My kids and i have no where to live

This is our story...

My name is Jay and i am a single dad to two awesome kids. Jax is three and came to live with me permanently this summer. He didnt have the first few years too good. Brooklyn is 14 and is the exact thing my parents said i would come to realize as a parent. Her mother, my wife, passed away suddenly 7 years ago from the complications of a drug overdose. Brooklyn was 7 years old. i didnt take my wifes passing well, and spiralled into a deep depression. Brooklyn was raised by her half brothers biological father.
When i did manage to pull myself together, it was too late and i had lost custody of her. The new family made visits so difficult, i made one of the worst decisions of my life and i walked away.
Three years go by and last october, i woke up and saw on my FB that she had messaged me. i knew something was wrong right away. and i was right. The man Brooklyn was living with, her step father, had been arrested for sexually assaulting her. i was destroyed. i hadnt been there to protect my little girl, but i swore i would never leave her behind again.
i quit my job on a friday and moved a few hours west and got my daughter.
Shes a strong girl, but these past few years have done thier damage. shes been cutting, lying, skipping, drugs... all the things that abuse survivors experience.
things havent been easy for us. between her issues and my inability to find and keep a decent job, we recently lost our home. we were staying with friends but unexpectedly we had to leave last night. i sent my kids to the sitters for the night and i slept in my buddies shop.
my friend was nice enough to put us up in a hotel for the night, but i have no idea what we are gonna do tomorrow. we have been to every agency and government office and no one seems to have any answers for us. i found one place for rent, but right now, i just dont have the money i need for the deposit and first months rent. i am just trying to raise some funds to help us with that.
the kids dont have much for Christmas. the little bit of money ihave is whats keeping us above water right now.
anything anyone would be willing to donate to us, would be so greatly appreceiated.
again, if you can help us, thank you from Jax, Brooklyn and me.
and if you chose not tohelp, thats okay too. thank you for just taking the time to read this....

Jay, Jax and Brooklyn

****this ad has been edited on December 22, 2014 becasue a certain "agency" was threatening legal action because they do not like any negative press.****




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Jay Leonard 
Stratford, ON
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