Candid - posted on 06/04/2014 ( 2 moms have responded )
Hi, I live in Chicago homeless,I have four children do to DV by my husband of over ten years,I was given a two year order protection and had to leave the home we had together.That was a couple years ago now, shelter to shelter in and out the city and I've still haven't been able to get on my feet! Very hard to stay in one place.my two oldest sons are 13 and 16years old,it was getting hard to find shelter that would take us because of there age or have enough beds for us all ..well,one think that I can say now and I've been able to do for the last 2years, by staying with a family member or friend in the area,is keeping my children in the same school.that was pretty important and nowThey're doing much better in school, thank God for that. my question is if anyone know where I can get help with counseling, housing and future planing, without having to go back into the shelter? I've called 311 and many others ..but they are all telling be I have to go back inTo a shelter..please if anyone know of a place that can help me without me having to go back to a shelter This info will help me a great deal,thank you!