If you are a single mother, life can become very difficult for you when you lose your job, run out of savings, have no cash or credit cards and suddenly you are struggling even after qualifying for welfare programs. Such circumstances can lead to unwelcome advances and pressure from males who are looking to take advantage from your destitution. These males might either be drug dealers, pimps or just violent individuals who will not hesitate to rob and rape you. If they are mentally unstable they might even kill you if they have a weapon if you are resisting them.
There can be other scenarios where some friend or acquaintance might pressure you into prostitution or stripping at adult oriented night clubs. Once you are forced down that road, it is very likely that there is no turning back and you may lose your future forever. In order to avoid such nightmare scenarios you must save as much cash for a rainy day as possible. However, if you are out of cash and there is no way to go, you can always apply for short term loans or cash advances to take care of your immediate needs.
Here are two things you should do to keep yourself safe and out of trouble until you find some employment:
1. Avoid bad company:
If you have kids at home, the best thing is to spend as much time with them as possible. If you have parents or siblings with good moral values, ask them to help you with your kids during day time when you are out looking for jobs. Tell them that you will be very grateful for all their help and you will return them the favor during their time of need.
Do not allow yourself to be influenced by friends, neighbors or distant family members whom you do not trust, or do not know well enough. Observe their body language and speech and try to find inconsistencies in the stories they are telling you.
2. Return home before or soon after Sunset:
If you have things to accomplish outside of house such as performing some temporary job to help with your debts or short term loans, try to work during morning, afternoon and early evening hours so that you do not have to walk back late at night.
While walking, avoid those individuals who seem fishy or unstable and avoid dark alleys. Walk through well-lit areas which are bustling with human activity. If you have a male member among your relatives whom you trust and know for a long time, ask them if they can walk you to your house.