I have been unemployed for over a year. I have a family of four to support. My unemployment insurance benefits have ran out, and my bills are piling up. I put in applications daily. I have had two job interviews in the last six months, none of which have been fruitful. I have started attending STLCC Forest Park for a degree in Criminal Justice. I did receive the Pell Grant. It covered tuition and books with a little left over to help with transportation cost. My wife is doing the same as I am, taking advantage of the offer to go back to school to improve our lives. We both maintain a G.P.A. of over 3.5 normally, however lately our grades have started to slip with the pressure of not being able to maintain basic life needs, shelter, heat, electricity, and food. I hate to admit it but we really need HELP. If you could find it in your hearts to help with anything it would be very much appreciated by my wife and my two beautiful daughters. Thank You for your time and consideration.