This is extremely hard for me to ask. I lost my home in November and I don’t know what else to do. I have never been so scared and felt so alone in my life. I am epileptic with numerous other health conditions. I have been fighting disability for over three years. Myself, the Chicago Epilepsy Foundation and Threshholds of DuPage County, Illinois have reached out to numerous organizations on my behalf to try to help me pay for housing. I do not qualify for many programs and it seems I’ve fallen through the cracks. When I turned to the state for help I was informed that because I was not indigent, did not have a qualifying minor child that lives with me and I was not a refugee that I don’t qualify for any type of program. I was a paralegal for over 20 years and have always provided for myself and my children. I have literally sold and spent every penny that I ever earned or saved just to survive. I have a service dog named Rico and I can’t even afford to buy food for him. Please help so I can survive and get the basic necessities that I need like shampoo, clothes soap, etc. I have run out of options.... my disability hearing is on January 13 and I have absolutely no income and I am asking for help. I have swallowed my pride and I am asking and praying for help.