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Single Mom about to become Homeless - PLEASE GOD HELP ME!

NEED A MIRACLE started this conversation

I am a single mother of a beautiful 10 yr old daughter, who has no idea that very soon, she will be forced from the home she has grown up in, to live in her mom's car with her mom. In approx. 2 weeks time, I lost my job, received an eviction notice, my auto insurance will be cancelled (5 days left to pay), which means my car will be repossessed as it's financed, my credit cards are maxed out, late, and over the limit, my credit score (which I struggled and worked so very hard for) went from "Excellent" to "Poor", and the love of my life has left me. Social Services have told me that there is no assistance what-so-ever available for my family. No medical, no emergency housing, nothing. I was told it was due to budget cuts. I have called every where I could find, and am told the same thing each time - "I'm sorry, there just isn't anything we can do to help you."  I receive no child support (never have) and have absolutely no where else to turn. I am now down to absolutely nothing. I just used the last bit of change I could scrounge up to buy some cereal and milk. I have been on my own and have supported myself since I was 14 years old. I have always worked hard, volunteered my time, and tried my best to provide a stable life for my daughter and myself. I understand there are ups and downs in life, and that everything makes you stronger, but this is killing my soul. No matter how bad my life has been, I've always kept my faith and tried my best to stay positive and "keep on keepin' on", but now I'm becoming so weak. I feel like I'm falling down a dark black hole and trying to grab hold of anything, but just keep falling as there isn't anything to grab. I'm afraid that once the sherrifs notice goes on my door to evacuate my home and we are homeless, that social services will then take my daughter from me. She still isn't even aware I lost my job. I've hid all of this from her to try and protect her. She's 10 yrs old and innocent and I hate myself because of all of this. I pray to God everyday and night for a miracle. Please, please, from the depth of my soul HELP ME! 

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littlelacie   in reply to Reeksmom
Well, you're welcome girl!
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Reeksmom   in reply to littlelacie
Thank you for your help.
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littlelacie   in reply to Reeksmom
Have you tried for Section 8? Usually people with children get priority, however there may be others with children ahead of you. Go apply for TANF and foodstamps, and for WIC since you have a child 4 or younger. You can get food at food bank and at churches that have a food pantry, some food pantries have clothes closets and baby supplies,too. Also get more information online; type in help with bills, give city and state. You will get a list of places that might be able to help.
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I'm in the same situation. I am currently unemployed as I was a stay at home mother for the past two years, I have a 2 yr old baby boy and we just lost our place this week. We have been staying with a family friend but it is hard because my son knows he is not at home and its taking a toll on him. I don't have the best credit and all apartments I apply for deny me because of my credit and lack of job. I don't know what to do. I feel hopeless and depression is kicking in. Please God help us, I can't go another day like this.
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SoulSearcher   in reply to SisterServant
I believe you're right. I ask that you keep me in your prayers. I don't know what my future holds for me. I have to find a place to stay so my daughter can come back to me. I pray before my son is born. I just have to learn not to let my hot head and big mouth get in my own way. Thank you for your wisdom and words of inspiration. They mean more can I can possibly express.
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Twinkie1980   in reply to SoulSearcher
Look for a Apostolic church !!! I know they can help you !!!!
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SisterServant   in reply to SoulSearcher
Don't worry about the 2007 post. Maybe it was meant to be that we should talk. Even if you have done "too much wrong" as you call it, that does not mean that God has given up on you. God knows how we are. We are subject to make many mistakes in our lifetime. That is because we are mortal beings. You may feel as though you are self-destructive, but God's love for you cannot be destroyed. As far as I know Jesus was the only perfect "human."

God's love is infinite, everlasting. You say that you don't know what to do anymore. Just keeping talking to God. Tell Him everything that you feel. Thank him for all that He has given you. Ask him for what you need. Ask him for guidance and wisdom. Ask him for forgiveness. He will always be there for you. No matter what.

