Assisted living and grants for college.

Katelin - posted on 01/17/2015 ( 11 moms have responded )

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I am 17. I live in South Carolina. I'm currently pregnant, 36 weeks. I live with my boyfriend and his family but I feel like our relationship may be ending if something doesn't change soon. If things don't work out, I was trying to look into assisted living and grants for college. I'm working on getting my GED right now. Because I'm 17, I can't find anything that provides housing and financial support. Can someone please help me?

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Michelle - posted on 01/17/2015

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For starters, I wasn't lecturing and if you post on a public forum you will get all sorts of responses. I also don't know what conversations you have been having with your boyfriend about your future so was just making sure you had thought through everything.
As for the rest, I live on the other side of the world so wouldn't have a clue what the local agencies are. That would be the first place to ask, but since you've thought of everything I assume you have tried contacting them.
My point was that if you are having to ask for assistance then you aren't really in a god place to provide for a child.

Katelin - posted on 01/17/2015

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That's what I'm trying to do. But if things don't work out I need a back up plan. I asked if there was any support for housing and grants for college. I did not ask for a lecture from someone I do not know. You're stating things I already know. Not trying to be rude.

Michelle - posted on 01/17/2015

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Then you need to seriously think about what you can do. A baby isn't cheap and if you are having trouble supporting yourself now, what are you going to do when your baby needs things things urgently? They don't get cheaper either, the older they get the more expensive.
I think you need to sit down with your boyfriend and look at all your options.

Katelin - posted on 01/17/2015

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I can't rely on anyone. One half of my family literally doesn't have any money and the other half only cares about themselves. So it's not like I have a choice.

Katelin - posted on 01/17/2015

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My dad lives at his house but we don't get along and I can't rely on him for much of anything. And my mom lives with her boyfriend but she is on disability and doesn't have much money. I'd like to just be on my own. I can't rely on my family at all.

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