Funded 01/23/2020
Self-Sufficiency Grant
Imminent Loss of Housing
Temporary Loss of Income

Status:
Awaiting Funding

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The Father of My Children Threw Us Out. I'm Pregnant, Behind on Rent, and About to be Homeless!

My Story:

I am a 33 year old single mother of one 9 year old son and currently pregnant with another son due in January. I love being a mom and my boys are my life! I'm working hard to give my sons the life they deserve, but unfortunately, I've had a setback and really need help.

I work in a salon as a licensed esthetician, and until recently, I'd been living with my sons' father. This let me take extra clients on the side while he watched the kids. Between his and my jobs, we were making it. But then, my relationship took a downhill turn, and recently, my childrens' father and I broke up. As soon as that happened, he put me and my son on the street and we had to struggle to find a place to live as fast as possible. Without my ex to watch my son, I can't take on extra clients, and my pregnancy has limited the number of hours I can work right now, so this is just the hardest things have ever been for us. I kept things going as long as I could but we've gotten behind on rent, and we're about to be evicted from the apartment.

I'm hoping Modest Needs will help me catch up on our rent so that I can have a home to take my new son to when I give birth sometime next month. The late fees are piling up, so without help, I know we're going to be evicted, and at that point, I don't know what we'll do. I don't have any friends or family who can help, and as far as living with somebody, all of my family lives a long way away.

Like I said, I'm due to give birth this month, and I'll be back to full time work within six weeks. I should be able to make it on my own during that time, and then I'll be back to work full time, without the burden of security deposits and such hanging over my head. Without your help, though, it's likely I'll be bringing my new son back to a homeless shelter. I don't want that to happen. Please help me if you can. Thank you.


As of 2020-01-23, this application has been fully funded!

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