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Hello, My name is Robyn, I'm a gay 25 year old, living in Ontario. 3 days ago, without warning, I was kicked out of my house. Due to repeated abuse from my stepdad I have been trying to leave for sometime. I was the victim of consistent physical and emotional abuse ranging from constant criticizing and antagonizing behavior, grabbing something out of my hands and throwing it across the room, saying faggot to my face like it was a hilarious joke, yelling at me just for being in the same room as him, among many other instances of aggression and abuse. I was at the point where I was having a complete mental breakdown every single day just from being around him. Not for lack of trying, expensive medication for my anxiety and depression, bills, food, and other necessities have prevented me from being able to save up for a place of my own before I found myself, suddenly without somewhere to stay. Everyone knows how much I love and adore my mom. We were really close and were planning to leave the situation together, but suddenly she just flipped a switch and decided it was easier for her to side with my stepdad, despite his abusive behavior towards both of us and blame it all on me. It was heartbreaking. I'm still in shock, but I'm staying strong and doing my best to get through it. I'm currently staying on a friends couch but this is a very short term solution and I have nowhere else to go. I've searched and continue to search for short term and long term places to stay but I can't find anything. The women's shelters here are full. I'm working two jobs but I currently have no money. I'm doing everything I can to find community resources but so far no one can help me. I've tried but don't currently qualify for financial aid. I'm a good person, I always try to do the most I can for other people. It's not easy for me to ask for help but I really need money for food and for first and last months rent for an apartment or room to get a stable roof over my head. ANY donation will help and I thank you from the bottom of my heart ❤
Thank you,
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Robyn Potter 
Port Hope, ON

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