Help me leave a abusive home

Hello, my name is Miriam and I am 20 years old. I’m a non-binary Jewish lesbian and I suffer from multiple mental illnesses like PTSD, severe depression, and severe anxiety due to trauma. I desperately need help getting out of an abusive home. My mother is a drug addict and my grandparents are alcoholics. My mother is physically, mentally/verbally, and emotionally abusive.  My grandparents are verbally and emotionally abusive towards me and I have nowhere else to turn. They are also very homophobic, and my situation would become even worse if they found out my identity. I currently live there during breaks and it is extremely detrimental to my mental health to be at my house. I can no longer stay there due to it being so bad for my mental and physical wellbeing, including being suicidal. However, the rest of my family is pretty much the same so I don’t have anywhere else to go. I have no way of getting out on my own as they have stolen my money from my bank account, leaving me in a really tough situation. I now have a separate bank account where I’ve been saving up for an apartment and would really appreciate any help if you are able. If I leave as I am currently, I will be facing homelessness if I can’t raise enough money for an apartment.  I am desperate for any help that can be given, I am currently facing homelessness on breaks.

I’m working right now to build up savings but I am currently in college so it is difficult to get enough time to get my schoolwork done. I don’t get a lot of support from my school because I fall through the cracks in the system. I am a top student, I got a 4.4 GPA in high school and graduated top of my class. I went to community college through a dual enrollment program at my high school and got a 4.0 GPA there. I’m currently in my second year of college at a four-year school and I have a 3.85 GPA. I am in multiple honor societies and am a first-generation student. The money donated will be used towards a down payment on an apartment, food, and basic necessities. Any leftover from basic needs will go towards getting my younger sisters out of the house as well. Any and all help is appreciated, even if it is a few dollars or sharing the link, thank you.

Update: I am currently homeless but staying with friends for the time being during this pandemic. I'm not sure how long I will be able to stay with them, hopefully long enough where I can get more stable housing but it can all change in an instant. In addition, I am immunocompromised and cannot work during this time so I am unable to save for an apartment currently.  If possible, any help is appreciated but I understand that we are all in hard times right now. Thank you everyone who has donated and helped me, you have no idea how much that means to me and how much it has helped.

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  • Anonymous 
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Organizer

Miriam Morton 
Organizer
Allentown, PA
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