I am a person unlike any other. I am a single mother not only to my own son, but I have custody of his half sister. They share the same father, long story but she is better off with me. I attend college, as well as work.
The reason we have started our organization is I had a beautiful,I vivacious, kind, loving, and brilliant daughter with a bright future, who died almost 3 years ago, at the age of 25 due to domestic abuse. Because of this we have decided to help abuse victims by giving them a college education so they can be self sustaining. This scholarship is at a local college in our area, that has a women with children's program. This program allows women to live with their child(ren) live in a small 2 room, 1 bathroom dorm, while being able to share a common kitchen area, and entertainment area. The women can live on campus year round, and there is also daycare on campus.
One reason we started this, is because women have a fear of living it their partner is the major money maker. They feel they would never be able to make in on their own.
It is also our hope that we would be able to start spreading the message of signs of abuse in high schools as well, because studies have shown that highschool teens are becoming involved in abusive relationships as well.
We are also spreading the word that domestic abuse is not just physical, but also verbal, mental, manipulative, controlling, emotional, sexual, and ecomonic.
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