Why are you responsible for fixing your family’s legal problems and financial problems?
How did you get roped into this?
Unless you were the direct cause of these issues, I don’t feel like you are responsible.
Obviously I don’t know the whole story here, but if you don’t already have your own place, I would move out if possible. You have to start planning a way out.
I understand about the minimum wage job issue, it can feel like a life sentance. Is it at all possible to look for a better job? Can you get a student loan to take a course?
I know your life must feel like there’s no way out, but there must be. Other people have done it. You can too.
You just need to start looking, and start finding ways to get your own place, and stop taking responsibility for your family’s problems.
You sound young, and it sounds like your family has you convinced that you have to be involved in their problems. You do not.
You have to start planning your own life, and finding a way out from under this weight.
If you are still in school, start talking to a counsellor, or a career counsellor. Your family won’t be any help here.
You might be able to find some kind of resources in your city, a therapist who works on a sliding scale, a women’s resource centre, or even talking to someone at a community college about getting help to go to school. There are grants available.
Keep in mind that I doubt you’d be able to complete college if you were still living at home, because the stress and pressure would interfere.
You might be able to get enough money to live in a dorm, or find roomates.