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Old 06-01-2008, 06:08 AM
 
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single mom relocating to florida-st augustine area(pretty sure)i am lost & confused. leaving abusive relationship(his is a policemann) & need to start new life with daughter. I am looking for housing near water preferabley and need a job. i am very responsible and very reliable.(just scared) is there anyone out there with some info or anyone who even cares to give some info.i hav bad credit because of him but i can put downpayment on something.
i really need a helping hand from someone or even a kind person to respond...take care
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Old 06-01-2008, 06:26 AM
 
Location: Fort Worth, Texas
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I absolutely LOVE living in Florida but the job market is really tight right now. Please check into jobs and make sure you have something in place before moving.

I do wish you luck in your move. If you need to talk, you can send me a Direct Message.
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Old 06-01-2008, 06:31 AM
 
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It takes a lot of courage to do what you are doing.I don't know the St.Augustine area but I would suggest you call Women In Distress.The # is 954-761-1133.I believe they are based out of S.Fla. but I'm sure they can put you in touch with the right people.Craigslist.com also has apt. listings in all areas of Fla.Good luck to you!
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Old 06-01-2008, 06:32 AM
 
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how can i reach you?first time on here i do need to talk to a person in florida thank u for ur help u made my day
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Old 06-01-2008, 06:36 AM
 
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thank u i really dont know where to move in florida i am open to all suggestions i just know that my daugher is happy in the sun and water she is getting more & more depressed about living here in this i have been on craigs list and talked to alot of people renting but they were not to helpful so far..im so scared need to come to florida and make a new life,thank u for the number
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Old 06-01-2008, 08:02 PM
 
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thank u i really dont know where to move in florida i am open to all suggestions i just know that my daugher is happy in the sun and water she is getting more & more depressed about living here in this i have been on craigs list and talked to alot of people renting but they were not to helpful so far..im so scared need to come to florida and make a new life,thank u for the number

REPLY: Id like to suggest that you find a large local Church when you get to where you want to live in florida ; there are often Ministries at a church that will help you get settled, find a job, and take you and your daughter under thier wing. Talk to the Pastor and explain your situation . There is also an organization called Catholic Charities in every major city which offers services and support to women in need.
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Old 06-02-2008, 07:12 AM
 
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i am coming there on friday for 4 days to look around and have no idea what to do thank u for ur replys
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Old 06-02-2008, 07:13 AM
 
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anyone out there renting in st augustine area looking for help? need to live in nice area with daughter and i am a very hard worker if someone would give me a chance
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Old 06-02-2008, 07:36 AM
 
Location: Full time in the RV
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I don't mean to sound harsh here but I don't think moving to Florida is a good idea.

Florida is not a "start my life over" state. People get mesmerized by the sun and palm trees. They get this romantic fantasy that if they can just get here all will be well.

Then they arrive and reality sets in. Payscales are lower than what they are used to. The cost of living is high in relation to the payscales. Housing costs, although coming down, are still expensive. Suddenly they are working two jobs just to make ends meet. The public schools have a poor reputation here. The fantasy of going to the beach everday evaporates.

In your case, you have no job, no housing, no family support, bad credit, and the desire to ecscape. Plus you'll need child care. This is a perfect storm of reasons not to move here.

That being said, if you can secure a job, housing, and set a realistic budget before you move here, you may be OK.

Don't move here based on emotion or your kid likes the sun and water.
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Old 06-02-2008, 08:14 AM
 
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thank u for ur reply,its not going to the beach everyday i want it is peace of mind and a new life that requires no violence.thanks again take care
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