I’m a 33 year old single mom of three children who is also a survivor of domestic violence. I recently moved to a different county with two of three of my children. My youngest son come home two days ago. He just turned 5. I have never been away from him and yet CPS separated us for 43 days trying to claim because he saw me get hit I failed to protect him. He’s finally home and only bc they didn’t have grounds to file a petition. I also made several phone calls to people above them. My son is considered special needs. I am and was his security, his person. The damage and trauma they caused him by separating us and only allowing us one hour a week is heart breaking. I was separated from him for 43 days. Briefly about me: I had a plan for us and I made one wrong decision. I decided to try to fix my family. This man put us through hell, and I couldn’t find a way out. I had pictures where I was documenting the abuse on a phone that is completely shattered. I was abused every day and I tried everything I could to keep my children from seeing this. The abuse I went through was considered significant. I have an active DVO. In fact two phones and an I pad was shattered by him. I went without a phone for almost two months until I could get this cheap one. He has been in jail since Sept 6, 2019 and has no ideal where I moved us too. I am still trying to recover financially as I moved us with no help from anyone financially nor any other way. I am licensed cosmetologist who is also almost finished with a Bachelor’s in Social Work. Due to my recent situation,I have taken a break from college. Now back to my youngest son. I currently am not working as of the day he come home two days ago. I can’t leave him. He’s scared of his dad or cps coming to take him. We have literally ten dollars. We need help. I didn’t expect any of this aftermath and have $600 rent to pay. $34 a week for a stove and fridge. $400 car payment. $200 insurance. My 5 year old come back to me with nothing not even a car seat. I have no help at all. I also can’t afford to pay a private attorney to file a motion on my behalf to establish custody and set visitation to protect my youngest son from being pulled from me. We need $5000 to carry us through to get him through enough therapy for me to be able to leave him. That covers 3 months of basic bills. I need money to retain a lawyer which hits about $2000. I need money for my 5 year old a car seat and clothes. Also my 11 and 12 year old money for clothes as they have outgrown theirs. I haven’t mentioned the oldest much bc they weren’t pulled from me for more than a week because my mother and I share joint custody. My mother is unable to help us though. Please help us with however little or much is possible. I have applied for work from home jobs and have no computer left but I am determined. The picture I posted is from two days ago; the day I got to take my sweet baby boy home. I have more pics available from our lease to all of us to one shattered phone to the DVO from the court house. My pay me pay pal link is:
Thank you all!