Help DV Survivor Get Back on Her Feet!!

I left HIM at 2am with what I could sneak out into all I had left; my car. I rose up, I overcame, I was the "bigger person". Through the grace of friends and strangers alike, I humbled myself and sought help. I stayed @ a shelter for women & even had 2 use food pantries. All while working as a SPED para & a 2nd retail job. I started 2 make headway. I found a place. I started 2 come up for air. I had already overcome so much in my life & I was faced w/crippling depression, anxiety & PTSD. But I PRESSED ON. After finally receiving the title to the car that had been the ticket to my survival, it DIED. Part of HIS abuse was financial. HE had control & I was 100% dependent on HIM. Now, w/a major set back & new car payment, more expensive car ins, I am now even more behind. My credit, once above 800, tanked as a result of my divorce. This is NOT easy for me to do and I'm REALLY putting myself out there. I NEED HELP. I'm barely staying afloat. I no sooner get closer then another setback. I can't afford the expensive dental work I need, my overdue taxes & subsequent fines, my excise tax, student loans that are now in default. I can't even afford a haircut & have had 2 borrow money 4 fem hygiene products or gas. This is so hard. I pay my bill's. I'm responsible. I work. I sometimes go months before I get one day off and often my days start at 4:30, work both jobs, home at 10. EXHAUSTING. All while trying to heal and process 13 years of systematic abuse. I need 2 continue 2 move forward & take the steps necessary to further secure a future for myself as a woman in her own right & on her own 2 feet. With a little help from my friends, & the kindness of strangers, I have gotten this far. I am HOPING for the same again. This can literally be the difference between moving ahead or losing everything I've worked so hard to obtain. ANY amount, a few dollars, will help. It will take years to rebuild and I am not able to come up for air. I knew leaving HIM would be hard but I just want peace. I don't want to worry about food, co pays, toiletries, whether I'll be homeless or which bill to ignore. God bless. Wish me luck. Appreciate what you have because you just never think it could be you. I'm here to tell you it can be you. Right now? It's ME.

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Organizer

Karen Pisano 
Organizer
West Springfield, MA
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