Sometimes it seems that our families might be the hardest to convince, making our battles that much harder. I am sorry that you have to fight two battles, SSA on the one hand and your family on the other.
By couch hopping you mean living in other people's houses for a short time? and four children with you to take care of. This has to be extremely difficult for you.
you said that you are exempt from participating in the welfare to work program? I didn't know there was such an exemption to work first welfare. this is a good thing. At least you have this income small amount that it is. And I am guessing you get medicaid too, which is also good to get your meds with.
At this time I could not imagine myself in your position, or how well I would cope with it, especially with children.
What does your family think that your meds are for, a healthy woman?
Sending prayers your way. Hope things work out well for you at SSA. At least if this was approved than you might be able to live in a subsidized apartment or house.
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I think both you and Jennifer had good advice mawmaw. Our energy is wasted trying to convince our family of our illness. and it is helpful to ourselves as well as our families to recognise that they are in that grieving place, and it is easier to deny our sickness than to admit to it.
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Is there anyway that you can get into subsidized housing? It seems so awful for you living with these other people who do not wish for you and your children to be there. Is there anyway for you to get welfare money payment?
I wish there were more things that we could do to help you.
Still sending prayers to you, and hoping that some sort of secure arrangement can happen for you and your children.
Post Edited (blushladybug) : 10/2/2008 5:03:06 PM (GMT-6)
It can take a long time to get approved for section 8, especially today when so many have lost thier jobs and their homes. I lived in a housing authority apartment for a year one time. they are hard to get on too, and the rent is a little higher than section 8. one of the things that people do here is find a section 8 house and find the landlord. Then he contacts section 8, and he rents the house or apartment to you. and you don't have to wait to be approved on that list.
many prayers sent your way, hoping that you and your children can find a place soon.