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I have been homeless and jobless for three years in michigan. I tried everything to get a ...

By July 22, 2011 - 8:33am

Does anybody have any ideas to find a safe place to live? I have lived out of my car, shelters, friends and now back to my car. I need help. I cant find a job and have tried every avenue to obtain a job. I am a christian woman and need help.

By November 28, 2011 - 6:44pm

Peggy, unfortunately I know exactly where you are coming from. I was homeless in New Jersey for about three years. I lived in shelters, other people's homes, my car, my boyfriend's car, etc. It does not get easier. I thought that I would one day die in the streets with no income and no place to stay. I will tell you that I now have a place to stay and a job and I'm getting my life together. Unfortunately I had to move out of NJ to start the process. I have two children (8 and 4) that I had to leave with their dad during this whole process. It is depressing, but I would not be able to see them anyway the way I was living. Maybe you should consider relocating? There are states that will help homeless people...and it's not like you have an address for them to use because you technically don't live anywhere. Keep me posted!

November 28, 2011 - 6:44pm
By HERWriter Guide August 8, 2011 - 7:47am

Hi peggy610

Thanks for your post and I'm so sorry your life has taken such a bad turn.

Not having a home often leads to not having a job and vice versa so you're in a very difficult spot.

Once you can establish an address, getting a job will be a lot easier.

Have you contacted social services yet? You need to get on a list for housing and get some financial help including food stamps. This will help you get started.

One of the best ways to go for now is Michigan's Homeless website (government run) so you can get help straight away. Start here: http://www.hud.gov/local/index.cfm?state=mi&topic=homeless

Peggy, is there a church near you that you can contact? Some have great community programs-

Please update us as soon as you can!

August 8, 2011 - 7:47am

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