Post by joyinvirginia on Aug 6, 2012 12:14:53 GMT -5
Hi chel, I hope that you are making great progress. Ask the Got Junk guy if he could be there tomorrow to help support you. Or you're minister. You are doing great! If you have a chance listen to Matt Paxtons podcast #40 at 5decisionsaway.com He and Dr green are talking about a lot of really inspirational stuff! I like listening when I am working. There are miracles every day, and sometimes the universe pushes us in one direction, or we have hard times in order to be open to something new we can't even imagine
actually it didn't go well. no details please. called the bully, told him I have a Dr appt tomorrow and need to change to Wednesday. Results will be the same; I am being kicked out of the house and will literallybe living on the street. I have nowhere to go. can't stop crying, never thought this would really happen. Hopeless. Not a single one of my "friends" has agreed to let me stay with them for any time, and i have no family whatever. Don't know where to find a shelter and the car doesn't really work. Great, huh? Can't get much worse than this. Chel
I have been thinking of you, and am so sorry to hear this is happening. I am so sad to hear you are alone. Is there someone at your church you can call? Is there anything any of us can do? I have no idea where you are in the world, please PM me if you can if you do not want to be so public, my heart goes out to you.
Can you get to a motel, Motel 6 or something similar that is inexpensive, just to regroup and take some action? Is there a Woman's Center in your area to call. How about the Salvation Army, they offer emergency help to anyone. Do you have a therapist, often they know social workers who will intervene and help find you a place to live.
Please please, there are others who have been where you are. Maybe others have some suggestions for you. This is very hard, but you are not alone, you have people here.
Please tell your doctor what is going on. He might be able to have a social worker help you get a stay of action for your home or help with figuring out next steps - shelter. If your doctor says that throwing you out of the house in your condition is murder then the city needs to do something or be liable.
Post by sunshineshouse on Aug 6, 2012 22:58:36 GMT -5
With the homeless shelters so crowded (at least here), they would do well to not have to take in those who have shelter and are providing for themselves. A church. - not yours probably - could tell you where the shelters are. Call them and every other charity group in your phone book. United Way, St. Vincent de Paul. You need to advocate for yourself while youbstill have the roof over your head and your phone.
Post by stackattack on Aug 6, 2012 23:07:44 GMT -5
omg I can't believe that they are being so unreasonable. This really does not sound right. I don't want to see you spend limited resources on motels if you don't have to, so it's worth some effort to try to make other arrangements while you have a chance. How about a Women's Resource Center. Oh yeah, and LEGAL AID.
And I agree with Swan who said not to leave until they forcibly remove you.
In case they mean what they say and can really condemn a place that quickly, I wonder if you should consider getting some of your clothes and most valuable stuff out of there. Maybe you could rent a small storage unit somewhere nearby to have a place to store some things you would like to keep.
If you feel comfortable letting us know what state you live in, some people might have more specific help.
Chel - I know it looks totally hopeless at this moment, but you can survive and come out the other side of this, victorious! Google social services in your state and start calling numbers until you find someone who will help. Often times one agency who can't help in your particular situation can direct you to someone who can. If you haven't already contacted the court, that should be your first call. Tell them you are in an emergency situation and need to speak to an attorney right now! Usually, free legal aid is available if you're getting evicted. An attorney may be able to make a few phone calls and stop this whole thing from happening. Don't give up! You may not see the solution right now, but there is one out there. Just keep fighting and reaching out..... and like stackattack said, if you are able to say what state you're in, someone here may have more specific ideas for you. I know you are sick, and that is making it that much more difficult. I'm praying for you too, and I feel like there is something good that can come out of this, if you just refuse to give up. I still think finding an attorney may be the key. If all else fails, go to the ER and tell them you are ill and getting kicked out of your home and feeling hopeless. They won't let you leave the hospital without social services making sure you have a place to go. I'll be watching for your posts.
Hi Carrie et al, Thanks for the wishes,thoughts and prayers but I feel like I've tried everything. I'm an attorney (a flat broke one!) and I called 8 of my attorney friends who do municipal law and when I said the city name they ALL said no I'm taking them on (I think they all do some work for the city and don't want to lose that). And last night when my alleged, 30-year "best friend" said that "suicide might be your only way out, after all you have no real life and no family". He's filthy rich, big house, do you think he'd offer to let me stay a while in his basement? HELL NO!!! So much for someone I thought was my best friend. That really hurt. It is HOT outside but I have to get the front of the house looking really good; that is what the bully wants to see tomorrow at 10 am. So I'm taking a quick break. BTW I live in Illinois. And I do swear I will NEVER contact my now-former "best friend" again. Not ever. All my other close friends are out of state, and I don't have any family. None at all. Well I've got a long hot day in front of me; so back at it. Not sure it will count for anything but I have to try. Thanks for all your kind suggestions and encouragement; Any spare prayers would really be welcome. Thanks all Chel
In case things go bad a list of cities that have homeless shelters can be found at this website www.homelessshelterdirectory.org/illinois.html it's a little work you gotta click on the city then click on one of the homeless shelters and then click on show address.
I know you are ill fight them with all you got, love. I want you to have the resources you need to fight. Yes do the sit in possession is 9/10th of the law. Best of luck and wishes sweet heart. I'm praying for you nnothing but the best. Much love dear.
chel, can you contact any lawyers from another nearby city? explain to them what is happening and that no one in your city are willing to help you because they are afraid? I am still praying for you! I know it's a burner outside right now, so make sure you take breaks and take time to drink lots of water; try to take time to eat something, even if it is something light. You will feel better and have more energy if you do. Take care of yourself as best you can; I wish I lived closer and could come help you out but the trip from Canada is a bit long