Single dad of 2yo girl and 1yo boy in tough spot

My name is Holden Kendrick. I ended up having a daughter with the love of my life but when the baby was 3 months old the mother made threats toward her and after some events transpired Child Protective Services became involved. Katelyn (my daughter) was placed with me for a temporary safety plan and the mother could not live in the house or be near the child unsupervised.  This made things very difficult. The mother and I worked through their safety plan and all was well. A couple of months later we found out we were pregnant with our son. In July he was born, and just over a month later he was admitted to the hospital with a stomach virus and fever. Normally he would not have been admitted but he was still so young so they kept him. Needless to say I felt alot of pressure on caring for our daughter, making sure their mother is happy, working and also making sure there is care for our daughter while I worked and Mom stayed with our son Kayden while he got well in the hospital. One night while I was at work, the Mom got hostile with the nurses and staff at the hospital and made certain threats to our son so once again CPS became involved. It was at this point I decided enough was enough and broke things off with their mother (who was becoming more and more unwilling to care for our children with each day that went by) and because CPS was involved again she couldn't live at home or be near the kids unsupervised. This time it took much longer with CPS and also had to go to a court date. I was finally awarded custody after some time and I'm now stuck in a horrible situation where I have absolutely no money and I cannot work because I have nobody to watch my kids. My family helps out a little but there is no way they can advance me the money for child care until I am able to get a job and start getting paid. Nobody in my family really has any money to speak of. Most of them are living check to check. Anyways I'm setting up this GoFundMe to try and get back on my feet and get my kids started in some kind of day care or hire someone to babysit, whatever I have to do to be able to get started working. I also need to have child care long enough that I am able to start getting paid and then I can begin to pay for it on my own and be back on my feet again. The thought of getting by on my own is delightful, like music to my ears. I just need help getting to this point. Anything helps, and is always appreciated. 

Sincerely,
Holden Kendrick

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Huntsville, AL
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