I’m a twenty five year old single mother of a one year old boy, Hezekiah. As of March this year I lost my job and have been struggling to keep up with my two bed room apartment rent , pay my bills, and keep food on the table. I have absolutely no help and have learned the true meaning of ‘it takes a village.’
Simply because I don’t have one. It was just been impossible to pay my rent fully every month and now that a new company has taken over the complex building they no longer except partial payments. Since I get unemployment I don’t qualify for tanif. I have constantly been to the welfare office in hopes that I could find help but I hear all to often. I’ve even tried to reach out to organizations that help with back rent but I just don’t qualify.
I’ve applied for childcare connections and I don’t even qualify for that and without that I can’t work. The only reason I even have this apartment is because of the help from a woman’s shelter. Things have been so tight that the only furniture I could afford was a reclining chair, dining room table, and a playpen for my son to sleep in. I am at my whits end and don’t know what else to do.
I have two days to come up with my full amount of past due rent in order for my landlord to consider cancelling my court date on october 19 to determine whether or not my son and I will be out on the street. If you could find it in your hearts to consider helping us, or just simply sharing this along I will forever be grateful.
Sincerely a desperate single mother.