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Single Mom and Pregnant need Housing ASAP

lilsbgirl started this conversation

I'm 28, and a single mom with a wonderful 3 yr old. I just found out I'm now pregnant, and to top it off was laid off in 2007, and have been working here and there. I'm desperately trying to get my son and I in our own place, as I currently live with his father. His father is an alcoholic, has drug problems and is just an overall verbally abusive and horrible guy.

I've gone to all the resources and just patiently waiting for a call back on some housing, but I'm really starting to get nervous. I will basically be homeless by the end of the month, and I literally have a buck to my name. I signed up to go back to school to better my situation for my kids, (get a degree so I can make better money), but its tough. I just don't know what to do. Basically all I need right now is a place to live, as I cannot afford much. I also live in the worst town as its terribly expensive but there is no way i can move. The little support that my family gives me (they are in town too) is better than the zero I would have if I lived somewhere cheaper.


Basically if anyone knows where I can find a place to live, cheap or where I could get assistance in paying rent would appreciate it!  


Thanks to all who have offered support.. I finally found myself a place to stay, its not a permnant situation, but at least my children will have a safe place to stay, and I can focus on the future, and not be so stressed out. I am still trying to figure out the whole plan, working, school and how I am going to raise my children without shoving them into daycare all day long.

If anyone is a single mom of 2 kids and has any advise on how to raise your kids (and not dump them off at a daycare all the time) and still be able to support them let me know!! I really believe the best care is that of mom, but I have to be realistic that I have to support myself and be able to care for my kids financially too. 


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littlelacie   in reply to Mmckinnone28
Hi,lilsbgirl has not been on this site since 2008, so most likely you will not hear from her.
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Right now im in a mommie and me program. I want to go down south with my father. But they said i have to wait but i rather go down there so i can stay out of trouble up here i no ill be better down there with him and he can help me to whike im down there. I have a 5 month old baby with me in this program tryung to get my other two boys back in my custody i have my 5 month ols in my custody. They always putting me on restriction cause i came in a little late or whatever. Im ready to just up and leave but if i do that they going to take my custosy papers back from and they going yo take yhe baby from me. But i want to leave and just go down south without telling them anything but what bout my other two boys. I no i can find an apartment down there quicker and faster. Seriously and honestly. What do i do now. I need an apartment A.S.A.P. fast and quick
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relle19860923   in reply to littlelacie
San Antonio
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littlelacie   in reply to relle19860923
Do you live near one of the larger cities in texas,like Dallas,Houston....the womens shelters in the larger cities usually cover several counties,so maybe look at those.
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relle19860923   in reply to littlelacie
Thank u I try that there wasn't no help
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littlelacie   in reply to relle19860923
call womens protective services in your area,they will come pick you up and take you to their shelter.they will help you.I used to work at a shelter,they will give you a place to stay,either a room or an apartment,in their facility. They will help you with babysitting,give you clothes if you need them,help you all they can with a job,getting you a place when you're ready.A safe place to stay where no one will hit you,ever.Or your child.Also help with transportation if you have appointments. Please call them and STAY SAFE.
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relle19860923   in reply to relle19860923
What should I do I stay n tx
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I get beat up I'm eight months pregnant n I have a 3 year old girl we have no where to go the guy in staying with wont let me leave if I do I get beat up I have two black eyes my daughter get hit by him he's not her father so I need a place for me n my kid help us cops not doing nothing bout it
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singlemomkrystle   in reply to kittyer12
Hey could u help me with school stuff for my children
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kittyer12   in reply to Smommy
Hey do you still need help
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kittensj   in reply to Lareina33991
What part of Florida do you live in. I receive alot of help for my son.
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Smommy   in reply to spudsy
I am in Jacksonville Florida.Im 6 months pregnant and already have a 3 year old and was wondering what I can do?
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woman in a shoe   in reply to vito brown
Hi the person u posted to not been on here in years. All we can do is give u information where u mite get help. For one the CPS cannot take your baby just because u are homeless. But u say u never had a job don't u think u should be looking for a job with a kid. But here u some information there is places that will Pell first month rent and deposits for u if they got the funds. Type need help with bills city state if u don't see it under city state put county state u will see a list of places that can help u. Also sign up for low income housing u can sign up in more than one cunty type low income housing city and county it will tell u how to do it. Also sent u got a 3 year old sign him up for wic also sign your self and him up for welfare u will get food stamps insurance and cash to pay for your rent lights gas. U can also call Catholic church and see which one give out food some have a free clothes closet where u can get ot
clothes for u and your son. Hope this can have u
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stuck out
i have a 5 year old son we are fixing to be homeless live in texas city texas our truck is broke down we have come upon rough tomes im trying to get us to a shelter in the houston tx area or some type of transitional living center we was living with family but is not working out we i was told we have to go we have no money food or way to get anywhere can somneone lead me in the right direction im able to work but have no child care i just am at a loss as to what to do
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vito brown
I'm 29. i've never had a job and i have a 3yr old son we need help we were on the streets pls help i don't want them to take my baby.
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Lareina33991   in reply to spudsy
I am in Florida pregnant homeless and have a 5 year old austic son where can I get help
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littlelacie   in reply to my4bbs
maybe you could get into a women's shelter,since from what you say you have suffered domestic abuse. they would help you file a police report and you would need to name your abuser.and since you say he took off with your other children they would want to locate them, to be sure they are safe.they have social workers at the women's shelter and they would help you get prenatal care. please think about doing this. Women's Protective Services are available in most cities and they are excellent. they will also help you get baby stuff and when you get your children back they will be able to stay there too.
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I am pregnant and have been homeless in Maine for 5Months now since I lost my place and my job ended.I am due literally anytime now.I have no family and nobody to help me.I have 3 daughters also but their father took off with them and left me behind knowing I'm pregnant with our baby.I have tried to get help EVERYWHERE in my state. My kids father was abusive and me and my kids have been through so much with him.I had even tried to get help through the court and Caring Unlimited up here but he's a sociopath and is really good at manipulating people and they didn't believe me about him even after 2 domestic violence charges and several police reports.He has my kids and has every agency duped into helping him.Meanwhile I've been staying on friends coughs,anywhere I can in the worst winter,due anytime now with nothing for my baby and no place to go or bring my baby when it's born.I don't know what to do.I need sooo much help and no where to turn!Someone please help me!I need help with a place to live,medical attention and find and get my kids back from their father before something happens to them!My other youngest ones are only 1and 2Years old!They need their mama!This man had me working 7days a week,losing jobs due to constant bruises and black eyes,I paid for everything and lost it all because of him!Please help!
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woman in a shoe   in reply to indigorain36
Hi the person u posted to not been on here in years. But for low income housing u can sign up in more than one county. The only other thing i could think of is a shelter.
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Hello my friend is in the exact same position that you are except he kicked her and her 2yo son to the street and they have no where to go...we have been to every government agency you can think of and placed applications too all of them...problem is there is a minimum of 8 month waiting list. Please tell me what her and her son are too do for 8 months. i have helped what I can but my landlord will not let anyone especially kids stay there. Could you please share how you found help and any advise you could give would be awesome.
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