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26 Year Old Single Mother Seeks Housing Grant Money For Disabled Daughter

by Naudia Smith
(Chicago, Illinois, USA)

My name is Naudia Smith. I'm 26 and a single mother of two kids, a son 8 and a daughter 3.

My daughter Aniyah has been disabled since birth. She has genetic translocation, which affects her in many ways. She can't walk, talk, or feed herself and cannot understand what's going on around her.


It's very hard for me because I don't know what to expect next. The doctors keep telling me they haven't seen her condition before, so the only thing I can do for her is keep loving her, have faith and keep praying she will come out this storm.

The only thing the state has to offer her since birth was SSI. I just took her to the doctor recently and they said now her hipbone is trying to come out its socket.

She is very little for her age and she's underweight. They also said that I would need a house for her. In other words, I need space.

She receives physical therapy and she on the waiting list for occupational therapy, speech, and developmental therapy. I am also searching for the best school that meets her needs.

Are there any grants out there that can help me buy the dream home and a car for my kids and me? Thank you and God bless.

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Aug 31, 2010
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by: Katina

Congratulations on making the effort to submit your story to Ability-Mission.org.

With the publication of your story, you are now well on your way to:

1. Getting your story known to a wide audience that could help you.

2. Getting your story polished up and presentable so you can submit it elsewhere, including the White House.

As a disabled person myself, I can sympathize with your situation and I definitely understand your need for help.

I've done a bit of research and found these resources for you:

The Illinois Housing Development Authority
http://www.ihda.org/ViewPage.aspx?PageID=46

Community Options, Inc
National Headquarters
Telephone: (609)951-9900
E-mail: moreinfo@comop.org
http://www.comop.org/main.html

Others reading your story may be able to contribute more.

Please let us know if the resources provided have been helpful to you.

Katina from Ability-Mission.org

Good luck!

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