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tough spot

Vine Grove, KY

#1 Nov 12, 2012
Recently I've found myself in a bit of a tough spot and trying to survive month to month is becoming increasingly harder. I've never been on any form of government assistance and none of my family has..
I've recently became unemployed and desperately seeking any form of employment..knowing it's a possibility I will have to settle for minimum wage for awhile I can only sit and wonder how I'm going to pay for rent, food, utilities, gas and day to day necessities. I have no family left in Kentucky and I wouldn't want to rely on them or friends anyways..

what I'm asking really is what are some resources available to me? I have no kids and It's only me. I've researched if I qualify for snap and I do and I will be applying...and that will help, but I was just curious if anyone could steer me in the right direction?

I know some of you frown on people who use government assistance and will probably judge me for needing assistance, but life happens and it's sometimes out of our control. I don't plan on staying on it, but just until I can get back on my feet again and get my finances in check. Thanks in advance to anyone who helps.
S_it-Happens

Versailles, IN

#2 Nov 12, 2012
Call community action. In the winter they have heating assistance and can sometimes help with rent. I know advantage staffing in E-Town hires for Plastikson sometimes. Sorry i couldnt be more help. Hope things get better for you.
kuntrybabe

Elizabethtown, KY

#3 Nov 13, 2012
tough spot wrote:
Recently I've found myself in a bit of a tough spot and trying to survive month to month is becoming increasingly harder. I've never been on any form of government assistance and none of my family has..
I've recently became unemployed and desperately seeking any form of employment..knowing it's a possibility I will have to settle for minimum wage for awhile I can only sit and wonder how I'm going to pay for rent, food, utilities, gas and day to day necessities. I have no family left in Kentucky and I wouldn't want to rely on them or friends anyways..
what I'm asking really is what are some resources available to me? I have no kids and It's only me. I've researched if I qualify for snap and I do and I will be applying...and that will help, but I was just curious if anyone could steer me in the right direction?
I know some of you frown on people who use government assistance and will probably judge me for needing assistance, but life happens and it's sometimes out of our control. I don't plan on staying on it, but just until I can get back on my feet again and get my finances in check. Thanks in advance to anyone who helps.
Don;t know if your interested but MTD is hiring alot right now! come to etown and put in some apps or go to advantage staffing service their hiring for several factories right now in etown and leitchfield. You can go online and apply wiht them also. Good luck.
Sympathy

Leitchfield, KY

#4 Nov 13, 2012
Sadly, there are programs in place but I don't think its enough-you can get food assistance and like the previous poster mentioned heating assistance and there is section 8 housing. However if you have zero income that doesn't help a lot. ;(

When I found out I was going to be fending for myself and my son after being a stay at home parent for years and unemployed they pretty much told me to go screw myself when I asked about TANF. I have a job now but things were looking pretty bleak.

I think you would have more success finding resources visiting the food pantry than community based services.

Best of luck to you. You are not alone.
housing

United States

#5 Nov 14, 2012
Have you tried getting government housing that goes by your income? But community action does put you in the right direction. Potters home check them out too. Good luck.
raven

Campbellsville, KY

#6 Nov 14, 2012
there's a 2bdrm apt in VG for $375 a month, it will take $750 to go in with the dep. Do you have that much?
tough spot

Vine Grove, KY

#7 Nov 14, 2012
kuntrybabe wrote:
<quoted text> Don;t know if your interested but MTD is hiring alot right now! come to etown and put in some apps or go to advantage staffing service their hiring for several factories right now in etown and leitchfield. You can go online and apply wiht them also. Good luck.
thank you so much I will definitely check out advantage staffing.
tough spot

Vine Grove, KY

#8 Nov 14, 2012
S_it-Happens wrote:
Call community action. In the winter they have heating assistance and can sometimes help with rent. I know advantage staffing in E-Town hires for Plastikson sometimes. Sorry i couldnt be more help. Hope things get better for you.
Thanks for the info. I found the number for our local community action and will be in contact with them. I'm also looking into advantage staffing. Any information helps a lot so again thank you!
tough spot

Vine Grove, KY

#9 Nov 14, 2012
Sympathy wrote:
Sadly, there are programs in place but I don't think its enough-you can get food assistance and like the previous poster mentioned heating assistance and there is section 8 housing. However if you have zero income that doesn't help a lot. ;(
When I found out I was going to be fending for myself and my son after being a stay at home parent for years and unemployed they pretty much told me to go screw myself when I asked about TANF. I have a job now but things were looking pretty bleak.
I think you would have more success finding resources visiting the food pantry than community based services.
Best of luck to you. You are not alone.
thank you so much. Its hard finding yourself in this situation and sadly I think people who abused the system in the past have really hurt those of us who truly need the help.

as far as the food pantry..As of right now I haven't exactly found myself with absolutely no food (thank goodness for ramen noodles!) but for reference where exactly is a food pantry? I've never been in this situation and my family has never used any services like this so I'm kinda lost. Any info on that would be very much appreciated.
tough spot

Vine Grove, KY

#10 Nov 14, 2012
housing wrote:
Have you tried getting government housing that goes by your income? But community action does put you in the right direction. Potters home check them out too. Good luck.
I'm in the process of looking into income based housing and will be getting in contact with community action just to see if they have any services that could help out.

