S.O.S. I NEED ADVICE!

Niki - posted on 09/06/2012 ( 7 moms have responded )

14

10

0

i AM CURRENTLY HOMELESS WITH MY AUTISTIC 4 YEAR OLD DAUGHTER, AND ITS DUE TO MY LACK OF ENOUGH MONEY/RESOURCES, AND I AM SO SCARED TO DEATH! I HAVE NO SUPPORT FROM ANYWHERE. I DON'T KNOW WHAT TO DO! PLUS, MY DAUGHTER HAS OTHER MEDICAL NEDDS TOO! I AM JUST SO SCARED......WHAT CAN I DO TO BETTER OUR SITUATION?......I AM DESPERATE~ AND I AM SCARED!!!!

MOST HELPFUL POSTS

Tabitha - posted on 09/06/2012

2

2

0

I know you may hate to do it but talk to your daughters pediatrician. If she goes to school the schools counselor may be able to turn you in the right direction. I have been in your situation with 3 children, I know what you are going through. I talked with the counselor at my children's school and she gave me lots of information. There were places to go, and numbers to call. It really helped me get out of the situation. More then likely there's public housing available near you, they will put you on a priority list!

If you see this, leave this form field blank.
Powered by RESPECT not THUMPS

7 Comments

View replies by

Renae - posted on 09/07/2012

36

11

4

Your school district is a great resource. She should be getting some services through them, and homelessness qualifies her for considerations through the McKinney-Vento Act which ensures homeless children transportation to and from school free of charge, allowing children to attend their school of origin (last school enrolled or the school they attended when they first become homeless) regardless of what district the family resides in. It further requires schools to register homeless children even if they lack normally required documents, such as immunization records or proof of residence. Our district also immediately qualifies these children for free meals, but that isn't required by law nationwide. There are usually churches who will also lend a hand with clothing and shelter needs to get you back on your feet.

Lori - posted on 09/06/2012

87

27

0

Niki, contact the Inland Regional Center, if your daughter is autistic, she should be receiving services and hopefully getting medical? IRC is California's early intervention. I used to live in Victorville, my son was in IRC while we lived there. Also, the shelter over near Target in Victorville takes women and children, they may have some resources for you. You should be able to get some kind of assistance and I think maybe they can get you into section 8 housing quicker if you have a disabled child. I wish you the best of luck! I'll be praying for you.

Sandy - posted on 09/06/2012

243

64

7

I heard that if you get into a homeless shelter multiple times, they will have it on record that you and your child are in need of help. It supposedly gets you into the system quicker. Hope you find help to get back on your feet soon.

Niki - posted on 09/06/2012

14

10

0

I LIVE IN ADELANTO, WHICH IS 5 MIN. FROM VICTORVILLE, CALIFORNIA. (SOUTHERN)

sAN bERNARDINO COUNTY.........

If you see this, leave this form field blank.
Powered by RESPECT not THUMPS

Join Circle of Moms

Sign up for Circle of Moms and be a part of this community! Membership is just one click away.

Join Circle of Moms