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Self-Sufficiency Grant
Imminent Loss of Housing
Unsupported Single Parent


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I'm Waiting to Recieve Child Support from My Ex Husband, but I Need Help Keeping Our Home Please!

My Story:

After divorcing my ex-husband, my children and I moved from Colorado to Fort Jackson in South Carolina. I decided to relocate us because I received a promotional opportunity at my job, and it was too good to pass up for the sake of my family. I have four children, and currently, three of them live with me while the other one attends school in Arizona. It's been difficult for all of us after the divorce, but we're settling into life and are happy. Our family dog Ace has also been a huge source of moral support for us too, and we love spending time together with him!

Currently, I'm working full-time and have begun my promoted position in full, but we're really struggling financially because my ex-husband won't pay child support. When parenting together, we were both earning an income and were able to take care of our bills fairly easily; however, now that it's just me and my income alone, it's difficult to balance all of our expenses. I have no doubt that with the child support payments our financial situation would be much easier, so I'm waiting to get a court date in order to hold my ex accountable for those payments. In the meantime, we're really struggling, and I'm worried that we could fall behind on our rent and be evicted soon.

Currently, I really only have enough income coming in to be able to put food on the table for my children and I, and I'm worried that we're going to come up short on our rent for this month. It's frustrating to be in this situation because if my ex-husband would just do the right thing and pay child support for his children, then we wouldn't be in a situation where we could possibly be homeless. Nevertheless, I know that I have to persist and do everything that I can to make sure we keep a roof over our heads until a court date is set, and that's why I'm asking for this help with our rent now. If we can just make it another month, then I know that we'll be in the clear as far as our financial situation goes. My children will be able to continue on in our new home, and they'll be able to flourish thanks to this kind and generous act. On behalf of my entire family, I want to say 'thank you' to everyone who helps us keep our home.

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