I really don’t want to do this and I feel terribly guilty, but I don’t know where else to turn.
I am a college student (cutting back to part time this semester, but may have to drop out), 23 weeks pregnant, and soon to be homeless.
I am unable to acquire low-income housing due to problems with my previous landlord- she claimed we abandoned our apartment, and were automatically disqualified for our application. I am ineligible for food stamps and WIC due to the fact that I am a college student and not working at least 20 hours a week. I am unable to work a “real” job due to my untreated mental illnesses (treatment had to stop because of my getting pregnant), and the fact that I am largely pregnant is also a huge factor in my not getting hired. I was dependent on my financial aid to have a place to live, and now I can’t even pay my tuition. My living situation I am in now was a temporary agreement, and I’ll be getting kicked out if I don’t leave soon. I will have to live in my car. This wouldn’t be so bad, but I am in Wisconsin in the middle of winter. I looked into the option of using a payday loan place, but I would not get the amount I need to get by, and I cannot pay it back in a reasonable amount of time. I would only dig myself into a deeper hole. I don’t have family here, the closest I have are 6 hours away.
I have literally exhausted all of my resources. I have absolutely nowhere to go, no money to eat, provide a home for my son, or to continue my college education. My tuition for this semester is $1,114. My book is $136. And I woke up this morning with a new charge to my account for $706 for last semester, I don’t know if there will be more. (see pictures below.)
I ask that you spread this post for me, so that others will see it. I need help. If anyone knows of any resources that I haven’t mentioned, please let me know! Also, if anyone knows somewhere where I can get an e-textbook or rent this book maybe for less than the regular price of just purchasing the book, I would love to know about it.
I do not want to beg for money, but I really don’t know what else to do right now. My anxiety is at an all-time high, I am constantly having panic attacks now, and I am terrified that this amount of stress is going to affect my son. My depression is becoming harder to fight, I feel like a failure to my son already.
So yes, I am also begging for money, along with resources. I’m sorry. I swear I will never burden Tumblr with this again, but I am in such a tough spot right now and I can’t get out by myself, no matter how hard I try.
I have a PayPal button on my blog- aanjikwag.tumblr.com
I also sell beadwork, but I don’t have much inventory, but there are some things available if you’d like to look- littlebirdaccessories.tumblr.com
I have 10 days to figure this out- class starts on the 13th.
Anything will make a difference.