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I have been wanting to go back to school for a long time. I have tried to save money so I can purchase a laptop for school, but living on a very fixed income makes it difficult. Between taking care of my children and paying for household needs and utilities, there is never anything left. I know that if I want to improve things for my children, I need to go back to school. I am fundraising to purchase a laptop so I can enroll in school and better my family's lives.
I've spent most of my life in the Detroit area and have spent the last few years primarily in Pontiac. I have five school aged children. I'm currently in a housing program through South Oakland Shelter that has allowed me to get back on my feet and begin to work on goals I've set for myself. I recently completed my GED through an online program.
I had been homeless off and on for over 5 years. I didn't like being homeless, especially with my children. I didn't want to subject my children to certain environments, so I would often have them stay with family members to keep them safe. I've struggled with some addictions in the past, but I am proud to say that I am now clean and sober and have realized that I'm stronger than my addictions. I've been clean and sober for almost a year and a half!
I'd like to go to cosmetology school. It is something I have always been interested in and have been good at. Having my cosmetology license would really help me find a job that would provide stable income for my family.
I'm also working on regaining full custody of the children that haven't been living with me full-time. My family sees the progress I've made and wants to have the kids come live with me again. I would love to have my family all back together again under one roof.
Another goal I have is to get my driver's license back. I had outstanding tickets I wasn't able to pay so my license was suspended. Having my license again would give me an opportunity to have transportation which is important when you have 5 children.
I enjoy doing nails for myself, friends, and family. I've taught myself this skill and I'm working on perfecting this skill.
I'm raising money for rent & utilities so I can sustain my housing.
I'm raising money for An apartment so I can have secure housing.
I'm raising money for security deposit so I can relocate.