I Am Homeless

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 188 People

    Jane Doe

    Down in the sub of Ohio, a struggle between financial meets and a dysfunctional family were tucked away inside a cozy looking home. With a father that beat his daughter daily, a mother who refused to meet the eyes of such a demon and stand up for her, left her daughter victim to...
    RoTTenKoRn RoTTenKoRn
    18-21, F
    Nov 27, 2009

    I am about to spend my first night in the

    streets sleeping in my car I am scared and depressed :'(
    ac5225 ac5225
    36-40, M
    2 Responses Jun 13, 2015

    The Invisible Homeless

    When most people picture the homeless, they see the somewhat dirty, unkempt people who push shopping carts. These are the homeless who are discussed by city councils, who have a need for overnight shelters, who sleep in parks or long-run busses. There is another group of...
    offmom303 offmom303
    56-60, F
    5 Responses Oct 5, 2011

    Im Sorry

    i cant be online for long.. my real family doesnt want me as their daughter.. im alone. again.. my pimp got really mad.. he beatend up my friends.. my baby's.. :( so yea i went back to him.. he let them go.. im just here on the streets again. taking some drugs.. doing men...
    Woesh Woesh
    18-21, F
    7 Responses Dec 27, 2012

    l have been staying in a temporary

    accommodations over the last four to five months, prior to this i was living in my parents back garden because being around their negativity really effects me as a person. l was moved after telling the councel office that i was homeless and they set me up in a very...
    DreamBigger9 DreamBigger9
    22-25, M
    Oct 8, 2015

    I am on my eighth night of homelessness,

    I live out of my car :( this is a very stressful thing to experience. I park my car in the parking lot of the 24 hour fitness where I get up in the morning to take a shower before I head off to work. I should be only be on the streets for about a month and a half, but I find...
    ac5225 ac5225
    36-40, M
    2 Responses May 18, 2014

    Just New To This

    I was homeless for a while in my teens but this is my first time as an adult .If anyone has any tips on how to make lifestyle easier and safer I'd be grateful if you could share .  
    Smackhead Smackhead
    70+, F
    2 Responses Apr 22, 2013

    Wow , A Pleasant Surprise

    So last night the cops finally found where I had been parking my car at night , some nosey ***** had called them on me . I had been waiting for it since i've been bunking there at night . So my car is unregistered and I haven't paid my license ( due to being broke as hell , hence...
    Smackhead Smackhead
    70+, F
    2 Responses Apr 27, 2013


    I got a proper mattress for Bunko ( my car ) today , only took a month of sleeping rough . I'm living large tonight :)
    Smackhead Smackhead
    70+, F
    2 Responses May 21, 2013

    I have not lost hope.

    I will find work soon. I will get back on top. Being homeless does not define me. I will not be defeated.
    MissinMySon MissinMySon
    41-45, M
    2 Responses Jul 29, 2014

    I am not sure what to do at this point.

    I am living in my car, homeless, but I have a room opportunity for a cheap price compared to everything else around(because I know the person), but I can't afford to make the deposit and rent and my car payments and other bills. I feel like this is a good thing that I can't make...
    secretdestiny secretdestiny
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Sep 6, 2015

    Why I Am Homeless

    Most people think of homeless people getting into their circumstances through alcohol or drug use, or poor money management, but not all homeless families fit in these categories. My family is one of them, and this is our story. In January of this year, my husband's brother...
    morgainelafay morgainelafay
    31-35, F
    8 Responses May 19, 2007

    moral based housing qualifications

    for really suck.so i waited two years for my income to start, and now i am finding out that i cant find a place because of a background check...and shortage of affordable housing ,and income reqiurments,,, its not funny either,,,i recently found out that a local business has...
    treya2420 treya2420
    2 Responses Mar 30, 2015

    I'm not sure exactly how long I've been truly

    homeless. A few weeks now, I think. It's not that I lack an income or am horribly irresponsible with my money. If I could just just find a small apartment in the not-rich part of town, I'd have enough to pay rent, bills, and eek by on the rest...but that's the problem. In the...
    KadyBaby22 KadyBaby22
    22-25, F
    1 Response Sep 22, 2015

    I think the best place

    for homeless people to take a shelter is still universities because they have the most free resources. When I just graduated and was required to move out of the school dorm and had no place to live, I stayed in the university. Afterwards when I have no position, I also went...
    ExileMyself ExileMyself
    31-35, F
    3 Responses Aug 20, 2015

    so been homeless really sucks If it wasnt

    for my great peraonality and ability to make good friends id be stuck in the cold at night thank god for couches lol I cant wait till the day I can look back and be able to return the gesture to any one in need #appreciatethelittlethings
    Muahsay Muahsay
    22-25, M
    1 Response Jan 28, 2015

    Yes I am and have been homeless

    for far too long. even though I am employed, life's daily difficulties make it exactly that when it comes to getting stable - difficult. Its a real battle finding balance. I live in the dark most of the time and either lose or misplace things frequently (probably closer to...
    manusundr manusundr
    51-55, M
    7 Responses Dec 17, 2014

