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Old 09-02-2009, 01:06 PM
 
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Default Soon to be homeless

I will be homeless in a month or so. Due to loss of job back in June and not able to find work that will pay the bills. I held on as long as I could.

If you are homeless is there job help available for those willing to take it?
I don't care how low pay the job, just anything. My biggest fear is being homeless for the long run. I only intend to be homeless for no longer the a few days. How quickly does it take to find work if you are homeless? I know sometimes people view the homeless as lazy, but is that because they truly are or is it because no one will give them a chance?

I org had plans to move to another State to better myself, until I lost my job where I am and since I did not live in the State I wanted to move to, I think that is why I have not had any interviews. So not only am I stuck in a non productive State, I am now jobless and soon to be homeless.
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Old 09-02-2009, 01:12 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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If you lost your job in June, then you should be receiving your unemployment unless you were denied that?

If you ARE receiving unemployment perhaps you could move to a smaller place, downsize and cut back. That is what most do. The ESC in your State should be able to assist you with job search and placement assistance.

I do wish you luck...
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Old 09-02-2009, 01:17 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas
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Kally, contact the resources in your state and ask for help. Talk with a social worker. There are usually some on staff at some of the shelters. Look into the local shelters and YWCA type places.

We have a large homeless population in Las Vegas and I read recently that MOST of them do work. They just don't have enough money to get off the street.

I hope you find a safe place to stay till you can get things sorted out. Of course, talk to friends and relatives and ask for help too. Anything to avoid being on the street.

Good luck!
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Old 09-02-2009, 01:41 PM
 
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If you lost your job in June, then you should be receiving your unemployment unless you were denied that?

If you ARE receiving unemployment perhaps you could move to a smaller place, downsize and cut back. That is what most do. The ESC in your State should be able to assist you with job search and placement assistance.

I do wish you luck...
Yes I was denied that to *sigh*. I am already living in an effecientcy apt and from what I have researched one of those weekly motel stays will cost me more then what I am paying now. What does ESC stand for? I will def check into that. Thank you.
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Old 09-02-2009, 01:43 PM
 
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It seems to me social service steps in to help when it is too late. While I don't suggest everyone run out and get food stamps or help with medical or heat, a lot of these agencies want you to be VERY down and out and keep you that way in order for you to get help.

We applied for heating help because bills for oil/heat in Vermont are horrible in the dead of winter...can YOU come up with $300 extra when you have to? Our complex MAKES us use their oil supplier and we have no say about shopping around so if they raise it sky high we have to pay...

OP, try going to your local Social Services or Job Center (check out the phone book under state agencies). There may be a shelter or low income apartment or room they will help you find.

I am sorry you are having this trouble.
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Old 09-02-2009, 01:43 PM
 
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Kally, contact the resources in your state and ask for help. Talk with a social worker. There are usually some on staff at some of the shelters. Look into the local shelters and YWCA type places.

We have a large homeless population in Las Vegas and I read recently that MOST of them do work. They just don't have enough money to get off the street.

I hope you find a safe place to stay till you can get things sorted out. Of course, talk to friends and relatives and ask for help too. Anything to avoid being on the street.

Good luck!
Thank you so much. Even if it not enough money, there have to be sometype of income based housing that will help me. I don't have any children so I hope I can still get help.
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Old 09-02-2009, 01:46 PM
 
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It seems to me social service steps in to help when it is too late. While I don't suggest everyone run out and get food stamps or help with medical or heat, a lot of these agencies want you to be VERY down and out and keep you that way in order for you to get help.

We applied for heating help because bills for oil/heat in Vermont are horrible in the dead of winter...can YOU come up with $300 extra when you have to? Our complex MAKES us use their oil supplier and we have no say about shopping around so if they raise it sky high we have to pay...

OP, try going to your local Social Services or Job Center (check out the phone book under state agencies). There may be a shelter or low income apartment or room they will help you find.

I am sorry you are having this trouble.
Thank you so much, right now I have been reading all of this and researching contact info while I still can (have internet connection). I guess I never really thought about any of those services,because I had no need for them before now.
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Old 09-02-2009, 02:06 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh--Home of the 6 time Super Bowl Champions!
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I don't mean to sound callous here, but food and shelter come before internet connections.
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Old 09-02-2009, 02:10 PM
 
Location: Birmingham
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When/if you lose the internet connection - go to the local public library. Also, take advantage of any Career Centers sponsored by your state. They will allow you to search job boards at their offices.

I meant to say, I am sorry that you are going through this and I will send good thoughts and hope your way!
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Old 09-02-2009, 02:24 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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Yes I was denied that to *sigh*. I am already living in an effecientcy apt and from what I have researched one of those weekly motel stays will cost me more then what I am paying now. What does ESC stand for? I will def check into that. Thank you.



I am sorry that you are having a tough time...
ESC=Employment Security Commision...I know here in NC they seem to be helpful.

Hang in there and don't give up...
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