This fundraiser benefits a single Black mother and her 6-year-old son struggling with homelessness.
Monica and Nicholas are currently in a one-room motel room in South Los Angeles after she was evicted when the landlord wanted her unit for a relative.
The proliferation of low-income single adults and families living in weekly motels as a last resort to keep a roof over their heads is seldom discussed. I call them the "hidden homeless." They're indoors, so we don't see them like we see the people living in tent encampments on the street. But let me tell you that these motel rooms are not five-star accommodations. They are small, dark, foul-smelling, dirty, moldy, and have beds with bugs and often roaches--and that's inside. In addition, these motels are prone to sex work, drug use, and violence outside.
And if living in a one-room motel room takes a toll on you as an adult, imagine what it's doing to the children who call it home.
The struggle is real.
While Monica searches for a more sustainable permanent solution, she needs to keep a roof over her and Nicholas's head in the short-term.
Any amount will help Monica pay the daily $130/$140 rent for the motel room and help to feed her her and her son.
For more information on Monica's story, please click here .