for the past week, turns out it was a mama bear (a black bear) and her baby Cub. Like clock work every night as soon as it got dark They came we were unsure at the time exactly what it was but my dog who barks at everything would start Shaking and we would just stare into each other’s eyes and silence. I would just start praying that we would make it through and whatever it was would stay outside as we heard it just ramsacking everything! going through the truck knocking the rocks out of the fire pit.. God answered my prayers in the form of a forest ranger who informed me that you could only camp for no longer than 14 days and that i would have to move leaving my camp and all the hard work to conceal it behind So once again we packed everything up this time we headed back to town and found a spot That I thought would be perfect 3 days later come back to a note on the tent informing me I was trespassing and I would yet again have to move And I had one day before the sheriff would show up..
I can’t tell you how exhausting it is time after time after all my hard work and having to move. I’m pretty much giving up on housing because every Avenue I’ve been down has been one has been 1 dead end after another I’m pretty much giving up on housing because every Avenue I’ve been down has been one has been 1 dead end after another I’m hoping to get a RV I’ve been trying to save up money but it’s really hard to do homeless i think im keeping the ice company in business and we all have been a slave to the gas companies lately.. And seems like the price of everything has gone up And I’m afraid it’s not gonna go back down Cost of living is crazy for a single person. Trying to save up for 1st and deposit on a place but…I think I would have better chances with a RV at least when I had to move I wouldn’t have to tare down my camp or invest all that time each time making my camp i could just start it ang go I know my dog would agree that it’s a lot safer than A-tent as far as bears go Or other wild animals for that matter. So if you could please help me get a RV I will forever be grateful..