Hi... first post but that's the whole reason I came here was to let some things out and hope someone can help me (but I do plan to stick around)... I've gone through so much recently and I'm at the point where I literally have nothing. I was homeless and at the moment some family who were literal strangers let me into their home in exchange for babysitting their child 12 hours a week. I got laid off from my job so I have no money and still have bills to pay. Can't find a job where I live at the moment. Without money I can't get food or be prepared when some emergency pops up. Every day I sit in my bedroom and cry and see no hope whatsoever for my future. I've never felt so low. Monday I plan to go to the Department of Human Services to try to get food stamps so that I won't starve. I'm afraid they'll turn me down though, because I can't prove my residency at these people's house or who knows why. And I really want to try a food pantry but not sure if you just go there or what. So I feel lost. ANd I'm sick of people telling me to stay positive when everytime I do something else goes wrong. And people tell me that this whole event will make me stronger but most of the time I don't think I'll make it through so you can't be stronger if you fail, right? I'm hoping someone out there can help me in some way. :smile: Not sure how.... just somehow. Thanks and sorry about my whining.