Hello my name is Diana. I’m not sure how to start, but last year August 1st 2018, I finally stood up to my abuser. He was emotionally mentally and physically abusing me. He is also the father of my children. I had a wonderful job that I loved going to everyday. My abuser withheld me from going to my job for fear that I would tell somebody what was going on within my home. On August 1st when I finally walked into a police station and told them what was going on, I learned that he was not only abusing myself but he was abusing my nine-year-old beautiful little girl. We cried and held each other and I asked her why she didn’t tell Mommy, she told me that he said if she did he would hurt mommy more. Unfortunately my nine-year-old and four-year-old have witnessed multiple incidents. I’m happy to say that he is incarcerated he is charged with holding against will, two counts of child endangerment, terrorist threats, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and rape. For the time being he cannot harm my daughter’s or me. I do have a finalized restraining order on him, but he has already made threats of others doing what he couldn’t finish. I can still hear him in my head saying one day my children will be motherless. It has been a couple months since he went away and I’ve been struggling just to pay my rent and bills and to give my children a Christmas. Somehow I did, but now it is all catching up to me and I can’t even pay my rent for January. I am on unemployment and I do receive food stamps from the state but it’s just not enough. My rent is $775 each month and I only get $600 from unemployment which is about to end. Thank God my job said I can come back to work. In mean time I do need help. My landlord is well aware of my situation and what my children and I have been through but at the end of the day they need to get paid. I’m only asking help for January and February’s rent. February 15th I do go back to work. I work at Target and I do enjoy my job. I’ve never called out. I’ve even taken on extra shifts. If anybody could help me with just these two months rent I will truly appreciate it. I’ve been trying to keep my head held high and a smile on my face not just for me but for my two beautiful daughters. They look up to me every single day. I want and need to show my daughters everyday you stand up strong and you love yourself. Being able to pay off these two month will lift so much stress off my shoulders. Thank you for reading my story and God bless.