Hi my name is Lisa PJ & I’m not really sure how to explain what I have gone through the last 8 months, but I will do my best.
I’m 53, disabled and lost my home & business because of a roof collapse, flood and major water damage in my building. That left black and toxic mold in the whole place.
I have been trying to get help for 8 months from my city but I keep getting told there is still no funding for me. I’m not an alcoholic or drug addict, so I don’t qualify for government help.
I also had caught C-diff ( a very painful gut infection) it took 6 months to completely get over it but left me with more health issues.
Most of what I owned was ruined except for a few personal things I was able to save.
The disability I’ve had before this happened is a spine disease & Neuropathy ( nerve damage)
I immediately went to local organizations to get help, but have been only put on waiting list after waiting list for emergency housing. I have been told there is no funding or very long waiting lists and that I have to sleep in my car. I have so many emails that say sorry we can’t help.
It starts to tear you down & you want to give up, but I’m trying hard not to.
So what I need help with is a hotel to live temporarily and food, gas for my car.
I need to be able to go to my dr. Appointments as that has been a little difficult as well. I’m scared every single night so I get about 2 hours of sleep a
My body is completely exhausted but I’m still fighting.
I’m also very embarrassed about this, I live on SSDI so it’s very difficult to save money.
I will keep everyone updated as often as I can about my situation. I just don’t know how else to get help right now this is my last ditch effort and I’m hoping in the near future if I make it through this, that I will be able to pay it forward.
The photos are- a letter I got from one of the many places that are supposed to help.
my old apartment building roof collapsed
me and Sam in my car
Thank you so much for any help at All
Long Beach, CA