Safety and Freedom

I have to fully embrace whats happened. After 15 years of being abused i left. Being locked in during this pandemic with my abuser, has been a living hell. I left, stopped making excuses to stay, i left. All the people that have been encouraging me to pick up my kids and run, have become silent, including HIS family. Trump calling off stimulus talks took away the last hope i had. I found refuge in a motel, that a local church graciously paid for, a wonderful woman provided me enough money to get my tire replaced and buy some food. Im trying to get home. Im trying to get on my own two feet and show my kids a better life. But i need help.  There are alot of woman and families out there just like me, my story isnt special or unique. There are tons just like mine, even worse.  Our phones our monitored, what music we listen to, what programs we watch are all controlled, we have endured broken bones, missing teeth, countless amounts of bruises, scares that will fade and scares that will live with us forever, im scared and dont want to go back.  I made it to a small town that has no womans shelter, the nearest one has some restrictions due to covid 19 and may or may not have beds available when we arrive.  I have never tried to leave before, and maybe the timing was bad, but when is it ever a good time..  I left without thinking it through... AKF 
Our last evening together, i made dinner, he got mad that i made spaghetti, spit in it, and dumped it in the sink, none of us had eaten.  He then tossed me his wallet and told me to go get him a big Mac.. He usually makes me leave all but 1 kid when i leave so #1 i can be watched and #2 so he knows ill come back, but this time i told the kids to come on, and he let them, i took the money out of his wallet and left. I know this story doesnt sound horrible but this is EXACTLY how bad evenings start, and for the first time.. I stopped it from getting worse.
If there is anyone willing to help me, i would appreciate it so much, and if for some reason i get more help than i need, i will find someone else who needs the same help.. Maybe we can get a few survivors to a safe place..


  • Cheryl Marshall 
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  • Deerit Nihil 
    • $10 
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  • Lauren McClure 
    • $100 
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Jennifer Martinez 
Colorado Springs, CO
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