I am a 31 year old woman and Mother of two. I had to go back to MI after my husband divorced me and I lost my Mother that same year two years ago. I won part custody, and have seen my kids about 5-6 times in the past two and a half years. I am still in MI, and have lost my job, un able to go back to college due to outrageous student loan payments, and my family are unable to take me in after I was kicked out a ex boyfriends house, and band members house, and now I live in a shelter. I walk everywhere, have little food, and strength. I watch the kids at the shelter and read to them, or go to the library, and speak to my kids on Sunday. I am applying to jobs, but am having little luck. I go to church when I can, and I feel bad that I can’t give money at times, or give to others because of my predicament. Lastly, I have been diagnosed with Schizophrenia and took meds for it in the past, but had severe side effects. I am being put on another med again, and I am hoping it will help me with my anxiety. So, I just pray I can get my anxiety under control-I feel I have a broken spirit, and to find work here or in SC and perhaps housing here or in SC where I can be near my kids. Thank you for taking the time to read this. May God be with you and bless you!
by Cari (Cadillac, MI)