Hi :) My name is Kirsten, I’m 18 and from Muskoka Ontario. Recently, my mom’s been hospitalized due to an autoimmune disease, and because of her mentally abusive boyfriend, I no longer have a place to live. I’ve been moving between houses of whoever will take me in since May, but have now resorted to living in the back of my truck with a cap on it because I have nowhere else to go.
I have very bad anxiety and depression, the stress of not having a safe place or any view of what’s going to happen in the future makes me wake up puking from anxiety every night. In order to function I need my dog, Benny, who I rescued three years ago. I’m stuck in a bit of a circle; Not having a place to live means Benny also lives in the truck with me, and it’s not humane to leave him in the truck while I work, but I need the money to get an apartment.
I’ve tried getting help from organizations and the government but so far I’ve had no luck. I’m looking for $4000 to cover first and last month’s rent so I can move in, and maybe a bit to get some food for myself. Please help Benny and I find a home before winter.
They were so tired from being in the car all day. Benny loved the big comfy bed, it definitely beats the rock hard single mattress we’ve been sleeping on since The beginning of July. At least I can have my queen sized mattress again in the back of my truck.
Since I’ve become homeless again until I can make enough money to afford an apartment, Benny and I will be living/sleeping on a mattress in the back of my truck. Last night we were put up in a hotel that takes animals by the Salvation Army, so we brought Oliver along too. I’ve found a place for him to stay, but for a cat he’s so good in the car.
So he does actually fit on only one seat. I’m so proud of him, the day I got him I had to pick him up and place him in the truck because he wouldn’t step within a 5 foot radius of it willingly, but now he’s wonderful in the car.