I don’t want to be homeless AGAIN, any help is appreciated.
Ok, so here’s the rundown.
I’m a chronically/mentally ill mixed woman of color (and an abuse survivor) who is now freaking out about the possibility of being homeless for a fourth time in five years.
I’m 25, I have my undergraduate degree in music, and I’m waiting to start training for a teaching job in the arts, but I’ve been in limbo for a month because they couldn’t verify my race for the background check that you have to do to be a teacher.
I’m only asking here because I don’t have a family support system, and I know my friends are in only slightly better financial situations,
In the meantime, I am working as a server at my second to last job– I had been managing a restaurant, but the owner is cheap and fickle, and wanted to rebrand and renovate the location, putting me and my employees out of work for the last two months. I’ve managed to pay bills and afford food until now, but I’m screwed for the next two months for three reasons:
- my roommate has JUST told me that he is moving out and not paying me the rent for the last two months on his lease (we’re friends and we’d talked about this, and he wanted to move into a different house, but he would have to find someone to sublet or pay, now he’s just leaving and not paying me anything)
-the State/FBI won’t sign off on my background check because they don’t want to put “Other” for mixed race.
I may have to completely resubmit my background check, I’m biking to the Sheriff’s office downtown in a few hours, but the school cannot legally begin training me until they get the documents back from the State.
-I have $1.13 in my savings account and $0.00 in my checking account. I’m closing a credit card I have tomorrow morning to get the cash back I put down to get it (I was a $500 limit, for first-time credit users to build credit), so I might have enough for rent tomorrow after doing that, but I’m afraid I might not even have enough for that.
I am a writer and editor, with a background in poetry, creative fiction, and scripts, and I also do art, and can draw or paint something for you for a few dollars.
If you can help at all, I would really appreciate it, and if you need something I could help with, please let me work for your donation.
Even $1 would help– I can pair that with the loose change I have from being a waitress and use it to get to job interviews downtown, a couple dollars and I can buy some eggs.
Mostly, any help would keep me hopeful, because I’m feeling pretty desolate right now.
There’s a donate link connected to my paypal on the page, too. Or, if you want to email it, you can PM me and I’ll give you my email address.