Bipolar Disorder Disabled Divorcee Seeks Housing And Vehicle Grant Money
by Sara Cunningham
(Denver, Colorado, USA)
I am a 50-year-old, divorced, African American woman. I am currently a part-time student at the Community College of Denver.
Recently, I was inducted into the International Honor Society, Phi Theta Kappa, Mu Mu Chapter.
I don't have any children, but I have a lovely gray domestic longhaired cat that keeps me entertained.
I was diagnosed with bipolar disorder I in 1985. It is a mood disorder that sends me from depression into mania. It can be very disabling.
At first I was in denial; however, I learned very quickly that medication therapy was my only option.
I went through various trials with different medications over the years until a good combination was found to keep me stable.
I have been successful at stability since the beginning of 2003. My official disability at this time is bipolar/schizoaffective.
I have been on disability for a long time, so I've lived on a limited budget that limits what I can do.
I've found part-time jobs here and there, but they have been temporary at best. I still trying to find a full-time position and attend school part-time, because I feel ready to make that leap.
I am looking for a grant to purchase a home of my own. Because of my sporadic episodes in the past it has made my credit bad, but I refuse to give up the dream I have of owning my own home.
Also, I need assistance repairing my car. So any help I can get would be greatly appreciated.