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Young Homeless Mom In The Pursuit Of Happiness

Organized by: Klark Hopkins

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THE STORY:

Hello , my name is Klark Deziray Hopkins. I am 24 years old & a mother of two . I have a 4 year old son and a daughter who will be six soon . I have been homeless since March of 2015 , sleeping in my car with my two children (up until October) . Although I work at the local drug store & get general assistance I don't make enough to get a place of my own . I was a foster child for 14 years of my life and had little to no family to call on for help . In October of 2015 - I tried to commit suicde . Being a young mom and homeless , I got overwhelmed & depressed . I thought I wasn't a good mother because I couldn't provide a home . I felt like my children were better off without me . I almost ended my life but I'm glad I wasn't successful . I want things to get better for my kids but I realize they won't if I'm not here . My kids were placed in care of a guardian of my choice until I am able to provide a place to call home for them . I have been taking counseling sessions & I see my kids everyday although I am homeless . I do not get to sleep with my kids and that breaks my heart . I'm still working at the local drug store , which is now my only income . I get paid minimum wage & average about 13 hrs a week . This is why I'm writing , I need help to provide to innocent kids with a home and a mother with the opportunity to build a better life for them . Any donation helps .

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