    As of right now I'm living inside my car with

    my 2 dogs and my two cats and my best friend ever we are currently on an adventure of a lifetime
    Lookingupalways Lookingupalways
    26-30, F
    7 Responses Jan 12, 2015

    I'm a girl, 20, living in the EU,

    ex-eastern bloc. All my life I was told I had great potential so I went to the hardest high-school and made it. I enrolled in Uni but things got complicated; I have had mental issues ranging from bipolar to having hallucinations all my life and I wanted to patch up things I...
    mrnobody234 mrnobody234
    22-25, F
    1 Response Sep 29, 2014

    Living In An R.V (Trailer Thing) For Four Years

    When I was around seven and eight my family and I left our home and lived in Georgia for a year. We got evicted from the house we were renting and planed on buying and left to go back to our home state. But my Dad stayed there to keep his job. When I was around nine and ten my...
    MewMewIsSoKawaii MewMewIsSoKawaii
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Nov 10, 2013

    My ex girlfriend broke up with me to pursue a

    man that makes more money then she threw me out of her apartment the next day now I have no place to go with a little bit of money and a lot of bills to pay I moved out here for her now I'm all alone
    ac5225 ac5225
    36-40, M
    1 Response Jun 19, 2015

    I was homeless for 18 months

    when my sister moved in. since then I got my own apartment then moved in with my boyfriend. He became abusive and I am staying with friends for now...I was told this is temporary. I kind of want to give up and move west. **** it.
    hellpuddle hellpuddle
    26-30, F
    1 Response Dec 30, 2015

    Well guys after five weeks of being homeless

    and sleeping in the Walmart parking, I finally got enough money together to get myself a room to rent. This will be my second night here, and I'm feeling a little bit better, I have also met somebody wonderful that's been a part of my life for these past few weeks she's very...
    ac5225 ac5225
    36-40, M
    1 Response Jul 17, 2015

    I live in the family house,

    where I grew up. But it has been like a ghetto. Everything in the house is either so broken or so dirty. My ex-mother is a bombarder. She just knows to bombard me, now the main reason being using her toilet, which has been long broken so can't flush itself and would block if you...
    ExileMyself ExileMyself
    31-35, F
    Jul 13, 2015

    When Will It Ever End? Am I Alone In This?

    a lot of people assume that homeless people are in their situation because of drugs, alcohol, or some other self imposed misfortune. Not in my case. I have been to college, boxed for 5 years. I dont drink, smoke, do drugs, not even take asprin. See my misfortune lies within my...
    slicedxpaperxwrists slicedxpaperxwrists
    22-25, M
    6 Responses Dec 7, 2011

    It is the fear you live with every day.

    It's sort of big and looming. One day you feel okay and wonder how long you are gonna feel that way.Other times you wake up with your stomach in a knot and feel a ball of terror in your heart. Some days there is hope, others there isn't. You just keep trying. Yes, you may feel...
    skcamper skcamper
    56-60, F
    1 Response Apr 29, 2015

    Hello everyone, my names tom,

    im a 51-year old carpenter. In november, I came down to florida to visit my sister and my truck broke down and I could not afford the needed repairs, so I lost my truck, and now im stuck, and homeless with no way to get to any type of job. If anyone out there has an old work...
    Wonderingin2016 Wonderingin2016
    51-55, M
    Feb 7, 2016

    I am going to be living on the streets

    officially in 2 weeks because I can't find a room to rent or a vehicle or any other place to stay. I am only 20 years old and can't believe that I am about to be homeless even when I am working hard and trying so hard I still can't manage to pull this all together... I am...
    secretdestiny secretdestiny
    22-25, F
    5 Responses Jul 17, 2015

    my dream is to have a home.

    If i will achieve that, i will be truly happy. Been living on the streets since i stowed away from home.
    heimerweisen heimerweisen
    26-30, F
    Mar 2, 2016

    Im homeless and afraid.

    Living out of my truck.Its not easy for a single girl to be all alone with no one to turn to.no one to help afraid to ask for help because of the way people look and judge you its bot easy.Im always praying to god that things get better but i put two steps foward and go 8steps...
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Aug 16, 2015

    My Kids And I Are Homeless

    I don't drink, smoke, or do drugs and am a very hard working person. A few years ago I lost my job (for BS reasons) while going through divorce. I spent some time staying with family while fighting for the house but ended up losing the house to my ex in the divorce. I was...
    kzoodiana kzoodiana
    36-40, F
    1 Response Mar 14, 2012

    Well technically. I live in a hotel at the

    moment. But it's close to my job. My gfs step mom kicked us out of "her house" (she doesn't pay for anything) and I honestly couldn't be happier. I'd rather be here barely making it than live with that psychopath one more minute.
    churchdadatnight churchdadatnight
    18-21, F
    1 Response Dec 15, 2015

    I was engaged to a girl

    for 3 years. We lived the dream life for a long while. Disneyland, aquariums, museums, fancy dining, travelling the country; we were inseparable. On June 11th 2015, she left me for my best friend, and had made arrangements for their situation behind my back. Long story short...
    DirtbagMichael9 DirtbagMichael9
    22-25, M
    3 Responses Sep 21, 2015

    Homeless But Still Looking Up! :)

    Hello there, I have been currently homeless for a period of 4 months and counting. It's a little sad in my mind I have been looking on the bright side of my situation. I graduated from college with a degree and worked full-time. I had it all; my apartment, my studio, my awesome...
    theashfactor theashfactor
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Jan 1, 2013

    Not all homeless live on the street.

