Domestic Violence Survivors
Organized by: Abigail Schwartz
I have 4 kids and we are homeless because of domestic violence. We were prisoners to my ex-husband for over 15 years. We left my ex-husband 3xs already and 2 of those times he found us. My punishment for leaving him was drugging me, raping me, and also allowing his friends to do the same. My ex would belittle me in front of our kids, and make them call me a bad mom, Extremely other worst names and hit me as well. He would tell our kids it was the right thing to do. My kids and I were forced to move out of our home and leave our livelihood behind to get out of the abuse. We left with the clothes on our back. We have no money, home, clothes, help, or support. I have tried to get a job but he found us (the first time we left) showed up at the place I was working and forced us to go with him. He have kept me away and also turned my family against me. I have no one to help us. I tried getting a restraining order served to him but he wouldnt accept it and now it has expired out because the hearing was over an hr away. I didnt have a way to the courthouse at the time and NOW we are not eligible for another chance to get a restraining order. Im hoping this fundraiser will help us to stay safe by relocating, starting a new beginning, and getting back the handle on things with my kids. I have tried Everything/Everyone for help;Nothing. So this is our last hope to stay safe and survive. Please help us.