posted on Mar, 26 2012 @ 12:38 PM
If you have a computer and access to the internet over the next year or so, you can make and sell crafts on the internet, there's alot of sites that
cater to handmade items like Etsy.com and it's really easy to set up an account with paypal or similar methods. I'd be willing to bet if you posted
that story with your items, you would probably sell something. You'd be surprised what you can make out of stuff that folks throw away.
Also, don't be scared to ask people for employment, you'd be surprised how many small businesses and regular folks will let you sweep a floor, clean
windows, or split some firewood for some money. Around here in the fall months for example, a man could make some serious money with a yard rake and
an amiable personality. Just a few suggestions, but a little elbow grease and initiative goes a long way when you're working from the bottom up.
I don't know your situation obviously, but my first step would be trying to find a family member or a good friend willing to let you stay with them.
There's a wealth of social programs available for people in your situation, the local department of social services is a treasure trove of
information in that regard and there's alot of ways they can help you get into a public housing program. If that's not an option, get out of the
city and just go 'camping'. You can camp out in the national parks for a certain length of time before you have to move to another location.
Alot of places have camping sites you can rent for a really decent rate, especially in the off-seasons for toursts, and there's a alot of restraunts,
cruise ships, and resorts that will provide room and board to you while you are employed. You said your reasons for being homeless was
'embarassing', so I don't know if you that's an option for you or not, but keep your chin up. Being homeless is hard, damned hard, but there's
millions of folks out there right now having to go through the same thing, giving up or not giving up is what's going to make the difference.