Help Riva Get Some Stability

The last few years have been a complete whirlwind of chaos & hardship & I have been trying so hard to recover but I just cannot catch up with the emotional trauma (PTSD, Major depressive disorder, generilized anxiety) and monetary debt that has been holding me back. I left Minneapolis to escape some of the traumatic baggage and get a fresh start butI have already ran out of the small amount of money I was able to save. It has been several years since I have had any stability so I am asking for help to attain that so that I can finally begin to recover and heal. I will explain a little bit of my recent history for context.
     In 2014 both my parents were incarcirated, we lost almost everything we owned as a family. My Mom was sent to a prison in Kentuclky so costs of visits were incredibly expensive. Shortly after that I fell and shattered my kneecap and tore my ACL, I had to have surgery, was out of work for several months and had to be in physical therapy for a long time (and now have a perminant chronic pain in my knee).  About a year later my dog got very sick and had to have two emergency surguries and almost didn't make it but luckily friends pulled through for us and helped me pay for the expenses. 
     Than this last spring I lost my housing, was couch hopping, and than was renting places month to month. I have had to move seven times in the last 8 months and it has been nearly impossible for me to save any money. Through all of this, with the exception of the few months I was bedridden, I have been working full time up until this month.  
     I hate to ask for money because I know that I am not the only one struggling but I am running out of options. I am so grateful to anyone for even taking the time to read this, if you cannot donate, I appreaciate a share :)

** I have hopes on getting a job soon and would be happy to talk to some people about paying them back if even a loan would be doable. 

Thanks so much!
Much love & solidarity,
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Riva Garcia 
Tucson, AZ
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