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To find and secure housing for myself and my newborn. I am raising funds security deposits and to help with buying diapers. I also want to raise funds for a car. I moved to Michigan to be closer to my Mom’s side of my family. I ended up homeless after my sister kicked me out as I was getting discharged from the hospital after having my new born son. I need help to secure housing for the two of us. I plan to use any donations for my son’s needs, housing, and a car.
I am originally from Arkansas, but my mother is from Michigan. Unfortunately both of my parents have passed away. I lost my mother to cancer in 2010 when I was only 15. My dad and I had a rocky relationship after my mother passed away and ended on bad terms when he passed away in 2018 suddenly. I have only been in Michigan since May 2020, and I would like to raise my son here. I recently gave birth to my son in July 2020. I was told I would never be able to have kids, now that I have proved the doctors wrong, I want to do everything possible to give my child a better life than I ever had. When I moved up here in May 2020 the plan was to live with my sister for awhile, have my baby, recover, then find a job to start the process to get out on my own. That is not how things went.
I had to have an emergency C-section. My sister was with me the whole labor process. After my two hour recovery time and I was transferred to my permanent room, my sister went home and never returned the rest of the three days I was there. She promised that she would be there with me the whole time but she wasn’t. So I was in the hospital all alone with a newborn and I barely got any sleep. Discharge time came around and I was so tired that I wanted my sister to come help me go over the discharge paperwork. Instead of coming to help me, she remove me from her household. I was lucky that my brother and his family took me in for a couple weeks before I was able to get into the shelter program.
Moving forward I want to find and secure housing for myself and my newborn son. I also will need to find a job, after I am medically cleared to work. I have worked in healthcare for most of my life because my mother was wheelchair bound with MS and I grew up caring for her. I am also good at jobs with cash registers and customer service. After securing a house and a job, I will need to acquire a car because I had to leave mine in Arkansas.
The father of my child is not involved in our lives as he is still in Arkansas. I left because he was very controlling, manipulative, and emotionally abusive person. Towards the end of the relationship he was starting to get physically abusive. I was two weeks pregnant when I left, but I didn't find out until Christmas. At that time in my life my dad died and I settled with him out of grief and being scared of being alone.
I'm raising money for security deposit so I can stable housing.
I'm raising money for application fees so I can secure housing.
I'm raising money for move in cost so I can secure housing.