2 years ago I lost everything (house, money, health, etc....) due to terrible circumstances at previous job from which I was constructively discharged. Since then I have been slowly making my way back. I moved in with my grandmother and slowly got my health back and after one year and a half found a program for displaced workers here in florida that pays for training in a new career. My dream came true after years and years when I finally was able to don a white chefs coat and go to culinary school in here for a technical certificate. Here's the problem...my unemployment ran out and I am quickly running out of savings trying to keep my head above water for the bills I do owe. I managed to get a part-time on call job at a caterer but it pays less than unemployment and I am drowning. My fear is that I will have to leave the program to go to work full-time and I don't want that to happen. My dream is to graduate from culinary school and I am close to tears even thinking that I would have to give up my love. I interviewed at Disney and they seemed enthusiastic to hire me but they have a waiting list system and it could be 6 months before they call. Meanwhile I have applied for every culinary job that is part-time and most of them can not accomodate my schedule. One actually hired me then rescinded their offer because they didn't "realize" that I would need so much accomodating. I have to keep a full-time schedule at school in order to stay qualified for the program. So my question to you all is do any of you know of a way that I could maybe be sponsored or some type of assistance I could get just to keep my head above water until I finish? I looked at the assistance programs here and I don't qualify for any of them. I am not a teenager or pregnant or disabled. If anyone knows of anything please let me know thanks for your help and all the info. I also do not qualify for any type school financial aid because before my last job ended I was paying on that. Thank you.
Cooking is my true love