I have recently been looking anywhere and everywhere to get assistance for my family. My family consists of my boyfriend and our four children. Our children are a 13 year old girl, 13 year old boy, an 11 year old girl and a 9 year old girl. Right now my boyfriend is laid off from his job which is putting a strain on the family. I am working full time, and I was able to work overtime and I was working as much as I possibly could, but that has now ended for a while. I am currently looking for a part time job in order to get things caught back up, and my boyfriend is looking for full time work. So far I have received no responses to my applications, but I know I just have to be patient and keep applying anywhere possible.
Over the weekend I received an email from my landlord that if something is not received soon for rent, we will be forced to look for somewhere else to live. This makes me feel like a bad parent, because since I can't pay rent means I don't have the money to move somewhere else. So in essence I feel like I am putting my kids on the streets all because I can't get all the bills paid. Another reason my family is in the hardship is because my ex husband is to provide child support on three of the children and I haven't received a full payment in almost a year. Currently he owes me over 6,000 and the state is not helping in going after him for that. They have told me that in January it will be turned over to the prosecuting attorney, but in the mean time I just keep getting further behind. Which is why I decided to get a part time job until I am able to start getting the child support again and to get ahead.
I have been robbing Peter to pay Paul, just to keep the utilities on and I am faced with having to pay 342 by the 15th or my lights will be turned off. This is very frustrating and I am reaching out to anyone that would be willing to help. I have contacted the ministrial alliance in my hometown and they provided some groceries recently. My sister is also going to be helping with groceries, and I am trying to pay whatever I possibly can. But with the 15th being just a few days away, I worry I am not going to have enough to pay what I need to pay in order to keep food on the table, the lights on, and to avoid being evicted. I have faith God will see my family through this rough time, and I appreciate any and all assistance I receive as well as prayers for my family.
I also know there are families out there that are even worse conditions I am in, and I pray someone helps them too. I hope when I get caught back up again I will be able to do the same for someone else. Thank you for taking the time to read and God Bless.