In the past 24 hours I have found out 1) I can't get unemployment benefits/compensation, 2) the guy at VA who was supposedly trying to get housing for me since the lady representing transitional housing said all the shelter spots are full hasn't done didly squat and then tells me that we can "discuss options" on a conference call Thurs. morning but it would take weeks IF he got me approved (he was supposed to have already been trying to get me approved- I don't want to discuss options- I thought they were actually lining up a place to go or trying to get approval for section 8), and now 3) I didn't get the job at dss due to "the reason of separation from my last employment"- ie, having to take a leave of absence unexpectedly due to court, legal requirements, difficult child in psychiatric hospital, etc. I have to go meet with difficult child's PO tomorrow. I can't tell you how sick I am of this system. All I can tell him is I have to be out of this house before the end of August and have no place for difficult child and myself to go because I can't seem to find an employer willing to deal with me having to rotate a schedule around whatever the courts, PO and school tell me I need to jump and do at any given time. This is absolutely absurd. This county claims that juvenile PO's are case managers and are there to get services necessary for the kid to get rehabilitated. Yet, they don't do squat besides require more and more time from a parent, digging them deeper in a hole, and write it all down as things continue to deteriorate more and more so they can report it to the judge, who then will order more, until the kid is turned over to DSS. But God forbid I should be the one to say that- then I'm just being paranoid and neurotic and that must have been the cause of the problem to begin with. I wish they would just **** or get off the pot. I have been telling them for 3 years now that they need to either take control and do something or untie my hands by releasing difficult child from probation/parole so I can. All I know is that I am used up and can't recouperate as long as they are still tring to have authority over my life. Any potential employer wants to be the one in control of the persons schedule. They aren't going to put up with this. So who do I go to? It's supposed to be the PO but they don't do anything. Remember last year- I was at this point when I filed for relief after pushing every avenue I could to get county help but couldn't because difficult child was in control of the juvenile courts and my letter to the judge then outlined all this just for NOTHING to get done until I was at wits end and difficult child flipped and pulled a knife on me. There is NO ONE to go to.