Is there any single parent teen moms out there who can help?

Dorothy - posted on 04/14/2010 ( 13 moms have responded )

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Hi, I'm Dorothy- 17. I'm a single parent to my 11month old babygirl. I'm living with my grandparents and I want to get my own place. I was wondering if there was anyone on here who could tell me how they do it. I cant figure out how to afford it and I'm thinking not many people will rent to a teenage mom making minumum wage. Hellpp!?

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Ashley - posted on 04/18/2010

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Dorothy, I had my daughter when I was 15 and had to move out on my own when I was 16. I know it's hard to live with adults when you're trying to be an adult yourself and they still see you as a child, but the reality is, you still are a child. It's a hard situation, but it's even harder on your own! I own my own home now, but I worked my butt off and missed a LOT of my kids' lives because of it! I would suggest you stay there as LONG as possible, finish school, save money and then move out! Unless there's no way around it, that's your best option. Are you getting any help from the child's father? Child support can be a pain at times, but it's the man's responsibility to help whether he wants to or not! Make this decision for your daughter, not for you! I know that you'll make the best decision in the end and I wish you all the luck in the world because life will continue to throw you curveballs!

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Doni - posted on 09/04/2013

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Hello. Im Doni, Im 18 Yrs old.Im a single Teen mom and I have a 13 month old daughter and I am living at home still with my parents. I want to move out. I work at fast food for min wage. Is there any help I can get to move out from the government or any groups for teen moms to help get living situations figured out? I pay taxes so I was wondering if there is any way possible I could get help from anywhere. Please help. Thank you.

Doni - posted on 09/04/2013

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Im an 18yr old single teen mother to my 13 month old daughter. I live with my parents but im really wanting to move out I work at a fast food resteraunt for minimum wage and im going to school full time. Is there any help That I can get since im a single teenage mother?

Destiny - posted on 05/11/2010

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Try to save back for a deposit, and for first months rent at least. Im 21 & a single mom making minimum wage as well. I set it up with the manager of my apartment complex to pay half my rent with my first pay check & half with my second. They are really nice about it. (=

Deureka - posted on 05/08/2010

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save what you can until you feel you have enough... look into government programs and with you only being 17 you should apply so that when you are 18 you shouldnt have to wait that long at all... and the best thing i could say is make sure you are right for this dont be in a rush

Lyndsay - posted on 05/08/2010

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You can try to apply for subsidized housing. You may be on the wait list for awhile but if you get it, it really helps. I have it and I only pay $234 a month for a two bedroom apartment, usually they adjust it according to how much money you're making.

Skyler - posted on 05/07/2010

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im also 17 living with my grandparents with a almost one year old daughter lol im trying to move out also i suggest u do it with a frined it makes it easier and more affordable for u

Gina - posted on 05/07/2010

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www.terraassociation.com

a friend of mine goes there. they pay all her rent, free baby food, and a monthly allowance.

Becky - posted on 04/30/2010

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just try and save up a bit first... you need to make sure that you got enought money for you and the baby... if you go t the social and expain the situation they may give you a loan or something till u get on ur feet.

Sarah - posted on 04/15/2010

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If you don't think you'd be financially ready, if it's okay with your grandparents, maybe stay there for a bit longer and save up for your own place, make sure you gain credit and just make sure you're fully ready to move out on your own.

When I was single with my son (and expecting) I was in a rent-geared-to income apartment which helps a lot, and I babysat at home so i could make money and stay with my kids.

Michelle - posted on 04/15/2010

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if you have a financial assistance preogram where you live it helps. i had to go on whats call mother's allowence here in ontario. i got a lil extra cash towards rent at my previous home and to be able to save for my next home. right now im off it, but they can usually help you find a place in youre price range. here we call it rent geared to income. they take a percentage of your income and they have you put that towards your rent. they pay the rest. helps alot

Kirsty - posted on 04/15/2010

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i was on my own when i had my first and i couldnt get my own place til i was 18 i went to an estate agent and they told me if i can hand the full deposit then i wont need a guarantour i took out a £1000 loan and gave it to them i got a 2 bed flat when i left got full deposit back if you explain your situation they will help you but u need to be 18 and if your grand parent can be your guarantour u have a much better chance

Kassi - posted on 04/15/2010

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I'm a single mom, uhm if you have credit they will rent to you but it's kinda hard to get credit at 17 which sucks. But that's the only way that i know how to unless your granparents will sign the renters thing and you pay for it or help pay for it.

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