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I Am Very Scared About Becoming Homeless

For those of us who've been there--or fear being there 141 People

    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 would go to the houses of people in my family and they wouldn't recognize me eighter. I felt so isolated.
    killthejill killthejill 16-18, F 1 Response Jun 23, 2007

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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 the nightmares aren't as often as they used to be.
    Luangi Luangi 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 8, 2007

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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 drowning now. He has been great, but we just can't afford to live in our house anymore. I work full time and go to school...
    EsmeAurora EsmeAurora 31-35, F 2 Responses Oct 12, 2011

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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 already very much physically alone--in the sense of the only daily companionship I have is my three cats. The only two...
    whovian whovian 46-50, F 10 Responses Mar 15, 2007

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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 any sort of stability in my life, emotionally, physically, psychologically, financially, etc. I lived in our family's...
    RaineyEyedGirl RaineyEyedGirl 31-35, T 1 Response Sep 13, 2009

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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 folks. It took them almost of a year of setting me up, but they finally did it. "At will employment" means they can do...
    ColoGrama ColoGrama 56-60, F Sep 12, 2010

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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 were finally coming together for us until 3 days later, my husband calls on his way home from work to tell me he was just fired. My world is now shattered. We have a 2 a...
    katemanning3 katemanning3 22-25, F 8 Responses Sep 27, 2010

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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 avenue for income fast, but being a mother of two I couldn't afford a SCAM! I reconnected with an old friend and she told me of a job and a company that could save my...
    ImmortalCho ImmortalCho 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 21, 2013

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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 drum beats on, leading me forward. Like dusk... The night is inevitable. My life, though was not perfect, was good. I...
    EastStar EastStar 22-25, M 2 Responses Nov 12, 2009

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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 rent so we were all evicted. The boyfriend kept paying with bad checks and the rental agency never called my husband or I to tell us how late the...
    Cheesesticksareforever Cheesesticksareforever 26-30 Feb 13

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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 addiction, I don't think I'm an unlikeable person, I don't believe I'm mentally retarded or disabled in any way, I'm not ugly and...
    Explodey Explodey 22-25, M 5 Responses Feb 1, 2010

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    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 husband made enough to cover our bills. Then on June 15th of this year my husband was laid off from his job but was only...
    momma2six momma2six 36-40 2 Responses Nov 6, 2012

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    I'm Wishing For A Miracle

    For those of you who don't know, me and my husband split up in September. He refused to pay for the mortgage and forced me to sell the house before we lost it to repossession. He's a controlling ******* and an abusive alcoholic so it's a small blessing to cut another tie from him...
    Bleed Bleed 31-35, F 38 Responses Mar 9, 2011

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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 we get to the top of the council house list or any of the 3 housing associations that we have applied to we are going to be...
    shadowlight shadowlight 22-25, F 3 Responses Aug 9, 2009

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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 older and out of college and living in an apartment something that I won't be able to pay the amount that will be needed to pay...
    stripesANDsunshine stripesANDsunshine 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 17, 2008

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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 my landlord has given me 2 months notice for no reason. i have never been late on rent and have always stuck to my tenancy agreement. i am now...
    sianny sianny 22-25 1 Response Jul 12, 2012

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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, following the disaster at fukushima on 3-11-11, the paid clappers for this industry still give us the thumbs up on safety issues. I do not have...
    CaliGal CaliGal 51-55, F 2 Responses Oct 23, 2012

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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 continuing this convenient, lazy lifestyle in this house and thus I will boot myself out. It’s the least I can do. I...
    SirMugatu SirMugatu 22-25, M 2 Responses Mar 18, 2011

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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 those less fortunate than them, here's the reality, the concrete proof! God bless America? Ha! I don't think so! Too many Americans simply lack the...
    whovian whovian 46-50, F 9 Responses Mar 19, 2007

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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 that could just possibly do that. They own the land my brother is leasing. They want me off and have threatened to cut...
    MorningEcho MorningEcho 41-45, F 5 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 for the homeless. I can take a shower there at 6:45. I have a car but its been having problems. I have to take my cat to its mother and I really...
    hforbess hforbess 46-50 Oct 24, 2012

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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 has the use of his rt. arm,but now social security says he is not entitled to his benefits.we are barely scraping by .I...
    bigmama1 bigmama1 51, F 7 Responses Nov 21, 2009

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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 me a lot 4 years ago ... The only thing I fear is that since the homelessness has increased it might not be how I experienced it before...
    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 such to go home to. All my friends do though and have migrated back to their homes, back to where they came from. Been...
    whowhere whowhere 22-25 3 Responses Aug 22, 2009

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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 in house thats like living with steptoe and son ......how clean is your house kim and aggie women would be in...
    psychicprayer psychicprayer 36-40 Dec 2, 2013