Potters home I've never heard of this what sort of services do they provide? are they like a income housing company or like community action? Thanks so much for all the info and help I greatly appreciate it.
tough spot

Vine Grove, KY

#11 Nov 14, 2012
raven wrote:
there's a 2bdrm apt in VG for $375 a month, it will take $750 to go in with the dep. Do you have that much?
Unfortunately that's a little more than I could afford and at the moment no way I could come up with 750 dollars for deposits, but I do greatly appreciate the info.
S_it_Happens

Versailles, IN

#12 Nov 15, 2012
tough spot wrote:
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but for reference where exactly is a food pantry? I've never been in this situation and my family has never used any services like this so I'm kinda lost. Any info on that would be very much appreciated.
Do you know where the unemployment office is? Its the building across from the library. Community Action and The Food Pantry are in the same building. If you were standing in front of the unemployment office.... And you walked to the right, that end of the building is where Community Action is. THe Food Pantry is on the left side of the building. There are 2 doors on that side of the building. One is for GED classes & the other The Food Pantry.

Also when you go to get food stamps ask for a referral to The Food Bank. Your worker will tell you what all you will need being with you. Proof of income, proof of residence ect...
question

Greenbrier, AR

#13 Nov 15, 2012
Do you know what the max amount of income allowed is for 1 person to receive food stamps
I myself can no longer afford to eat. I pay my way for everything always have but I'm tired of losing weight and being hungry because of my pride, I guess I'd rather swallow it for now so I can swallow some food. I'm waiting on news for a second job I applied for but just in case I'm seriously considering it
Snap Help

Bowling Green, KY

#14 Nov 15, 2012
question wrote:
Do you know what the max amount of income allowed is for 1 person to receive food stamps
I myself can no longer afford to eat. I pay my way for everything always have but I'm tired of losing weight and being hungry because of my pride, I guess I'd rather swallow it for now so I can swallow some food. I'm waiting on news for a second job I applied for but just in case I'm seriously considering it
Go here and go thru the calculator steps. Good luck to you.

http://www.snap-step1.usda.gov/fns/
question

Greenbrier, AR

#15 Nov 15, 2012
Thank you, and as a matter of fact thank you all for not putting us down. Usually people want to judge and be mean...Bless all of your hearts
maybe

Elizabethtown, KY

#16 Nov 15, 2012
tough spot wrote:
Recently I've found myself in a bit of a tough spot and trying to survive month to month is becoming increasingly harder. I've never been on any form of government assistance and none of my family has..
I've recently became unemployed and desperately seeking any form of employment..knowing it's a possibility I will have to settle for minimum wage for awhile I can only sit and wonder how I'm going to pay for rent, food, utilities, gas and day to day necessities. I have no family left in Kentucky and I wouldn't want to rely on them or friends anyways..
what I'm asking really is what are some resources available to me? I have no kids and It's only me. I've researched if I qualify for snap and I do and I will be applying...and that will help, but I was just curious if anyone could steer me in the right direction?
I know some of you frown on people who use government assistance and will probably judge me for needing assistance, but life happens and it's sometimes out of our control. I don't plan on staying on it, but just until I can get back on my feet again and get my finances in check. Thanks in advance to anyone who helps.
Maybe you should list your job qualifications.
tough spot

Vine Grove, KY

#17 Nov 15, 2012
S_it_Happens wrote:
<quoted text>
Do you know where the unemployment office is? Its the building across from the library. Community Action and The Food Pantry are in the same building. If you were standing in front of the unemployment office.... And you walked to the right, that end of the building is where Community Action is. THe Food Pantry is on the left side of the building. There are 2 doors on that side of the building. One is for GED classes & the other The Food Pantry.
Also when you go to get food stamps ask for a referral to The Food Bank. Your worker will tell you what all you will need being with you. Proof of income, proof of residence ect...
Thank you so much. This means a lot.
At least

Elizabethtown, KY

#18 Nov 15, 2012
You are almost certainly more deserving than this "man" or his girlfriend. Good luck.

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Thats Nice

Greenbrier, AR

#19 Nov 15, 2012
Snap Help wrote:
<quoted text>
Go here and go thru the calculator steps. Good luck to you.
http://www.snap-step1.usda.gov/fns/
Thanks, it was easy. I may go sign up, it said I was eligible, I just feel bad because I'm already receiving social security disability, I worked for 15 years but have been on for 17 so I kind of feel like my time has ran out tho my condition just keeps deteriorating.
I am very well educated in many areas of business, management, marketing, accounting, Web pages etc. The problem is that I never know which days I will be down and for how long.
I refreshed my marketing skills with a few classes recently.
My plan was to do ” On the spot Marketing Brainstorming” for new or up and coming small businesses. I had to relocate here from Louisville area because of the finances.(this mobile lake home was paid for had to sell the other) I haven't seen alot of opportunity for that down here. I miss being around people. I would love to be able to work again.
Another service I could offer is small business Billing. I have a unique and effective method for the guys out working with little time to keep up with paperwork and Billing
maybe

Elizabethtown, KY

#20 Nov 16, 2012
Tough spot has yet to offer any job skills they may have. I hope they try harder than this when they look for work.

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