Heart Broken

I need help! I'm homeless and I think I'm going to have to give my son up for adoption so he doesn't have to suffer like I am. I have been looking for work and a home but I haven't had much luck so I guess what I'm saying is I'm heart broken.

00
    05/14/14
    4Katie
    I am sorry to hear that you are struggling right now. Have you contacted public assistance? You should be able to get help with housing, food, medical and even cash assistance. If you are in Los Angeles there are many different places you can go for help.
    0
      05/14/14
      That's definitely not an easy position to be in. I'm sorry to hear about all of that. I think giving up your son would be the last thing you should do. I know it's not a great option, but why don't you try to find a shelter for women only who'll take you in and your son once he's born? They should provide some resources for you as far as financial help and housing. It's their job to make sure you can make it on your own, even with a baby. I wouldn't want you to regret giving up your son for life if this is just a temporary situation. I don't think you'll be homeless/jobless for the rest of your life but if you give up your son, that is a life-long choice. You won't get him back. So try to stay positive and reach out for all the help you can find.
      0
        05/14/14
        Shelter First
        Shelter First serves 5 locations, providing short term and transitional shelter to homeless men, women and children. All facility managers are formerly homeless and provide peer counseling; other staff provide housing, medical care, financial assistance, and job opportunities.
        1002 E 7th St, Los Angeles, CA 90021
        Phone: 213-622-4972
        Contact: Charlene Gowers
        Email: shelter1st@earthlink.net

        Food on Foot
        Dedicated to providing the poor and homeless of Los Angeles with nutritious meals, clothing, and assistance in the transition to employment and life off the streets.
        www.foodonfoot.org
        3
          05/14/14
          Downtown Women’s Center
          The mission of the Downtown Women’s Center is to provide permanent supportive housing and a safe and healthy community fostering dignity, respect, and personal stability, and to advocate ending homelessness for women.

          Founded in 1978, the Downtown Women’s Center (DWC) is a nationally recognized nonprofit organization that provides 40,000 meals, 45 permanent supportive housing apartments, and a wide array of health, education, and other supportive services to more than 2000 homeless and very low-income women each year. The Center meets our mission by offering a warm, friendly atmosphere that encourages homeless women to commit to their own betterment and healing process. Our supportive community and much-needed resources allow homeless women to reconnect with their sense of self, reclaim goals lost in the day-to-day struggle for survival on the streets, and move toward self-sufficiency. In the local Skid Row community, the Downtown Women’s Center is the only resource that is exclusively for and singularly dedicated to serving the unique needs of this population.

          DWC is committed to providing every individual woman with the personal support she needs in order to acknowledge her self-worth and dignity. Each woman is cared for and treated with a high level of respect. The Center is nationally recognized as a prototype for unique and effective programs serving homeless women. Established in 1978, DWC operates out of two beautifully renovated, adjoining buildings located at 325 S. Los Angeles Street:

          The Day Center - meals and a wide array of resources for homeless women on a drop-in basis, and
          The Residence - 45 single unit apartments providing permanent, affordable, supportive housing to formerly homeless women.

          In addition to providing a safe, supportive environment and nutritious meals on a daily basis, DWC offers a wide range of programs and services, including case management, healthcare, literacy, and arts workshops.
          www.dwcweb.org
          3
            05/14/14
            4Ariel LaCoste
            they have womens shelters just for people in your situation :-) Im sure there is something in your area. Plus a lot of churches are more than happy to try to help people in need, especially mothers and children. Maybe you could go to your local health and human services office and see what help they can provide. Even if its just food stamps, tanf, or medicaid. What area are you in? I can try and find more specific information to help you
            1
              05/14/14
              Yes I could go to a shelter, sometimes I do but those places aren't the type of environment that you would want to bring a newborn baby to. Anyhow, thank all of you for your concern I am new to this place but I already see at least I have online support. I will try to keep hope.
              2
              About Shani
              Born: Los Angeles, California
              Current: Los Angeles, California
              Birth: July 17
              On Moms.com since: May 8, 2014
              I type 125 words per min I'm looking for a clerical position where I can work from home that I don't have to pay someone to get started! Tired of online scams. I'm a first time mom and I would love to spend the first couple of years at home with my baby!!!
              All Recent Shani's Posts