My husband, our sole provider to us and our 3 littles, was let go from his long-term job in February..a month after we lost our only car in an accident (everyone’s okay).
We went two months without income, and almost lost our home. Thankfully, he got a temp job. A week before his perm sign-on was supposed to happen, the company let go of ALL the temps, a day after they told my husband he was “doing a great job & will definitely be hiring on”.
It’s been 3 weeks. His new job (perm hire) is dragging their arses on getting him started. We have rent due, elec due (AZ summer), all our bills due, and embarrassingly low on food until food stamps kick in on the 9th. We have tried everything to get by but nothing is working in our favor and the little bit we do get has to go towards diapers or a small dinner. There is no gov assistance to help us. One place we can call for an hour and half straight (100+ calls each phone) with a busy signal, only to be told they’re full for the week and to try again next week (we have, every single week.),
The only other option is a church but every time we go (3 x week) they don’t have anyone available to do a house visit.
We’re so lost & so scared. We have no money, no car, no family/friends to help us when we do get evicted, nowhere to go. I can’t imagine the thought of my children literally living on the street but it’s going to be inevitable. Even if he does start his job soon, by the time he gets paid, plus late fees, it wouldn’t even be enough.. including trying to keep our elec on.
Mentally/emotionally I’ve been on the fence, circling the drain, my kids deserve so much better than all this but I know if I do something stupid – it’ll just make things so much harder on them. I just want my kids happy and comfy in their home, but we can’t even give them that. As soon as someone sees our kids on the street I know CPS will be called and they will take our kids. We’ve had nothing but bad luck the past year and I’m SICK of it. I’m sick of it all.
What do you do when you have no one, nowhere, & nothing?