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0 posted 04-30-2002 03:37 PM       View Profile for rosepetals25   Email rosepetals25   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for rosepetals25

Why does it seem when ever you take a step forward, you take 2 steps back?

As some of you know, things have been going not to good with money at my house.  The problem of rent being paid and homeless was very real.  We thought we found the answer in Red Cross, but we were wrong.

They told us they couldn't help us.  One of us had to be employed and making enough money to pay June's rent for them to pay May's rent.  Which I can understand.  They don't want to prolong the invetable, just help people stay in a home.  

I had a job interview on the 18th. When I found out if I got the job or not I was suppose to call them so we could set up a meeting so they could help us.

Sounds good so far.

Today I found out that I did get the job (YAY ). So, I'm thinking ok, this is going to work.

Again, sounds good...

Now comes the 2 steps back.  I called the lady at Red Cross.  She said I need something in writing from VoiceStream proving that I have the job.  Again, I can understand.  Anyone can say they have a job.

So I call VoiceStream and tell them the situation and ask them if they can fax something to the Red Cross so they know that I really do have a job.  They inform me they can't.  It is against policy to put anything in writing until I am officially an employee, which won't be until May 20.  So I explained again, and again she said no, but she did wish my good luck.  How nice. (yes that was heavy sarcasm)

So I call Red Cross back and tell them the situation.  Which got me nowhere, they need it in writing no if, ands, or buts.

So here I sit, back at square one.. AGAIN.  I'm trying to let the fact that there is a very good chance that I'm going to be very homeless in less then 2 weeks sink in.  I knew it was coming, but I don't know.  I guess I thought it would never really happen.  That something would stop it.

I asked the Red Cross about other organizations that might be able to help. She said they are all out of money and follow the same guidelines they do.  

I want to know who helps the people in my situation.  I can't be the only one in my region that has this problem.  Yet when I ask, the all send me to the same places that send me back to them.. it is a huge circle of crap.  

I'm just so frustrated and worried.  *sighs* I do feel better though, getting that out. I could go on and say more, but considering the guidelines here for language, I better stop while I'm ahead *chuckles*

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Contact a local church to see if they have emergency funds that could help.
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