We have a 35 yr old daughter currently living with us who has schizophrenia and is basically unable to function normally. She does not seek help and we are tired of having to be on our guard due to her behavior. We are older and would like to move out of the house, but we don’t have a clue as to how to get her down a path that leads away from us. If she were a man I would probably just kick her to the street and let things fall where they may. The real complication is she has a 7 yr old daughter. Society would send me to jail if I were to kick them both to the street. You can see the pickle we’re in.
My goals …
We would like to take a vacation one day and we don’t trust her staying in our house alone. I can’t afford to pay someone to be here 24/7 to monitor her and make sure we have a house when we get back.
What I want for her is to get assistance with housing and finances so she can move somewhere with her daughter. We spend a lot of money on the both of them due to the fact that she doesn’t work. They both have Medicaid for medical so that’s a good thing. The only way I see any progress is that if she gets worse and I can take some actions on her part. As of now I have no control and she basically wanders around on the streets all day while her daughter is in school. They come home and watch movies till they fall asleep. Its obvious that her daughter is going to pay a severe(sp?) price for her mother’s inability to get help. Due to people’s rights and mother’s rights everyone in this family is suffering.