in response to crystalh...
Crystalh's.... ok, now that changes a bit. there is finacial grants for women of abuse.... however its not easy to get. There has to be numberous police reports, hospital reports, CPS cases against the father ect Full custody of the kids with out fathers rights is a plus . Anything could help!!! Now if you call your local city abuse help, or places of counciling they may help you get closer to getting help and possibly a grant. These organizations/ crisis counsiling may help you by pass the process of grant approval. other wise like I stated before theres a long process, paper work... writing essays of why you deserve help over others. I will keep and eye out for you.... but with the economy their is not much money out there... unless you have these crisis/court/doctors/Psychiatris ect.. help you get help! Good luck to you.
Oh, I myself have been in a fincial hardship and I have my vehicle reposesd... do you know that, with a job... even horrible credit.. its still easy to get a new/used vehicle. It may take up to six months... but I promise you.. if you have at least $800-$1500 deposit.. they can find a lender that will get you a loan! reguardless of history. I know this because after it worked for me.. I have helped over 20+ people with recent repo's, horrible credit history, new jobs get financed for a NICE car and Low payments! A home is alot harder. A lil trick Ive learned... You need to re-establish your credit. YOU MUST have at least 3 Secured credit cards... that means you put a deposit of $300 towards your credit card. (NO PREPAID CARDS THAT REPORT TO CREDIT AGENCIES) It has to be through a bank or find a REPUTABLE CREDIT CARD aggency such as Capital One, FIRST PREMIERE, ect. Never use more then you can pay twords your payment. KEEP A GOOD STANDING and used em... each month... if you know you only have $40 for grocries.. you only use $40-60... And send that $40 for the payment... Never pay off the full amount... do a lil more then the minimum. By doing this.. it re-establishes your credit...and will have you in good standing if you keep up with em. Your score will rise any where from 50-250 points in no time. TRUST ME! this is a must!!!!! Even use these credit cards to pull minimum cash and send to your previous credit cards to slowly pay em off.
I hope this helps you a lil.. I promise if you have faith you will get out of your situation in no time. PLEASE READ my .~*Something To Remember*~. its helped so many just reading it.
take care and god bless you and your family!