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Old 12-04-2010, 06:07 PM
 
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I am graduating college soon and I don't have much money or family. My current rent is up December 30, and if I cannot find a job within the first couple weeks I am going to have nowhere to live. I work full-time but both jobs are student-contracted and must end when I graduate. I live near Louisville now, but if I am homeless I think my best bet will be to live in Louisville itself since there are more resources.

However, I called one shelter (The Healing Place) but they said they don't accept healthy adult men without mental illness or addiction. I called a couple other places and they accept single women and women with children, but not single men.

I'm getting nervous about my options...any ideas where I should call? I think it's really too cold to sleep under a bridge.
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Old 12-04-2010, 06:12 PM
 
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I am graduating college soon and I don't have much money or family. My current rent is up December 30, and if I cannot find a job within the first couple weeks I am going to have nowhere to live. I work full-time but both jobs are student-contracted and must end when I graduate. I live near Louisville now, but if I am homeless I think my best bet will be to live in Louisville itself since there are more resources.

However, I called one shelter (The Healing Place) but they said they don't accept healthy adult men without mental illness or addiction. I called a couple other places and they accept single women and women with children, but not single men.

I'm getting nervous about my options...any ideas where I should call? I think it's really too cold to sleep under a bridge.
Try YMCA................
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Old 12-04-2010, 06:47 PM
 
Location: Kentucky
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You're right; your best bet is going to be in Louisville. There are very few options for the homeless in the more rural areas of the state. One of these shelters might be able to help you:

St. Vincent DePaul
1015-C South Preston Street
502-584-2480
Welcome to St. Vincent de Paul

Salvation Army
831 Brook Street
502-625-1170

Wayside Christian Mission
432 East Jefferson Street
502-584-3711
Welcome to 70.85.181.50/~wcm2007

YMCA
930 West Chestnut Street
502-587-7405
YMCA of Greater Louisville

The Coalition for the Homeless should be able to help you too.
502-636-9550
The Coalition for the Homeless, Inc.

You also might want to check out any resources your college has to offer, such as a counseling center. If you have an adviser or professor you feel comfortable talking to, you might ask them for advice; if nothing else, they might be able to help you secure a job. Speaking of which, here are some resources that might help in the job search (be sure to check with your school about employment help as well):

KentuckianaWorks
410 West Chestnut Street, Suite 200
(502) 574-2500
Kentuckiana Works > Home

Office of Employment and Training
Jobseeker Openings

LouisvilleWorks.com

Good luck and I sincerely hope things work out well for you.
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Old 12-04-2010, 07:11 PM
 
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Thank you. I will call these places Monday. I am applying for jobs all over the place in my current town, and it seems like nobody is hiring. Places like McDonald's and Walmart tell me I am overqualified and won't even give me an interview.

I think a lot of the places aren't calling me because I don't have a car. On applications you have to answer "Do you have a valid driver's license?" and the answer is no. I've never been able to afford a car, so I'm afraid that's a huge hindrance to me too. It makes it look like I can't come into work, but how can I buy a car if I don't have a job? And how can I keep a job if I don't have a car? It seems like the world is set-up for people who already have money and already have a family. People like me are in a weird place because of it.

I'm trying hard to plan for everything that might happen...
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Old 12-04-2010, 08:44 PM
 
Location: Clarksville, IN
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What is your degree in? Can you get a new contract on any of your student contracted jobs? Where do you live now (what town)? Do you have any skills other than what your degree is in (can you clean, paint, do minor repairs on houses, etc.)?

Have you been able to save any money from your current jobs? Could you maybe get a cheap car to get you around? If you could, I guess you could live in it temporarily if you had to.

Provide some more details, and maybe I can help. If you had a car that would really help open up some options, even if it was just a cheap car.

If you don't feel comfortable discussing such things on the open forum, send me a private message.

Mike
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Old 12-04-2010, 08:47 PM
 
Location: Seattle
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Have you considered the military?
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Old 12-04-2010, 09:03 PM
 
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Yes, but it turns out I'm ineligible for the military (for past health reasons).
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Old 12-04-2010, 09:04 PM
 
Location: Seattle
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^ Tough break Kid...best of luck!
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Old 12-04-2010, 09:21 PM
 
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Thanks. I'm sure I will be fine (I was homeless just before I came to college so I know what it's like), but I am trying to plan for whatever happens.

What seems odd to me is that unless you're addicted to drugs or batsh*t crazy, there isn't as much help available. lol And if I was a woman, there would be dozens of places for me to stay if I needed to.
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Old 12-04-2010, 09:57 PM
 
Location: In The Outland
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Any healthy younger person can buck up and live in a car or wherever. I lived in a car for two years while working a decent blue collar job. It was that or get behind on child support payments.
I chose to pay my bills and rough it until I got more income going by getting a better job.
Being homeless for a short time can either ruin you or build character and make you a stronger person. Good luck.
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