Our Family Needs a Home
We have a small beautiful family. I am a mother taking care of a pre-teen daughter. We also have a dog, Odie. Our family is Indigenous to this nation but I have been unable to find affordable housing, or alternatively a job that pays enough to afford today's housing prices. As such we have been living in a van for three years now. I am a former social worker with a college degree and have tried every means within my reach to get my daughter and I out of homelessness. Unfortunately, so far I have not only been unsuccessful but a victim of repeated violence as well. After years of applying every tool I have to solve our problem I am now asking for help.
Hardwork isn't the only factor in obtaining safety, security, or in owning a home. History has created economic policies that favor particular individuals over others. Because of these heavily weighted policies some folks are unlikely to ever own a home... no matter how hard we work. However, we can move toward equity with help. With help we can beat the odds and provide a life worth living for our family.
ASD/ADHD Job Placement
Neurodivergent adults are 85% more likely to be passed over for a job and 60% more likely to be fired from a job. This isn't because we are bad at our jobs but that our social differences frustrate our co-workers.
There is no place in the United States where a single mother can live off of minimum wage.