Help a single mother work, to make things work.
February 12, 2013 10:55 AM Subscribe
Hello, I am a divorced single-mother and US Army National Guard veteran. I am currently living in a bad situation and need to move away from it.
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I am a divorced single-mother and US Army National Guard veteran living in Pennsylvania. I am currently living in a bad situation and need to move away from it.
I have several chronic health issues and am unemployed. I'm working with vocational rehabilitation to find gainful employment, but am stuck in the issue that most single mothers face- I need childcare to work, but I need to be working to afford child care. The child care subsidy doesn't kick in for up to two months once you qualify for it, so that won't solve my problems.
I've applied for work at home jobs through NTI, but I need a land-line to start work for them and I can't afford it. I own a vehicle, but it needs a new muffler to pass state inspection and the inspection ran out at the end of the year.
I'm not sure what I can do to improve my situation- I have a great resume, but I need accommodation due to health to work effectively, I have no money to get things going.
My daughter's father has re-married and lives in Oregon and has not paid child support. If I sue him for it, I won't get anything as he is a student and as I am living with his mother, my daughter and I will end up out on the street.
Cannot get cash assistance until I get child support, but again, that would put me on the street due to the housing situation.
Currently collecting food stamps.