I don't want to get into specifics but it is looking like I may be out on my own soon. I have a college education but can not find work, the whole not finding a job has snowballed into something really bad. Without being able to get hired I can not find any one who would even consider renting me a room to stay, I can not develop any form of credit to even present a potential landlord because you need to a job for that. I have some money saved up but it will go fast and I feel its best to save it for food so I can survive. I have looked into homeless shelters and housing commission it seems as though every form of help is aimed at helping recovering drug addicts and not people who are just looking for a place to stay with no drug problems.
I feel like once I become homeless I will have a very hard time trying to make it since, any shot you have at getting a job you have to appear presentable I do not know how presentable I can be when I possibly can't clean my clothes, shower, cut my hair, shave, etc.
Has anyone on this site ever gone through being homeless before?
What are shelters like?
How did you better your life?
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There are places to help people in your situation, not just for recovering addicts... keep researching places in your area... I'm sure if you went into your local welfare office you can find programs or the people would know where to direct you.. I am in a similar situation... not exactly being kicked out (at the moment, a year ago I was about to be) but I live with my parents and they really can't stand me and I can't stand them either and we fight all the time, I'm trying to find help too... I don't want to lie and say I'm homeless, but if I don't then there's not much help for me, I can't find a job, can't afford clothes for job interviews, If I could get welfare and food stamps that would help me TREMENDOUSLY, I could eat some decent food, have money for clothes and to pay my parents rent so they don't fight with me, I looked into food stamps but I have to be 22 to be seen as separate than my parents who I'm living with(my dad makes too much to qualify, even though I don't get money from him or eat the food he buys) I just saw your profile, looks like we live in the same area, let me know what you find!0