My name is Celise I am 22 year old single working woman desperate to find some stability. I have been a ward of the court since age 12. Was left on my own at the age of 18 and I have been struggling to stay afloat since. I have attempted twice to go to college and although I qualify for enough financial aid it does not cover housing so twice I was forced to drop out for not being able to afford to work full time as well a go to school full time.
in the last 4 years I have moved 17 times. Going wherever I could afford or finding live in nanny positions. No matter how much I work I can't seem to keep up. I am borderline homeless struggling to pay for my vehicle which is the only thing to get back and forth to my job and Rarely any money for groceries.
My current lease is up as of February first and I have found myself in quite the bind wondering where will I go next??
At this time I have however found some light at the end of the tunnel. I have learned that I have some living family members in Florida. I have already done some research and lined up several interviews mostly in the Cocoa area. I plan to look for my family once I am there. I have saved aprox $300 and hoarding every penny I can spare until the big move. According to an online calculator It will cost me $131 to drive from upstate NY to Cocoa, $500 for security deposit and $435 for my first months rent in a nice residential area. I am fairly confident i will be able to save enough for the trip there and the first months rent however in the short time frame I am certain I would not be able to raise enough for everything and that is where i am asking you to help!
With the much lower cost of living, a job and hopefully new found family support You will have made the difference in my life to help me get myself on track to be able to go to school and not worry how I am going to eat or where out am going to sleep. I am asking for any donation no matter how small every little bit counts. If you are unable to donate NO WORRIES! if you could simply help me by spreading the word of my situation that would be a gift in its own. I plan to give back to my community once I am educated and successful!
Thank you for your time :)