Hi my name is Amanda, I was in a very abusive relationship with a man who controlled me with drugs and fear. Then he gave me the greatest gift. My son. After he was born things got worse. I’ve stayed in dirty motels and slept in campers homeless shelters just to get away from this
man, but he had control over everything. Money whether I left the house or not up until I left him a few weeks ago I hadn’t left the house alone in over two years and I only probably got to go outside a dozen times. He locked things up so I couldn’t get away. Or only leave an eighth of a tank in the truck. I’m a complete ghost to society I have no money no credit. I just don’t exist. I need a miracle. I have dreams of being a DV advocate as well as a journalist. I’m asking for help anything. My goal would to get enough money for a fresh start or a down payment on a small house. My son deserves to have a home where he’s not terrified to be in. The yelling and screaming and violence was one thing on my own but with my son I ran, and I ran. I can’t get the states help there is a waiting list. I’m running out of time. He cries himself to sleep in my arms. Please help us. I’ve never had anything in my whole life. I’ve always been oppressed. I want to stop that cycle.