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Smile4Susan   in reply to pagebre   on

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Well, I can tell you how we were helped. The weatherization program came in and made things slightly worse by declaring my furnace and hot water heater dangerous and damaged beyond repair and shut off the gas to my house, but then referred me to EmpowerNY who replaced them. The hospitals either forgave some of the debt or reduced the cost for medical that we can't pay so the debt goes unpaid, we got food stamps but no cash (cash was like $40 a month and for that they wanted me to join a 40 hour per week job search program that would cost me $100 in gas to participate in.... Like really!!). If your child is under 5 you can get WIC for milk, cereal, peanut butter, etc. Both of my sons were placed in a job rehab program that takes two years to complete, but we have received letters that one of them is no longer eligible for SSDI and the other one isn't injured badly enough to qualify for SSDI. My parents think the government is going to make it really, really tough to get any help, anywhere, and we are certainly seeing it. I have had no cash assistance from anywhere. After the last check we receive in December, we're out, too. Someone suggested Catholic Charities, and once when I was starting over following divorce I went to them to ask for used furniture at a shop they had... They were nasty and snotty to me because I am not Catholic, so I don't know how different they would be here and now. So, we're basically waiting to drown. A realtor friend told me that when I stop paying my mortgage, I have roughly three to four months before I will be legally forced out of my home. I just keep looking for jobs and hoping for some thing.
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Smile4Susan   in reply to Kukai0429   on

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Hello Kukai, I am sorry I didn't reply to your message earlier, I wasn't sure how this system worked!
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Smile4Susan   in reply to pagebre   on

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Hello!
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Smile4Susan   in reply to gpablico   on

My autistic son, graduating, which means child support and his disability aid ends.

I like to think so... It seems we are going from one disaster to another. It hasn't stopped.
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kmw97   in reply to stephanie11812   on

Single Mom and Pregnant need Housing ASAP

Hey, I had my son when I was 18 and I can never imagine how hard it would be to have two at that age. Obviously, this is all a very personal decision and only you can make it. I personally have never thought of adoption as "giving up" a child; Also, I personally have never done this, and I'm not sure that I could have. I just think maybe you should go talk to someone about it, even if you know you will never do it! Adoption is a lot different these days; birth moms can, if they choose, still be in the child's life. My heart breaks for you and you daughter, and your son who is not yet here. Motherhood is stressful at my age (35) still; it was even more so stressful when I was younger! What part of Illinois do you live in? My parents live in Illinois and my dad is a pastor; I will check with him if he knows of any resources that may be of help to you.
Also, if you are 18 I don't think your mom should be able to still have you on her benefits. I am not sure how this works in IL, but especially if she isn't helping/supporting you in any way. You need to go into you local Department of Social Services and talk to someone about this. I don't think she has to take you off; I believe if you go in and talk with someone, or file for yourself, DSS will take you off of her benefits. Like I said, I'm not positive about all this, but it doesn't sound right.
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kmw97   in reply to The Wizard   on

Nonprofit Organizations

I am in a program and will be graduating May 2014. I was 1 of 10 chosen out of 69 applicants. I feel so blessed to have an opportunity to gain education and the understanding to work in a field I will love and enjoy working in. I am a single mom to three boys and have been out of work since 11/12, due to the intensity of this program, I have been unable to find another job. I am currently attending clinic 4 days a week. In the fall I will be attending clinic 5 days a week, 8 hours a day; this along with studying and running a household leaves little time for me to work as it is. I am hoping to get school loans for the fall, and have applied for numerous scholarships, grants, and other forms of aid. The problem is I have not had a dollar to my name since May, be the grace of God I have somehow made it this far. I suffer with migraines which have been increasingly worse, due to the stress of mounting bills and nothing coming in for the next 11 weeks. I have tried to get a loan to cover my immediate expenses, but due to the fact that I have poor credit, this doesn't seem to be an option. I have spent hours looking for options, hours stressing... I need to be spending this time studying. If I don't pass my courses all of this will have been for nothing. I believe God gave me this opportunity for a reason; I believe that my purpose in life is to help sick people; I trust that God will see me through this difficult time. I am always wanting to help others, now I am in a position where I am hoping someone can help me. If anyone can give me any advice or information as far as where I can get some help I would greatly appreciate it! Thank you!!
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kmw97   in reply to Bee's Knees   on

Extreme Makeover: Home Edition Application

TO ANYONE READING THIS; PLEASE TAKE NOTE THIS POST IS FROM 2010. EXTREME MAKEOVER: HOME EDITION AIRED ITS LAST EPISODE IN DECEMBER 2012. THEY ARE NO LONGER TAKING APPLICATIONS, AS THE SHOW IS NO LONGER IN PRODUCTION. ABC PRODUCED THE SHOW, SO IF YOU WOULD LIKE THEM TO START IT BACK UP, YOU WOULD BE BETTER OF GOING TO ABC'S WEBSITE AND WRITING YOUR COMMENTS THERE.
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g1580   in reply to singlemomworkinghomeowner   on

FREE GRANTS FOR UNEMPLOYED PERSONS WITH CHILDREN

u try to feed 4 children and a wife on mcdonalds wages it does not work so why dont u take ur house and ur car and shove them up ur ass sideways
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friendofafriend   in reply to friendofafriend   on

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My friend is still in need of help she looking to get in a shelter before is is put on the street, she is 35 pregnant, homeless looking for work and a place to stay, she has no way to care for herself currently she will work in exchange for shelter she also does not want to keep the baby
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friendofafriend   in reply to beastty6   on

Single Mom and Pregnant need Housing ASAP

813-381-0230 is her number her name is Jenn
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Smile4Susan   in reply to Smile4Susan   on

My autistic son, graduating, which means child support and his disability aid ends.

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Smile4Susan   in reply to AidpageTeam   on

This is my graduation photo in 2011 when I received my associate's degree in Business

Thank you for responding :)
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Smile4Susan   in reply to STAYINGCOOL   on

My autistic son, graduating, which means child support and his disability aid ends.

Stayingcool... I am thankful for my son. These pictures go with a much longer post. We are going to lose our home. We have tried to get help but there is nowhere to turn. My son who just graduated has an older brother who was in a car accident just two and a half months ago and is left with a brain injury and hearing loss. We have worked hard over the last ten years to get away from housing assistance, food stamps, and welfare, and for me to get through college while working overtime so we can better our lives. We have been through hell and back while my kids were growing up and it looks like we're going back there.
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Smile4Susan   in reply to AidpageTeam   on

This is my graduation photo in 2011 when I received my associate's degree in Business

The person who replied to my post was a spammer?
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Smile4Susan   in reply to Hopeful Woman   on

"Ask Oprah And Ye Shall Receive"

Oprah does not read this page. The original post simply stated that you have to make a VIDEO telling Oprah what you need and submit it ? To her website?

Everyone talking or writing to Oprah on this page isn't going to get anywhere.
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Smile4Susan   in reply to dymun   on

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Did you apply for Medicaid?
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Smile4Susan   in reply to Smile4Susan   on

This is my graduation photo in 2011 when I received my associate's degree in Business

I received an email that there was a reply to this posting, but I can't find it anywhere!
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I have received email that there was a reply to some of my posts, but when I come to this

I have received email that there was a reply to some of my posts, but when I come to this page, I see nothing!
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Smile4Susan   in reply to Anika11   on

I look at some of your stories and feel bad because sittuation isnt nearly as bad. Im a 23

Hi Anika....
I already replied, but I don't see it posted here, so.... Again, google Wheels to Work and see if there is a program near you. Even if the program seems a long distance from you, they may cover your area.

Susan
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