I went to try to get assistance (food stamps and TANF), they told me I made $50 too much to receive help from them.
I previously lived in California and when my husband of six years said he longer wanted to be married, I did not know what to do. I could not see myself living in California and being able to take care of my son. So I decided to move here and move in with my mother. I started working in April of 2010, and still continue to work hard every day. I started to look at options for getting on my own two feet and when I went to try to get assistance (food stamps and TANF), they told me I made $50 too much to receive help from them. They directed me to the Murphy Center for Hope and I came in and talked to Esther. She was motivating and gave me some options with what I could do. I met with Steve and he helped me with housing and gave me hope again that I could get my own place and make a great life for me and my son.