Trying to Accomplish My Dream

I have been trying for many years to realistically accomplish my goal of home ownership.  Sadly life keeps throwing curve balls that continually deter this from becoming a reality.
I am a single parent who does not receive support from the other parent because he suffered a work injury and is now disabled. I have spent the past 15 years of my life working over 100 hrs a week with the Department of Youth Services and Department of Children and Families, trying to help better the communities I have lived in. Anyone who has ever worked for these agencies knows they are not jobs that pay well even though the amount of dedication required is extremely taxing both psychically and mentally. It is not career you choose for money, it is one you choose because you want to help people. 
About 7 years ago the apartment I was renting from my sons great grandmother was condemned for faulty electrical wiring. It was later robbed and vandalized.  This led to myself and my child being homeless. In order to ensure my child had a safe place to live, and that our pets didn't need to be given to a shelter, I paid to live in hotels form 4 months, thus completely depleting my savings. My insurance did not cover but a fraction of the 75k in losses myself and my child suffered. Our only option would have been to bring a suit against my sons 83 year old great grandmother who was dying of stage 4 cancer. That is just not something I felt would have been good for the family considering the circumstances at the time.  All of my large appliances had to be placed in storage and my insurance would not provide coverage for offsite storage. All of which were later water damaged, resulting in another 20k loss.
Bringing us to present day where I was recently informed that due extremely sever abuse I suffered as a small child, that I will need surgery on my knee in addition to approximately 30-50k in restorative dental work/grafting due to TMJ issues. As my child approaches the end of his school years I also have the worries of paying for his continued education weighing on me.
It seems that whenever I recover from these sort of hardships, and have my life and funds back on track something of the sort seems to happen and throw me 10 steps back. I will always resolve the issues in my life and pay my debts, with these new expenses and the recovery time required, I just feel really hopeless that this is a goal that will ever be accomplished.  
I am trying to raise 50,000.00 towards the down payment and closing costs of a small 2 bedroom 1 bathroom home.  This amount would solidify a reasonable monthly mortgage payment and allow me to focus on the many other necessary expenses that are my sole responsibility. 
I do not qualify for any  programs out there to assist low income families because I work so much overtime, it technically puts me above their "poverty" lines and  most require a family of 3 where as myself and my son are just 2.  I am a great mother and good human, that has dedicated large portions of her life to the betterment of others lives. I have sacrificed much of my time and happiness to help bring some light to others lives.  Every time something awful happens in my life, I try to dig deep and find a way to tackle it.  I am exhausted and spent, I have no support system, and I need help.  Without it, this goal will likely never be for-filled. Maybe people will find it in their hearts to give back and help me accomplish my dream.
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