Hi, my name is Bel. I have been homeless in Schenectady for over a month. I tried to get shelter from dss but they turned me away b/c I'm a resident of the city. I came out here due to high rent in the city. I was staying with a friend until I got on my feet which wouldn't have been long b/c I have a clean cdl. I left my friends house a week later due to no longer feeling safe there due to an incident with her boyfriend. Since then I have been staying in my car. If you're not able to help with putting me up for at least a month so I can establish residency to get shelter, I will greatly appreciate if you were to give me any resources of places that will be able to help me with shelter. I tried City Mission, but was told they are full & I reached out to Bethesda House as well, they tried to help by sending me to dss again which the second time I was verbally abused by an on call dss worker. I would have never thought I would be turned away by someone who's job is to help, also knowing that I am from New York & they refused to help but to make matters worse, as if this is not a sensitive situation, she was insulting me. I'm happy I wasn't in a depressed state b/c I could have hurt myself. The only family I knew was my mom & dad but they didn't raise me. I remained in contact with my dad, but I lost him last year, so I have no one I can turn to, hoping a good soul will be able to help me. I don't like reaching out for help, definitely to strangers but I know I need to. This is my last resort. Any help will be appreciated. Thank you so much for your time.
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