My Sad Story

by Dawn Koch
(Cuba, Il Fulton)

My 2 babies

My 2 babies

Hi, my name is Dawn. I am a single mother of 2 wonderful kids. My son is 8 years old. My daughter who is 6 lives with me. They have different fathers. My son live with his father. My daughter lives with me.

About 8 months ago, I lost my car and had to quit my job. I worked at a gas station about 10 miles from home. I live in a very small town, with very few business. I have applied at them all, but no luck. I am behind on all my bill and they are about to be shut off. I have tried getting help, but their is no help at this time.

Christmas is coming up quickly, I am afraid my kids won't have one. I hate the thought of telling them all the time I don't have the money to get them things they want. Even for the smallest thing like candy.

I am suppose to get Child support for my daughter. I am luckily if I get one check a year (his taxes). He owes me more $4000 now. That sure would come in handy paying the bills.

If anyone could find it in their heart to help our family we would be very grateful. I can be reached at

Thank you for taking the time to read my story, Dawn.

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Collecting Past Due Child Support
by: Myla Jones

Sorry you are having such a hard time. I have been where you are. Keeping checking with the churches in your area & your social services department. There is an agency called Support Kids that helps custodial parents collect child support. Their web address is Good Luck & if you need to talk you can reach me at

Myla Jones

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