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I Am Very Scared About Becoming Homeless

For those of us who've been there--or fear being there 129 People

    Feeling Hopeless - My husband and I have six children. We have both worked all of our lives however I left my job back in March because of childcare issues and at the time my...
    momma2six momma2six 36-40 2 Responses Nov 6, 2012

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    Lonely City - i sit here all alone ..cooped up in a room ..feeling uncomfortable ..its freezing cold ...am free loading i guess ....not about to claim for housing benefit on a room...
    psychicprayer psychicprayer 36-40 Dec 2, 2013

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    And Going Crazy - I ****** up again and am dropping out of university the second time. I don’t think my parents will understand and tolerate this nor do I see any dignity in...
    SirMugatu SirMugatu 22-25, M 2 Responses Mar 18, 2011

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    My husband, myself and our unborn son are about to become homeless. We were renting a home with my best friend of 10 years and her boyfriend, but they did not pay their part of the...
    Cheesesticksareforever Cheesesticksareforever 26-30 Feb 13

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    Proof That Americans Do Not See the Homeless As Human! - For anyone that doesn't understand the reality of homelessness in American--mainly how so-called civilized people treat...
    whovian whovian 46-50, F 9 Responses Mar 19, 2007

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    My two kids and I are going to a homeless shelter on Friday ... It's scares me a bit ... This is not the first time I have experienced going to a homeless shelter ... They did help...
    bklyngirl2014 bklyngirl2014 22-25, F 2 Responses Feb 26

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    Inevitably Homeless - So managed to put myself through university and graduated and now the only thing I have to face is homelessness. Can't go home because I dont have a family as...
    whowhere whowhere 22-25 3 Responses Aug 22, 2009

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    Need some positive encouragement.. - I'm   very  scared. I don't know yet whether I would be accepted as a homeless person according to the stupid rules. I will have to just go...
    TheLuckyHobo TheLuckyHobo 31-35, M 9 Responses Dec 24, 2010

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    Nightmares - Ever since i was little i've had nightmares about being homeless. They are very scary. In the nightmare i would go home and my parents wouldn't recognize me. Then i...
    killthejill killthejill 16-18, F 1 Response Jun 23, 2007

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    Getting Prepared For It. - I don't know how else to say this, but I'm scared I'm going to be homeless soon. The circumstances that may have lead to this do not include drug...
    Explodey Explodey 22-25, M 5 Responses Feb 1, 2010

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    I Don't Know Where To Turn... - This is one of those fears that I never dreamed would be a reality. I wish I knew what to do, or that I had the money or resources to fix this...
    DarkAngelK DarkAngelK 22-25, T 1 Response Feb 7, 2011

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    Constantly Afraid - I've constantly been afraid of this, ever since I was very little...  I don't know if I feel the same as everyone else here, but I've never really known...
    RaineyEyedGirl RaineyEyedGirl 31-35, T 1 Response Sep 13, 2009

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    This is the thing I need to worry about allot in my life. I don't have friends or family to help me out when I'm in a jam. I been living on my own since age 17. There been many...
    ChillyWilly82 ChillyWilly82 31-35, M 1 Response Feb 4

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    Suddenly Jobless - After 8 years of working my butt off for a company, and I worked HARD, believe me, they fired me in order to "clean out" the department and bring in younger...
    ColoGrama ColoGrama 56-60, F Sep 12, 2010

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    The 14th of August 2009 -   This is the date that my partner and I loose our flat... we do not have anywhere to go... can’t afford the deposit on a new place... unless...
    shadowlight shadowlight 22-25, F 3 Responses Aug 9, 2009

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    Fukushima And Beyond A Nuclear Disaster - It's beyond comprehension that anyone with a high school education would consider nuclear power plants safe after Chernobyl. Now...
    CaliGal CaliGal 51-55, F 2 Responses Oct 23, 2012

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    The Drumming Terror - There is a fear in me. A terror. A silent cloud, looming on the horizon. It beats with a mighty thunder, a drum in my skull. Drumming for the march. And the...
    EastStar EastStar 22-25, M 2 Responses Nov 12, 2009

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    Scared To Death - I just found out that we are going to be loosing a big chunk of our income.I'm not afraid for myself but for my husband.He had a massive stroke in 2003.He only...
    bigmama1 bigmama1 51, F 7 Responses Nov 21, 2009

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    We Have 10 Days To Move - My husband lost his job back in June and we haven't been able pay our rent. We made a deal with our landlord and we were OK for awhile and we are totally...
    EsmeAurora EsmeAurora 31-35, F 2 Responses Oct 12, 2011

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    So Scared That My Family Might Lose Everything And Be Homeless Soon. - Early this week, my husband and I traded in our paid off car for a newer one. We were so exciting that things...
    katemanning3 katemanning3 22-25, F 7 Responses Sep 27, 2010

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    We're Close ... - No income, and the adults in the family have tried for over a year to find work, there just isn't any. We've tried all the agencies, no one has any funds. Being...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Nov 17, 2009

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    My Worst Fear - Last night, I found out that I may lose a huge chunk of my already very low income. I'm very frightened. My worst fear on this earth is being homeless. I am...
    whovian whovian 46-50, F 10 Responses Mar 15, 2007

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    I'm Facing Homelessness With My 2 Children - i have never been so scared before. i have lived in this property for 2 years with my 2 children. i am recently a single mother and now...
    sianny sianny 22-25 1 Response Jul 12, 2012