    Many live with someone else. In their living room. That's why I have such a huge passion for working with the homeless.
    Jackiebh Jackiebh
    26-30, F
    Aug 24, 2014

    The way to solving the homeless problem is to

    discuss the research-related issues with me, publications, the suitable research projects, seeking research advisors, the research position application, etc. You need to enter a scientific community to have a home surrounded with peers, who can really have congenial interactions...
    ExileMyself ExileMyself
    31-35, F
    Jan 1, 2016

    Yeah Didn't See This Coming

    I have been homeless for a week. I hope to go into the shelter Monday.
    Dx55555 Dx55555
    46-50, F
    4 Responses Nov 23, 2012

    Was living at the Salvation Army,

    paying rent while working for them. Got Tylenol with codeine unknowingly from the emergency room for a sprained ankle. This broke the no narcotic rules and resulted in my discharge. I was able to keep my job but had no where to live so I lost the job too. This occurred the...
    maggiejoe91 maggiejoe91
    2 Responses Sep 30, 2014

    rayraybaby formerly candyhot5 is a scam artist,

    she will lie to get your money! She fakes being homeless and insists she just needs gas money to come to you. Says she is from California, Wisconsin, Florida where ever is far away from you. She did to me and will to you do not believe her!
    NoMoreScams NoMoreScams
    36-40, F
    3 Responses Feb 5, 2015

    I"m scared to death of my life's circumstance

    and I'm trying to pull out of this devastating situation I'm in. Someone please pray for me.
    nikitab1 nikitab1
    26-30, F
    1 Response Jun 24, 2014

    Life is really hard with no home.

    ...that's not because I don't have a home is because I don't have a lot of money to pay the rental...by now I have to live all day in public places like Cafe bar.. library...gym...park...benches.... when I need a warm place I just go to library... and when I need to sleep...
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Mar 17, 2016

    It is so hard to be homeless

    after losing job, apartment, car. It's hard knowing all the records I had ever collected, and nice things I worked hard for are gone. You would not believe what it takes to do things while homeless. It takes a lot of time and money just to wear clean clothes and stay clean and...
    phycho2 phycho2
    36-40, M
    2 Responses Nov 22, 2015

    Shelters Are Hell

    Well, I'm still homeless. I got the job I mentioned in my previous story – but it aggravated my injury and I had to quit after ten weeks because of the pain. I wasn't able to save up any money to get my van repaired. I worked part-time, earned about $850 per month (barely...
    darkchild darkchild
    36-40, F
    1 Response Nov 26, 2013

    I've been staying at the night time cold

    weather shelter for a little more than a week now and I go to rehab in two weeks sometime. I hope it doesn't take longer than two weeks because the shelter closes at the end of this month and I won't have anywhere to go after that. After I do my 28 days in rehab I'll be going...
    Viciouspistols Viciouspistols
    26-30, F
    Mar 14, 2016

    My husband and I have been home free

    for 6 years now. It has been the most amazing adventure. The people we have met, places we have gone and things we have seen. It's a very humbling experience. One is only poor if they choose to be. I'm rich with life. I count stars not money and I highly recommend it.
    nomadichippy nomadichippy
    31-35, F
    Mar 15, 2015

    I neva thought I would have too be homeless b4

    it's not because I won't to its because I have too I been looking n apply for a job since 2010 I beening in and out of college because I couldn't afford it now that I have a part time job that really paying enough its somthing just ain't enough to get me and a place yet because...
    Moneea Moneea
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Jan 3, 2015

    I have until the end of the week to find a home.

    I do work, make good money, but my credit rating was destroyed during my custody fight due to lawyer fees. I've been looking for housing for six months with no luck. I live in Oregon and the rental market is brutal. I'm losing hope. If I have nowhere to live, I lose my job. Boo...
    MissinMySon MissinMySon
    41-45, M
    1 Response Jun 23, 2015

    Well, I'll be homeless by next week.

    I have no family. They are verbally/physically abusive towards each other and have deep seeded issues that have never been professionally addressed. I tried making it work with them before but it was a complete disaster, I just can't put my child in the presence of lunatics. It...
    alliemamabear alliemamabear
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Dec 1, 2014

    Where do homeless people take a bath?

    How do homeless people access the internet? If I can overcome the above two problems, I think I can leave this family ghetto and live in nature. I damn hate this family ghetto, where even a functional flushing toilet and warm bath facility is not available. The bath room is damn...
    ExileMyself ExileMyself
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Aug 15, 2015
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