Help Keep My Family Out Of The Homeless Shelter

My name is Lucy and this is my only son Chris.

I have been struggling hard to survive ever since my divorce 4 years ago. I do not receive child support and have been living off of food stamps and government assistance ever since. We live in a tiny one bedroom apartment and I can barely afford to wash our clothes at the laundromat. On top of our existing battle for survival, I lost my job in May due to the current global crisis and am drowning in poverty.

I'm not able to return to full time work being that I now have to home school my son and don't have financial support from my ex-husband or from family. My mother is incredibly ill, my father lives out of state and both are unable to help me. I have limited resources and I don't have family I can live with. Nor can I afford child care.

I am drowning. I need help. A massive leg up. I nearly got evicted last month because I was unable to pay rent. Luckily I was able to get approved for emergency rental assistance. However I'm not eligible for more assistance through any other programs. I have exhausted every avenue and rent is coming up due, again. And my account is currently in the negative.

I need to pay my internet bill so I can continue to look for work. I'm behind on so many bills and falling further into debt.

My son has seen his mother cry too much and it's killing me. My heart continues to shatter and I feel so very alone in this fight.

I am desperate. We are drowning. Please help.
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