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    I Have Two Kids And Am Terrified Of This! But I Found A Way ..... - Need Extra Money and Love Helping Others? After my most recent denial from disability I decided I needed a new...
    ImmortalCho ImmortalCho 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 21, 2013

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    Since I Was Little... - It's something I've always been scared of happening. Right down since I was little, the nightmares were frequent and horrifying. I'm still scared today, but...
    Luangi Luangi 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 8, 2007

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    Afraid of Homelessness - My family makes good money. But I'm just scared that somehow we're going to spent it all and we're going to go broke. I'm also scared that like once I'm...
    stripesANDsunshine stripesANDsunshine 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 17, 2008

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    Don't Want To Be Homeless - Right now I am living with my mother and family, in a ******, shameful apartment. I sleep on the couch that often smells of cat ****. I have not been...
    walkingon walkingon 22-25 1 Response Aug 7, 2012

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    Dhs - I live in a one bedroom apartment with 2 other people and because of the economy we are losing this apartment. Thats alright because we thought we found this perfect house...
    keepsake84 keepsake84 22-25 3 Responses Nov 1, 2011

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    Scared To Death!!! -      Being homeless scares me out of my wits! Being homeless with my 8 year old daughter terrifies me!! I'm in a situation with neighbors...
    MorningEcho MorningEcho 41-45, F 4 Responses Feb 20, 2010

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    Ive Got A Hail Mary Pass Next Week In Austin. - I am trashing everything except my clothes, my laptop and my cell phone which is paid up till next month. Austin has a lot of help...
    hforbess hforbess 46-50 Oct 24, 2012

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    I'M Scared. - I don't know why really. I know that i am going to make it through this.. but still i am afraid. I've never had a good relationship with my parents. Well actually...
    Lalaland0 Lalaland0 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 26, 2013

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    Still Scared - Things are just going from bad to worse. First I lose my disability, then the govt. says they overpaid me three month's worth of checks--to the 689 dollars each...
    whovian whovian 46-50, F 5 Responses Mar 28, 2007

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    I am about to be a senior in college. I'm scared that I won't be able to compete with all the kids at my school. I fear what the future has in store for me.
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    I haven't posted on this in so long but I'm really stuck and I don't know who to talk to about it . Background story : I was entering college as a biology major but during...
    bananasxoxo bananasxoxo 18-21, F Mar 21

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    I have 3 majors; English, psychology, and sociology. I love each of them for different reasons and I'm so far into them that it would be stupid for me to drop any of them. But I'm...
    migliorc migliorc 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 23

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    I feel like the freedom adults talk about teens inheriting when they go to college is a misleading idea. Superficially perhaps we have more freedom, but are we actually being put...
    Venturawhite Venturawhite 26-30, M Mar 25

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    I really am. And when you're a member of support communities such as this one, it's hard to avoid falling into hypocrisy. The particular trait I'm referring to is giving an advice...
    HappyandSad20 HappyandSad20 18-21, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    What am I going to be? Ho is my life going to turn out? Will I ever find someone I will be able to trust and who will love me for me? Will I ever be able to earn the praise and...
    VStruth VStruth 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 21

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    Ever get scared about what will happen in life I know I do
    Lisalocket1225 Lisalocket1225 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 20

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    Me and him broke up like 2 months ago, the day we broke up thru text message I didn't talk to him anymore, he would try contact me by calling me, texting me, texting my best friend...
    cindy1221 cindy1221 16-17, F 22 mins ago

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    I don't talk to the people in my life about it these days (especially my colleagues at work, where polite white upper middle class mores predominate), but I began my adult life at...
    sdf81978197 sdf81978197 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 16

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    This all happened about 5 years ago. It was like 12:00am and I was sleeping. I woke up because I could hear my big brother walking to my bedroom. I pretended I was asleep so he...
    Ella09098 Ella09098 22-25, F 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    I always have a light on. I cannot go to sleep with out one on. I am scared of what can hide in the dark since i know what i can hide in the dark side of me. I am terrified of...
    0neUp 0neUp 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 7

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    When I was 19 I was homeless for 4 months. My boyfriend of 3 years at the time decided he wanted to spend all our money on indulgences in stead of paying our rent and then...
    sighimnotgoodwithnames sighimnotgoodwithnames 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 19

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    There lot's homeless people in the world, what their government doing about it,, nothing just like are ,,,people every country have people homeless ,why the leader lay down there...
    pullupgirl103 pullupgirl103 31-35, F Apr 7

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    Well, if you want to get technical, I still am. I'm still in and out of a few of the shelters in my area. However, I know this is a temporary situation that was meant to teach me...
    Mariposa85 Mariposa85 26-30, F a week ago

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    For some reason, he sees something in me that I cannot see myself. He makes me feel like I can do anything, that I am capable of becoming everything I never dared to hope I could...
    whyyyyu whyyyyu 18-21, F Mar 27

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    Ever since I was about 13 its been nagging me at the back of my conscience. Every car ride I would get the thought stuck in my head that i should open just open the door. Fall out...
    baaron4 baaron4 18-21, M 2 days ago

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    My father once told me, "If a homeless person asks you for money, offer a meal instead of money." Today, that's exactly what happened. I was in a Subway today and a guy came up...
    Nijima Nijima 41-45, M Mar 26

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    I have more or less been homeless since I was 15. I left a bad home life and started riding the rails as a hobo. I learn about as much as you can learn from the old timers I meet...
    craig12345678 craig12345678 56-60, M 1 Response Mar 28

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