Determined Mother

After mustering the strength to finally leave a highly toxic (although I was asked to on several occasions but didn't to avoid putting my child through this, I DECIDED it was best to finally leave to avoid imminent escalation to violence) living arrangement. My son and I entered the shelter system to apply for temporary housing on 12/31/17. We were DENIED on 1/10/18. 2 days prior to that my son was admitted on in-patient status to the hospital for issues related to his disability (and a major reason I left where we were). I have nowhere to go AND am re-applying as I type). I just won a small victory to re- apply without my son present because he is still in the hospital. Against my most earnest efforts I am not earning enough to save to move on my own without assistance at this time. I am in pending status for any assistance possible to expedite housing assistance and food expenses. Now that the holidays have passed my current job has cut hours despite the pay increase which took effect 1/1 this year. Funds raised together with my income tax return will be used for security and rent for permanent housing. While that is working I need to cover expenses for storage, laundry transportation, and communications (phone and a hot spot). My son is a pretty awesome child and I want to provide him with all that I can for him to be successful. We just need and deserve a safe space to be the mother raising her son with special needs the way she sees fit. As is MY RIGHT AS HIS PARENT. Anything you can contributed will be most appreciated. If you know us and have kids, personally reach out let's have a playdate. We sure can use it once he is discharged. THANK YOU. Humbly, Determined Mother
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Hasani Aisha Blue 
New York, NY
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