Have you ever been in a shelter?
How long were you there?
Did they help you get on your feet?
Do they involve DFCS?
Were you embarrassed?
How did you end up there?
My life is a shit hole. Plain & fucking simple.
I would call around if you have kids usually there are houses for single mothers and their kids to help you get back on your feet.
I went to a shelter for one day, they helped me escape my ex with my son while he was asleep and my mom bought me a plane ticket for the same day. I can't help you any further but everyone there was wonderful and very helpful they even drove me to the air port.
I've never been to one before but the only thing I know about the one down here is you have to be out by a certain time in the morning and in by a certain time at night
My mom went to one when i was little, they made you be up and out by a certain time and the same for bedtime, they also helped her get on her feet.
My DH was in and out of shelters and lived in a van at one point. They got food and showers. And they never had a problem with child services. I think that's how his dad found work. Other than that I don't know much.
When I was young my mom used to feed our family at church's, Salvation Army and soup kitchens for lunch and dinner so we never went hungry, even though we had a home food was hard to come by.
I hope things look up for you soon!