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Army Veteran And Single Mom Seeks Grant Money For Debt Relief

by Angelique
(Inkster, MI, USA)

I've been a federal servant for over 10 years. During those years I've been sexually abused, harrassed, verbally humilated, and physically disabled.

My disability and personal situation have left me in debt and I need relief to help my finances and lift my spirits.

I was enlisted in the Army 1997-1999, and received an honorable medical discharge with PTSD. My condition has gotten worse in my civillian government work.

The worst thing is, I'm from Michigan. Almost all my relatives have lost their homes or live with my mother. I can't work a full week without severe pain, so I lose a lot of money.

I'm drowning in debt, due to a significant loss of income. I was sexually harrased and discriminated against while working for DHS/TSA.

I have been through so many disappointments and fear how I will provide for my son.

I help other people get their lives together and fight for justice as an EEOC (Equal Employment Opportunity Commission) investigator. Every day, I wonder will someone help me?

I can't afford to eat regular meals, I go without to feed my child. I'm in need of a miracle.

I attempted graduate school. I didn't have the funds to retake two classes, so that hope is gone.

The VA says that I have to be unemployed and on the streets before I can get help!

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May 14, 2010
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by: Katina from Accessible.org

Congratulations on making the effort to submit your story to Accessible.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:

Consumer Credit Counselors
http://www.ability-mission.org/consumer-credit-counselors.html

Center for Veterans Enterprise
http://www.vetbiz.gov/default2.htm

State Veterans Affairs Offices
http://www.va.gov/statedva.htm

Others reading your story may be able to contribute more.

In any case, please let us know if they've been helpful to you.

Katina from Accessible.org

Good luck!

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