May Allah increase you all in blessings.
I'm 18 years old, a revert to Islam, and I live in Texas. I've been disowned by my family, I don't have a permanent place to reside, and I wish to move to NYC. I'm very isolated here and don't have much control over my life due to my situation. I wish to live in NYC because I feel that the Muslim community there is much stronger and I'll have more opportunities when it comes to almost every aspect of my life.
I've made contacts in NYC and know a sister who's willing to help me with housing. She's leaving the country in late October but offered to let me stay with her for as long as she's here. If she cannot help, she offered to ask her friends to let me rent a room with them until I find a job and a place to stay permanently. She worked at al Madinah school in Brooklyn and encouraged me to work there. I'm good with children and have experience in working with kids in a childcare setting, so I felt that this is a great opportunity for me. The sister has contacts within the school so I felt that my chances of getting a job there are higher. The sister told me they're always short staffed and that all of her friends that applied got a job. She moved to NYC on her own and said it's doable so I feel that following in her footsteps is something that will help. I prayed istikhara and feel optimistic about all of this.
I have little to no money, so I find moving to be very challenging. I need money for the bus ticket to get there, rent until I find a job, a deposit for when I find a permanent place to stay, food, utilities, transportation, and proper hijab/work uniform. I have tried all means to support myself and have exhausted all possible resources, and therefore am asking for help.
Jazakum Allahu khayran
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