Illinois – Housing or Shelters or Help

We all do what we can to survive but those who have children have to work extra hard in the fight. Sometimes despite making all the smart decisions we still end up in rotten situations and either in danger of being kicked out of our homes or in shelters. This is usually any fault of your own, these things happen and these situations happen, with or without your control. Life is unpredictable and sometimes no matter what you do, even if you were smart with money, the unexpected happens.

What caused this? What happened? Why would someone end up homeless or/and in a shelter?

Unexpected Medical Expenses
Bad Investments
Falling Behind in Mortgage
Exited an abusive relationship
Loss of Job
Other Unexpected Expenses

These are only to know a few.

How can I avoid this?

It depends on what kind of trouble you’re in first of all. Are you in a situation where you’re in danger of losing your home and have no other alternative? Is this a situation that involves a situation where you are actually about to become homeless and need help with finding a shelter? Are you or your child a victim or abuse? What kind of help do you need?

First off, if this is an abusive or violent situation, you’ll want remove your child and yourself from the household immediately. If you have no family, there are shelters available that can help you and some of them will help you prosecute the man responsible for this unacceptable crime. If possible, call the Illinois police immediately and they will assist you in any way they can.

Now if this is a less violent situation but still a stressful situation like the dangers of losing your home and/or becoming homeless, there are assistance programs and/or shelters available for that. I realize these aren’t the most desirable for some people but they are designed to help you and some of these programs will even help you until you get back on your feet.

What help? What if I can’t avoid it?

Well if you can’t avoid it, I will provide you with some links you can check out. Hopefully you can find some sort of solution that will work for your child(s) and you, and everything will work out for the best. I am in hope some of these links will assist you in your search for help. Now these links are to give you a good idea of what’s out there and despite that I will only provide a few resources, there are dozens of other resources to help out there if you search for it. Don’t be afraid to search for help no matter what type of help it is you need. It’s nothing to be ashamed of and it’s nothing to feel bad about.

Resources:
These links are for those who need it or to at least give those who need it a good idea of what to search for before it’s too late.

Debts:
http://www.ildebtconsolidation.com/
http://www.careonecredit.com/debt-consolidation/illinois
http://www.debtsettlements.com/illinois-debt-settlement
http://www.illinoisbankruptcy.com/debtconsolidation.html

Domestic Violence Victims:

http://www.ilcadv.org/get_help_now/victim_services.asp
http://www.dhs.state.il.us/page.aspx?item=30275
http://www.illinoisattorneygeneral.gov/women/victims.html
http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/court_of_claims/victims.html

Shelters or Homing Assistance:

http://www.homelessshelterdirectory.org/illinois.html
http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/states/illinois/homeless/shelters
http://www.dhs.state.il.us/page.aspx?item=30362
http://www.dhs.state.il.us/page.aspx?item=64686

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