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Old 06-24-2012, 06:09 PM
Location: Kulpmont,PA
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Yes this is the same post as "Really need soon advice"

I realized the title and my username might make it seem like im looking for relationship advice. And I'm not. I tried to delete the other post but I didnt know how..


I just joined this site in hopes to get advice on moving my family. I'm a single mother of 2. I am not currently working due lack of jobs where I currently live Kulpmont,PA. There for I do get help from the county (housing foodstamps and medical). I have spent the last 3 months doing research online(jobs, schools,apartments,things to do, ect,) where the best place to move would be. I can not afford to move. My income is less the $500 a month. And in my research I have come to find that moving to Mechanicsburg, Pa. would be the BEST thing for my childern and myself. The only things holding me back is lack of money and fear of failing my kids more then I have now. Granted we are not homeless and my kids are feed and clothed. I have no family where I am now, I have no suport system. The apartment we are in is to small. The landlord has rented the other apartments to young kids that like to party till all hours of the night so on and so on. Its just not a good inveirment for my kids. I need to move somewhere there are jobs. There are so many reason why we should move. I know in my heart this is the right thing to do. I guess what I'm asking for is advise. What should I do, how should I do it. Anything thing that will help.
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Old 07-02-2012, 10:15 PM
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i am not from the area but from ny and have been in a similar situation as u back when my kids were younger and i was a young mom....i don't know how dss works there but i think u need to go into a shelter or find work and save up to move or wait till tax time for the money
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Old 08-27-2012, 07:33 AM
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Default Expensive!

Hi there. The Mechanicsburg area can be expensive. The schools there are good, which means higher housing costs. If you get assistance and you can use it anywhere in the state, I'd say go for it. Set a goal for saving for the move, and try to get there maybe after the new year.

The recommendation for a shelter is not a bad one; however, most only allow a stay of 30 days or so. If they help you find an apartment, then that will be good; otherwise, you may be jumping out of the frying pan and into the fire. Another option is transitional housing, where you and your children can live for up to two years at a discounted rate while you save and search for work.

Call the United Way at (717) 652-4400 and they may be able to connect you with community resources that will help with housing, job search and moving. Good luck to you and your family.

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