I have gone as far as I can

I have gone as far as I can

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Abernathy

Saint Louis, MO

#1 Feb 12, 2013
I can't go any farther. I am going to sign up for food stamps, energy assistance, and anything else I can to help me survive. My social security check does not last at all and barely leaves any room for meager groceries or very restrained heating. I don't smoke nor drink nor eat out. I am tired of holding my head high. I am signing up for everything as soon as I find out where.
Abernathy

Saint Louis, MO

#2 Feb 12, 2013
I am going to start eating Thanksgiving and Christmas dinner at the Salvation Army whenever I can. I haven't had turkey in 7 years.
Dude

Edwardsville, IL

#3 Feb 12, 2013
What town are you in? I will point you in the right direction.
Abernathy

Saint Louis, MO

#4 Feb 12, 2013
Cape.
Guest

Maryland Heights, MO

#5 Feb 12, 2013
Family services on Fountain street (1st block north of broadway) in cape for food stamps. East Missouri action agency on linden st (just east of south west end blvd) for energy assistance.
guest

Alton, IL

#6 Feb 12, 2013
Is there any benefits that a felon qualifies for in MO or do we have to suffer for mistakes (marijuana poss. and sales) we made when we were kids?
Dude

Edwardsville, IL

#7 Feb 12, 2013
Fountain St in the Marquette building. Family Support Division office. If you don't have Medicaid, try to sign up for it. Tell them you need food stamps as well and ask how to get energy assistance.

Ask about local food pantries and meals on wheels.

Clothes- thrift store/garage sales
Food-aldi's or deep discount grocery store (stay away from other grocers and never eat out unless its on the dollar menu)

Don't burn gas (if you drive) unless its to go to the doctor or get food. Use a prescription place that delivers for meds. If you really want to cut it down, drop cable and use the over the air channels. Don't use credit cards or payday loan places. If you are using them, stop, it will only make it worse. Drop internet. Get a super basic cell phone and the cheapest plan, drop land line if you still have one.
Dude

Edwardsville, IL

#8 Feb 12, 2013
Benefits for felons? Suck it up, there are many ways for you to make a living.

Hmmm, you had to be charged as an adult for that to still surface, so you were not a kid in the courts eyes.
Guest

Campbell, MO

#9 Feb 12, 2013
How do you see yourself? A Black person? A Red person? A Yellow person? A Black person? Or a Brown person?
guest

Alton, IL

#10 Feb 12, 2013
Just because the law classifies one as an adult does not mean on is truly an adult. As people our minds don't even show functioning in reason and logic until around 25 and a lot of people still live with their parents or have their parents raising there kids these days. What I'm sayin is, is that it's hard on the boulevard for everybody right now. I hate to see people struggle with no jobs, loss of a good job, and people having to feel like their tax money helps the previous.
Abernathy

Saint Louis, MO

#11 Feb 12, 2013
A white person.
guest

Alton, IL

#12 Feb 12, 2013
I see no color. I see what employers see "felon". No matter how long ago it was. It haunts me and NO one will hire.
Dude

Edwardsville, IL

#13 Feb 12, 2013
Is it showing up in Case Net for everyone to see? If not, don't even report it on an app. 90% of the time they don't check that stuff. Some places will only go back 10 years when they search.

What kind of work are you looking for?
guest

Alton, IL

#14 Feb 12, 2013
Yeah. It's on there. I regret it and always have. It was before I had kids and it sucks that one day I will have to explain to them of how and why I fucked up. It was 15 years ago. I am not even the same person I was then.
guest

Alton, IL

#15 Feb 12, 2013
Any work I can find. No one will hire if it has to do with seeing someone's personal information such as account numbers and social security numbers. Also, I can't even get a job at Walmart, Sears, or even f'n KFC!
123kid

Sikeston, MO

#16 Feb 12, 2013
If you are a felon having a hard time finding a job, try the alternative Opportunity located off of Independence. They offer services for felons wanting to make a decent life for themselves.

“All about companionship”

Since: Jan 13

U.S.A.

#17 Feb 12, 2013
Abernathy wrote:
I can't go any farther. I am going to sign up for food stamps, energy assistance, and anything else I can to help me survive. My social security check does not last at all and barely leaves any room for meager groceries or very restrained heating. I don't smoke nor drink nor eat out. I am tired of holding my head high. I am signing up for everything as soon as I find out where.
Marijuana should not be a criminalized offence in the first place. My opinion. Still, you did your (unnecessary) time and are out in the real world trying to make a like for yourself, trying to be proud of yourself, yet these restrictions make it near impossible to do without again resorting to criminal actions. So I say fk'em, GO, get what you can. Bleed em dry ...or well....bleed us dry. Seeing as how I pay quite a bit of taxes myself. But really what choice do you have? Can't even get a menial job to scrape by on. And in these small towns in a "who you know" situation, so unless you have someone on the inside of a good job who will vouch for you then you are screwed in that aspect as well.
As far as I'm concerned you're not even a criminal ....the only thing that makes you a criminal in my mind is the fact that you have been I'm prison around people that are probably actual criminals. Thieves, murders, rapists, child molesters and (politicians....ok should be ...back to reality)....once in the system then you are deluded somewhat even if its inadvertently.
So yeah man, as bad as it may sound, you are at a disadvantage now and can't even see your feet firmly on solid ground because of our justice system.
If you were on the list of actual criminals I listed I wouldn't even be having this conversation. I simply do not see you as a criminal.
Take what you can get from them!
Missy

Jackson, MO

#18 Feb 12, 2013
Abernathy wrote:
A white person.
Forget it, you're the wrong race to receive any assistance. Sorry honey!
Dude

Jefferson City, MO

#19 Feb 13, 2013
That is terrible Missy. I am sure you were raised better than that.

The state has certain qualifications to obtain assistance and race isn't one of them.
justsayin

Saint Louis, MO

#20 Feb 13, 2013
Dude wrote:
That is terrible Missy. I am sure you were raised better than that.
The state has certain qualifications to obtain assistance and race isn't one of them.
Sadly..she probably wasn't raised better than that.

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