Single Mother in Need after Domestic Violence

My good friend has recently been involved in a domestic violence situation where she was strangled by her boyfriend in front of her young child. Her boyfriend was arrested for domestic violence 4th degree and strangulation in the 1st degree which is a felony. The night of the incident she went to the hospital for treatment, then immediately went to the courts to file for an emergency protective order, which was granted. 

My friend and her attacker shared an apartment together where he paid the rent and she paid for utilities, household needs, and food. She is a full-time student who does not have much family support. 

She does not have the means to pay the $900 rent that is due December 3, 2019 and also needs assistance with her other bills. Paying December's rent only guarantees her residency until January 3rd, 2020. She is looking for other housing that she can afford on her own, but has had little luck because the housing opportunities in her community are slim to none and the waiting lists are full and closed.

This is a last resort as we have made contact with all available community resources and have not received solutions. All donations will be greatly appreciated. I am very concerned for her and her child as they will be homeless soon if they do not receive any assistance or support. If you would like any more details about the situation feel free to reach out, as we did not want to put too many personal details on a public forum for safety concerns. 

Thank you!

Donations

  • Anonymous 
    • $70 
    • 7 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $20 
    • 8 mos
  • Antoinnette Jones  
    • $10 
    • 8 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $20 
    • 8 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $100 
    • 8 mos
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Organizer and beneficiary

Joy Jones 
Organizer
Upper Marlboro, MD
Nia Johnson 
Beneficiary
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