God is not like man. He does not turn His back on you. So, you should not give up on yourself. To be with God is to have a relationship of Love that never ends. God's Love is Eternal. Learn to speak to God in quietness and then listen back to see what you hear. Your relationship with God will grow stronger and then you will be less afraid.
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SoulSearcher   in reply to SisterServant
I apologize. The post I stumbled upon via a google search said it was posted in 2007. I know God cares and listens and loves but I feel as if maybe I've done too much wrong. Maybe I've gotten in my own way too many times. He's blessed me quite a bit and saved me time after time. But I always end up ruining it. I'm a self destructing being. I don't know what to do anymore.
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SisterServant   in reply to SoulSearcher
Oh and my situation is fine. I'm not rich, but I do not need to worry constantly about money. I can worry if I want to, but it is not necessary. God provides me with the basics. I pray everyday, for myself and others. I give thanks and I ask for what I need. So, you could try this. Thank God for what is right in your life and ask Him for what you need. Everyday.
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SisterServant   in reply to SoulSearcher
I'm not sure where you got the seven years ago from, but I have had many rough patches in my life. I got through all of them by talking to God constantly. Everyday. I had to learn how to become quiet so that I could hear back what God was saying. It is about relationship. If you form a relationship with God, God can become your best friend. But you must find quiet time to talk to your best friend. Once, you start to hear what God suggests and you pay attention, then you get a better idea of how things will work. There is always hope.
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SoulSearcher   in reply to SisterServant
I was just wondering how your situation is now and how you got through such a rough patch seven years ago? I am now in a similar position with a two year old and I am seven and a half months pregnant. I just need to know there's hope
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truelovemommy   in reply to Shaggy Dad
hi im.sorry to hear tjat u are having such a difficult time. im a single mom of three boys and I have had my struggles believe me. it took a long time and I had to learn to believe in god and it helped me thru alot. I want to help you Iknow how it is not having a roof of ur own for tje babies. dont give up. gid doest put more than.u can handle in u.
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SisterServant   in reply to greatrosini
Thank you so much.
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greatrosini   in reply to SisterServant
Sister servant...U TRULY ARE GODS SERVANT...A TOOL I HIS WORK. Thank u for that. We need more faithful Christians...doing exactly what u r doing. its part of being a true Christian. :)
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I truly hope now its years later...that you found the help u needed back then. I too...faced the same story. I did end up homeless w a mentally challenged son. Painful trials can be blessings. They show us how strong we are...what we are worth...and in my case...FINDING GOD. Please comment back...i would love to hear whats happened...and if u got a miracle.greatrosi
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SisterServant   in reply to Shaggy Dad
Dear Shaggy Dad,

You say that you pray. That is a great start because you are right about the fact that it will take a while to get the law changed. I am sure that God is hearing your prayers.

However, you might want to add a few different words to what you are already saying. Like most of us, you are probably asking. There is nothing wrong with that. But I have learned that God also likes to know that we totally trust Him when we cannot see any evidence of the good that He is capable of bringing about. So, in addition to asking, begin to thank him for what you need as though you already have it. What you need is, in fact, waiting for you through God's eternal love.

In my lifetime, He has shown me this over and over.

So, here is a prayer that I will share with you. Copy these words on a piece of paper and add them to your prayers and include them EVERYDAY without fail. God will surprise you in an awesome way.

Father God,
Thank you for all your love. You know all the details of what I have been going through with my children. And Oh Lord, you know everything that we need including a safe home and food. You also know Lord that I love you and I believe that you love me and my children. I believe that your Eternal Love is the source of all goodness and I thank you for it. Right now, I am claiming my prosperity and my abundance according to the wisdom of the Holy Spirit. In Jesus' name, I give you honor, praise, glory and thanks for answering my prayers. Amen.
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Shaggy Dad
I'm a disabled single father of three and I'm homeless do to a regulation of calworks ! I have three baby girls two , three , and five ! Do to the fact that I have been disabled 80% of my life and my parents are retired my disability comes from sad now and calories count that as earned income and say I'm to spend the money the government has said is to take care of me alone and it is a federal crime to use it in any other manner ! So no I'm trying to feed my family of four with the money for one ! I have been told by every organization food bank homeless shelter emergency housing transitional living to be able to get my girls a home ! I have been told by every single one that I do not because I'm a male , or disabled or long term disabled ! Now I'm trying to do the best I can by friends letting me and my girls at least have a place for them to be kids during the day and at night we sleep in the bed of my truck ! What do I do ? I pray ! I'm trying to get the law changed ! But that could take years ! I have read every response to the poor mother that is going through it and I feel for her and have tried every one of your suggestion already myself ! What do I do ? My baby's don't deserve this !!!
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SisterServant   in reply to Memekkgab
I will keep praying for you memekkgab as you requested. Don't forget our last conversation. Not only must you ask Jesus for help, but you must thank him when you cannot see the help or know how it will come.

SisterServant .
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Anomaly   in reply to Memekkgab
I'm sorry about your son. I hope you get help!
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woman in a shoe   in reply to Memekkgab
I don't know if u even came to this pg for help I tell almost all the ones I post to if 211 don't work for them let me know and I will come up with something else but I have call 211 in the past and they give me what info I won't. Have u try low income housing u can sign up in more than one county I do know a lot of them have a waiting list but I did tell one girl on here to sign up with them and she did she got a place now in low income housing she comes on some time to just to talk to me and let me know how things are with her and the baby's. Good Luck and God Bless
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