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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 and try again and see what I can do. I have got used to being turned away, or argued with until I cry and then turned away. =/ I gave-up...
    TheLuckyHobo TheLuckyHobo 31-35, M 9 Responses Dec 24, 2010

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    i look for a a Home : a forest,

    fields, a house, villa, swimming pool, veranda, manor, castle, cottage, haussmanian, victorian flat, duplex, buildings, hotel , palace, casino, harem, in a nice place like French Riviera, Paris ( tout arrondissement, banlieue ), Marseille, Lyon, Bordeaux, London, NYC, Miami...
    steack2 steack2 41-45, M Apr 23

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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 and We all just got great jobs and are making far more than enough money to afford it, but I havent got paid...
    keepsake84 keepsake84 22-25 3 Responses Nov 1, 2011

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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 homeless isn't the part that scares me so much - but I have a lot of food allergies (life-threatening stuff) and...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Nov 17, 2009

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    Stop The World , I Want To Get Off

    I don't know what to do, there's nothing i can do. My entire world is crashing before me. I was alright with everything..I finally made progress, I was going to make it. Now my parents have lost their jobs and there's nothing i can do. The job's in my area have dried up and the...
    RocketBastard RocketBastard 18-21, M 2 Responses Feb 14, 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! Today it was announced that my work hours will be drastically cut. And tonight, I got a notice in the mail...
    whovian whovian 46-50, F 5 Responses Mar 28, 2007

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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 able to live on my own successfully for years. I have gotten apartments and then just broke the lease and moved out of them. I...
    walkingon walkingon 22-25 1 Response Aug 7, 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.. i've never has a good relationship with anyone. Mostly because i am the type of girl that when ever she sees...
    Lalaland0 Lalaland0 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 26, 2013

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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 before it's too late. But I don't have a clue, or any money to spare. I have $12 in my bank account. My mother has less than $100. We're...
    DarkAngelK DarkAngelK 22-25, T 1 Response Feb 7, 2011

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    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 41-45 1 Response Nov 24

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    Idk why but I'm actually beginning to become terrified of getting really old. You become so useless and fragile, it's just so scary.
    SunshineH316 SunshineH316 22-25, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I am like an after school Au Pair (or in america "babysitter" for this little girl who lives near me named Vivien but I just call her Viv. And her and her mum got in a bad car...
    LandonS LandonS 16-17, M 1 Response Dec 7

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    I'm scared of abuse when I'm in relationships with my girlfriend. Sometimes I don't like when she hit me or do stuff like abused me. It can be end up of our relationship. Cause I'm...
    shaqwanna shaqwanna 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 19

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    Wow, that stab at currently being nameless on-line was fairly amusing. I do not even have a google account or what ever fangdangled technique it's lately- and a pseudonym would be...
    Aiden3693znb4 Aiden3693znb4 31-35, M 1 Response Dec 4

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    Ive been missing a lot of school be ause of my health. Im struggling just trying to keep up with my class. I feel like im letting my family down. Ive always dreamed about becoming...
    PCOSstrength PCOSstrength 16-17, F Dec 4

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    This one just really chapped My ***! Id love to hear opinions from as many as possible.Ideas about what can be done. The Free Thought Project Matt Agorist July 25, 2014 The...
    The1960texan The1960texan 51-55, M 2 Responses Nov 21

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    I found a news item that made Me sick to My stomach.I have been homeless for a time after having the rug that was my life pulled out from under Me. May 13, 2014 Youtube...
    The1960texan The1960texan 51-55, M 2 Responses Nov 21

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    Whenever a criminal is daring to feed the homeless, America's finest are on it. The latest, out of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, involved collaring a 90-year-old menace to society, as...
    The1960texan The1960texan 51-55, M 2 Responses Nov 21

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    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...
    alliemamabear alliemamabear 18-21, F 3 Responses Dec 1

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    You people are lucky getting presents and having fun on the holidays but I can't I have a I have a different religion I can't even celebrate my own birthday you shouldn't wine...
    natsufairy12 natsufairy12 18-21, M 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    I am very creative but feel that time is running out to really show the world want I can do. I am caught between two places, I have a passion to help the homeless which actually...
    iboxy iboxy 31-35, F 1 Response Dec 1

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    This was last Friday, about a week ago. We were going on a field trip for German Class (Christkindlemart) and I had brought about 40 dollars for souvenirs, food, and other stuff...
    Shyspan Shyspan 13-15, F 1 day ago

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    As a teen, I loved being naked whenever the situation allowed me to be; especially in the outdoors. I can still only describe it as a momentary spiritual experience: the reality of...
    JQuest75 JQuest75 31-35, M 1 Response 7 hrs ago

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    I don't see many homeless people where I live - but I have been to the city a lot. There's homeless people on every corner for the most part - I see them whenever I get on and off...
    MeowOnMe MeowOnMe 18-21, F 3 Responses Nov 21

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