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I have no income.
I have an old car, but have no money to get it insured or registered. Without a car, I can’t get to a job. There is no public transportation where I live in Dutchess County. Wheels for work and other agencies will not help with car matters unless you have a job - I can’t get a job unless I have a car! I’m a newly single Mom. My husband went over th edge after getitng laid off from his job of 28 years and later left. He sends some money for rent only (he got a low paying job a year later) - so social services won’t help unless I’m divorced or file for child support, child support would be less than the rent - then we’d wind up in a shelter. I have two great teens, little if any for food,we walked to pantries and although we so appreciate it, the food was expired..we can get some foodstamps, but that doesn’t last very long at all when your entire house is empty..I know there are people worse off..but we literally can’t leave our house, I have old sneakers and a ripped pairs of old jeans for any job interview, the kids need clothing, toiletries or anything..daughter will be going to college with one pair of jeans and three year old sneakers..no cell phones for a long long time..phone was off for a long while/lights will go off soon and phone..I gave up my career to raise my kids, now I can’t find work and I’m looking..even opened up a small business, until he didn’t pay all the rent and I had to use my electric bill for my business to pay rent and my business closed…I’ve tried everything and anything..I’m over fifty and it’s been a hell of a few years..I just want to help my kids..we’re stranded literally..friends and family ran when we went broke..people put us in their thoughts and prayers..please, a loan to insure and register the car, anyone? Let me get some kind of work and give my kids a normal life, it’s effected all relationships, no cell phones for so very long, all sharing one computer when we have service, washing clothes with old shampoo when we have it, no water because we didn’t have salt for the softener, it’s hard to explain - no money for cleaners, things like toilet paper, everyday food, picture all the things you use each day..just no income expect for the rent for who knows how long..watching life go by…please I don’t want chairty, I want a way out…..I had worked hard my whole life..now I’m caught in this catch 22…I don’t want pity - I just need help to have a car to look for a job and get my kids to school (they don’t have a bus) and they want to work too..we’re stuck..
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