Please Help Us Move Our Home

Hello everyone. My family and I are in desperate need of help. We have been homeless since before Covid, but we were residing with my sister with the plan to get our own place as soon as taxes came. We became homeless early last year due to my medical problems, which left me unable to continue working. I'm a diabetic and had just lost my father in November 2018, so I went through an extremely severe episode of depression which took a huge toll on my mental state and, as a result, left me with no desire to take care of myself. On top of that, the IRS began an audit because of something incredibly minor, so the money we thought we had to fall back on just wasn't there. We were able to stay at my sister's place in my camper until November- at which point we began staying inside her house because it was just too cold outside for the kids. We stupidly got our hopes up every month that the audit would end while trying to find work from home jobs because our vehicle had also broken down in the midst of the chaos. Despite everything, things were getting a little better for me mentally, I knew we were closer to being able to get our own place than previous days, so I just started facing each day with that mindset and kept pushing forward. Exactly a week to the day of my dad passing, I found my mom lifeless on her bedroom floor. Once again, my world is flipped upside down. Everything I had worked for as far as my mental state was rocked so violently that I had no idea what to do. All of the past year seemed to hit me in a second and I was exactly where I had been before, only this time even more lost. Fast forward a little... It's February. 2018 taxes finally come. I split them with my ex husband because that's the agreement we had, but my plan is to save my half to go towards our own place. I was so determined to put a down payment on something that could be ours because I felt like I had lost everything and needed just one thing that wouldn't be taken. After paying bills and helping my sister, I had just $1500 left and I did my best to save it while also trying to survive and wait for my job with the census bureau to start, as well as 2019 taxes. I was due to start work in March, but the virus put a quick stop to that. We had 2019 taxes, so I thought we could just wait for this whole thing to blow over. We ended up getting our own trailer in the meantime and just had to wait for it to be hauled to whatever lot we could find, which proved to be a lot harder than I thought, but we finally had a lot... Which ended up being another big complication because there were things on the lot that required huge machinery to move, but nobody was moving anything due to roads being posted and mud... Through all of this, we had to leave my sister's house, which meant we had nowhere to go, so the only thing we could do outside of living in the truck with 5 kids was to stay at a hotel. That's what we did. We spent so much money there that we have nothing left. We were able to finally have our camper hauled to the lot we found, but by that point it was already too late. We picked up a job working for DoorDash to make up the money we had spent at the hotel and things were great at first, but as people started losing their income, our hours and income started becoming less and less. We made enough money to pay the $400 lot rent for this month, but we still have one massive issue that we can't afford... Our trailer needs to be hauled, which will cost $1600. We just don't have it. The guy who has given us the trailer needs it gone ASAP and I'm so afraid that we will miss out on what would be a life-changing opportunity for us. I have mentally exhausted myself trying to get this trailer and it just seems like the whole thing has been one step forward, 10 steps back. I'm not sure what to do. I hate having to ask for help with this because it was supposed to be an accomplishment I made on my own for myself and my kids, but I just have no idea what to do now, no money to do anything and no resources to even know how to begin getting our trailer moved. The last year has been absolutely horrible and I just can't seem to catch a break. Can somebody please help me? Whether it's helping me with the money to move the trailer or directing me to someone who has the ability to move it... Just something? Anything? I'm so desperate right now. I'm sorry this has been so long. I just felt like I should explain most of the situation. I'm sorry if the post jumps around or doesn't make sense. Thank you for reading. Please do not be rude to me or feel the need to comment with unhelpful things. This is really hard for me to do and I already feel terrible for having to post this here

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Autumn Arbour 
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Augusta, ME
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