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Originally posted by Signals
Find a local church and get them involved in it.
Flame away all you anti-religious ATS'ers.
reply to post by GetUrPrioritiesStrait
Brother I'm going to give you some life advise. Please pass this along to her if you really want to help. Understand that her priorites are not strait. She needs to be working and going to school second. In life you can't just decide that you are going to "will" things to happen. It takes brains also. If you don't like your job, continue working there as you attend school to better your position in life. Thats her first mistake. Second, it's most likely to late to save the house. She is going to have to accept that she is loosing the house. Get an apartment, get a job, continue the school. Priority number one is to get a job and find an apartment. Priority number two is school. Getting involved in a Church will help but, they are going to say the same thing. Why aren't you working? God helps those who help themself. Loosing the house is not the end of the world. But if she doesn't get her priorities strait and get a job, she will be on the street. Or giving you the story hoping you'll help her out of her own idiocy. You said she got a lawyer? Now she owes him also. She is being lazy. If she cares about her chilrens future and not her own selfish desires, she will go get a nursing job before its to late. Tell her the truth. If she stops talking to you, its because she was looking for a handout to begin with.
Originally posted by Xeven
I am going to keep this short. My Neighbor has 4 kids 12, 11 9 and 8. Their father died just before the 8 year old was born. I am not going to pretend to know this ladies business, but she left a job nursing a few years ago (1 or 2). She's been unemployed since then. I think she has been looking but not having much luck. She has been living with assistance from her father, food stamps etc...
They are losing their home. I guess it is being foreclosed and they have to be out in a month or two.
I have no idea where they will end up but those kids do not deserve what they are going through nor what they are about to go through.
That house cost about 80k in 1993 but I am not sure how much is owed on it by this family.
A lawyer has worked with them I believe and now is saying they have to move.
Is there help out there for stuff like this? I am not in a position to help them an y more than I have which is substantial but I hate to see them thrown out. Their mom is in school using the GI bill to increase her nursing credentials but it will be to late to save this situation.
Anyone know of a program or people that could help them keep this house till their mom gets on her feet again?
Thanks for your help!
Originally posted by whoshotJR
reply to post by randyvs
Wouldn't you also need to walk a mile in his/her shoes before you judge them?
It sucks but sadly this is a very common story right now and many people go themselves into this situation with their own actions. If the person hasn't asked you to directly help then I would suggest you let her deal with it on her own. Offer what you can but maybe this is a lesson in life she needs to learn and it will make her a better person for it.
Originally posted by Rockpuck
reply to post by Xeven
She could.. erm... get a job?
She's a NURSE for crying out loud...