My name is Michelle Clark and I am 29 years young. I am homeless and have no stable employment. I do pick up odd jobs to help me get by, or day labor but barely. This is not what I envisioned for my life and I am not an unreliable or poor worker. In 2013, I hitchhiked from Missouri to Fort Myers to start a new chapter in my life, which included an escape from drugs and violence. I have been drug-free since then. In Fort Myers, I entered New Life Dream Center and successfully found employment and a new lease on life. I was happy, active, and enjoying a simple life and had plans to become an E.M.T. so I could give back to my community. I was signed up for classes at Florida Southwestern College to pursue this goal, but illness as well as the coronavirus shutdown intervened. Over the last 3 years I began to be ill every few months, which has greatly interfered with my ability to maintain employment, pay rent, and pay other modest bills. This undiagnosed illness recurs sporadically and has rendered me incapable of working my scheduled hours or even enjoying life due to the chronic pain it causes. I have sought medical help and occasionally been hospitalized. I do everything possible, but it is out of my control. As a result, I have lost multiple jobs and affordable housing opportunities. I have no immediate family.
I wish to work and rebuild my life. I need to prioritize finding affordable housing and employment so I can return to being a productive person in my community. I maintain my goal towards becoming a certified E.M.T., so I can give back to the community.
I have been searching for housing and vocational resources in the area for months to no avail. I am willing to consider any assistance programs or referrals to programs that offer assistance, I would like to also mention that I am a Christian and spiritual person. I believe in God and his guidance. As such, I would be interested in any assistance offered in or by a faith oriented organization. I am available immediately and am happy to respond to any questions via my contact information below.
Thank you for your consideration or any referrals you can provide.