Funded 11/10/2018
Self-Sufficiency Grant
Imminent Loss of Housing
Urgent Health Care

Status:
Awaiting Funding

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This person has left the following thank you note:

User-submitted image -  Click to see real sizeThere are no amount of words worthy enough to explain my gratitude when I saw this application status. I am usually the person offering my last to help others, therefore I had no idea this was even possible the other way around when I could never see past being superwoman. My heart is filled with joy as it's unimaginable the pain me and my daughter experienced this past year. I am so happy and thankful for your help and this support has shifted my life back on track and in the right direction. My family thanks you so much from the core of our souls. Thank you.



Help Single Hardworking Mother and Teacher With Rent After Daughter's Mental Health Care

My Story:

I am a single hard working mother of two children ages 3 and 12. I am a NYC public school educator and a very active single parent to both of my children who are very intelligent and talented. I also volunteer with the NAACP and run my own women's community service organization. I come from a very disadvantaged and poor upbringing but I rose above it. I am a first generation college and graduate school graduate and I am my entire family's most stable resource.

I am a educator, not only an educator but a school counselor. Children's emotional development and well being mean so much to me not only in my profession but also in my household. My eldest daughter was physically abused recently by her father's partner and she suffered a great deal of PTSD and expressed recurring suicidal ideation for months. I took every measure possible to support my daughter including paying hundreds in counseling and extracurricular activity fees, and thousands in lawyer fees to fit a case against what happened to my daughter. All of the financial sacrifices I took to help my daughter have unfortunately resulted in getting behind on monthly bills. Despite the financial hardship of the entire occurrence my daughter is doing much better. I too have suffered a great deal of emotional distraught due to being as strong as possible for my daughter and in response to my financial hardship. We need your help with our rental arrears.

Helping me with the outstanding back rent will allow for me to use money from my pay check to pay my car payment and bring them both current. Your help will save the stability of both my children and myself as they have no other reliable adult to take care of them and I have no reliable family members financially or physically stable enough to assist with my situation. Your assistance will make it possible to bring me out of this dark moment and help me get back on track and being financially responsible.


As of 2018-11-10, this application has been fully funded!

This request for help was funded at the recommendation and through the support of Modest Needs' donors.