Hello & thank you for taking time to read my story!
I am a DV survivor, I have been away from my abuser for almost a year now. I suffered for 6 long years, in a relationship with my children’s father.
he abused me in every single way.
He had control of my entire life, from finances to family. I wasn’t allowed to work, I wasn’t allowed to see my family. I wasn’t allowed to leave the house unless he was with me. He would hit me in front of my kids, scream at, belittle, throw things at me, all while they watched this happen. When I finally got the courage to leave him, last year, I packed my things and was planning on moving in with my parents. A fresh start. I ended up meeting a man that started helping me make plans and have the guts to defend myself and stop being a victim. The last time I seen my abuser in person, face to face I guess you could say, he raised his hand to hit me and I’m not sure what came over me but I hit him first.. no one should lay another hand on a person but I couldn’t stop it. Anyways, he called the police on me. The first and only time I ever raised my hand back/at him and he called the police on me! After 6 years of me just enduring his abuse and making excuses for him… he called the police on me. Shortly after, I found out it was because he found out I was leaving him so he had to have some kind of control over me, some type of way. I was put in jail, taken away from my kids for 2 months over this. Again, almost a year later and I’m still facing problems because of this man and because of me FINALLY defending myself against him.
Between court costs, fines, having to call off work, losing jobs, child care…. I cannot make ends meet. I can’t afford a proper lawyer that can fight for me and help me fight this case to prove that he is the abuser. I have SO MUCH evidence from physical abuse photos, screenshots, statements, police reports, etc to have on my side but what I don’t have is money…. And that is what makes the world go round apparently. All I want and ask for is justice for myself and to stop being made to look like abuser, to be able to pay my bills, keep a job, get this paper trail of nonsense off of me and make this man get what he deserves and to finally face the consequences of what he put me and children through along with all the other women he has done this stuff too, which is more than 3 and I thankfully have the proof of!
I know me asking for this amount is absurd and probably far fetched but between lawyer costs and to catch on bills, it’s what is needed and honestly the bare minimum just to play catch up:(
for any one willing to donate, you’re more than a savings grace and it’s more appreciated than I could ever put into words! Thank you a million times over!!
asking for $1000