My husband of 8 years started abusing drugs behind my back. He started physically abusing me when he found out I was pregnant. At 16 weeks he beat me with a door until I couldn’t stand, I tried to get his family to help get him under control but they refused due to his reputation in the community. At 25 weeks he choked, kneed, and threw me into a coffee table resulting in damage to my placenta. I decided to leave and protect myself and my child, I worked at the hospital and would sleep in my car and on friends’ couches. After I left he took my car, and phone and refused to allow me to get my things from the home including furniture, clothes, personal items, and my baby’s stuff. I went to the police but his family are police officers and got the report taken down. I have no family and a small support system. I am a registered nurse but due to the severity of the situation, they fired me without warning due to safety concerns. I just signed a 12-month lease two days before they fired me, I was a new grad so I don’t qualify for unemployment or assistance. I’m trying to get a stable home for me and my daughter. I’m only 4 weeks away from giving birth and have no supplies or furniture. I have been searching for jobs but with me so close to my due date companies want me to wait to be hired and due to me being fired from the biggest hospital in my area I have limited options, this leaves me in a very tight position. I have sold the remaining items I had in my possession to afford gas and food. I’m looking and almost begging at this point for financial help. Once I’m back on my feet I’d even be willing to pay it back. I’m really in need of help. I have been struggling for almost two months now and it’s starting to affect my and my daughter’s health. I’m in preterm labor from the stress and very sick. I’m looking for help so I can buy furniture for my child, clothes, bottles, and postpartum supplies to make me comfortable, and also have enough money to cover my expenses until she is here and I can get Situated with employment and child care. I have no family in the area, so I have to find child care and I also will be going through a divorce and custody battle to ensure my daughter is in the best environment possible. These last few months have been nothing but short of a never-ending battle of the loss of my marriage, suffering from mental issues due to narcissistic abuse and harassment, public embarrassment, and financial issues. I have tried my very best to stay afloat but running out of options, time, and resources. I put myself through nursing school and have worked very hard the last three years trying to gain a stable life, only to get it swiped away from me due to another person’s actions. I am just asking for some peace and grace, A helping hand. After I am settled I am hoping to raise awareness of domestic violence in my community and create more resources for families like myself. This assistance would allow me to gain some independence and some peace of mind during the biggest challenge of my life. Thank you.