UPDATE #2: Well, things are a bit of a scramble for money and financial aid to pay for tuition and living expenses. You've all been so kind and generous that I am by no means asking for more. You've gotten me a lot further than I thought I'd be by now but I'm re-posting this more so out of anxiety than desperate need. Due to the tiniest of technicalities, the school's financial aid office is considering denying me funds until I can get them a single piece of paperwork that may take 30-90 days unless I can do some serious string-pulling before January 10th and I'm no longer considered a student if I cannot come up with my tuition. I'm trying to make it happen but I'm afraid of ending up where I started, only this time with bills and rent to pay. I'm doing my best and I'm eternally grateful for every single person who has done whatever was in their power to do already. Just thought I'd keep this page updated, as it is still active. One day I'm hoping I can go back to my regular Ko-Fi button as an artist but for now, thanks for sticking it out with me.
UPDATE #1: While I now have somewhere to stay in the interim, I'm still frequently apartment searching as well as hoping to get back into college as a means of continuing my education AND getting some form of income support. You've all been so amazing with your donations and I can't say thank you enough. I'm going to keep this page open for awhile, at least until I manage to get things settled. It's been two weeks since I've been "home" and while living out of my backpack isn't the worst thing in the world, I'm hoping to get a place of my own and most if not all of my belongings back. If anyone could continue to help, I'd be continuously appreciative.
As of November 18, 2016, I got kicked out of my home. I have spent the last 18 hours under constant psychiatric supervision in the hospital as a suicide risk. I have no money except for what is left from my student loans as well as no place to go.
The hospital has almost a week waitlist to be placed in inpatient care. That would mean living in the ER for an entire week, where I've already suffered a sensory overload bad enough that they had to sedate me. This is not a safe option for me, nor is going home.
It's possible they may be able to put me up in a house with a social worker but that can only be temporary. I have the clothes on my back, my laptop, a toothbrush, and what's left of my medication (something I may not be able to afford after today, which may land me in the hospital again from some very severe withdrawal effects). I do have a phone so people can contact me but it could be disconnected at any minute.
Unfortunately, I now have no job, no family, no place to stay, and even if I manage to go on disability support as income, that may take months to process. I am lost, I am scared, and frankly I feel hopeless. Everyone moves out eventually—I didn't think it would be under these circumstances.
If anyone can donate anything, I will be setting up a separate savings account with my bank for "emergency savings". Basically anything to get me food, a change of clothes, and money for bus fare. Those are the most important things right now. Even if there is a chance I am allowed to go home (currently I am legally unable to go near my own house), I don't know that I can. And if I do, just to have a roof over my head, I still need to get out as soon as possible.
Even if you only have a couple of dollars, everything will count right now. Thank you.
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