I’m currently an unemployed single mom to 4. About 3 years ago, my children and I left my husband (their father) who turned into an abusive alcoholic. This was and still is not easy. I raised all my children alone while he worked and hid his money and spent his money on himself. Throughout my marriage I have had to work 70/80 hrs a week to provide for a family of 6. I never was able to take a maternity leave, just a week sick leave. Thankfully I had the benefits of working from home but the years of working extreme hours, getting 3 hrs of sleep and lastly fighting in divorce court going into 40k in divorce attorney debt. I got burnt out. I’ve been trying to maintain an average work week of 70/80 hrs a week but my kids were struggling and I couldn’t function. No one was happy and they needed me emotionally as well as I needed to work on myself to be the best mom I could and can be for them. I was a subcontracted employee. No sick time, no vacation time. I’m basically a programmed robot who can’t simply function knowing 1) my kids are suffering and 2) India is taking many US JOBS leaving me unemployed with a 22 year experienced background. I had 5k saved to pay 2016 taxes all in which is all gone. Im currently negative in my account since December 12. Not knowing how negative I am now, the day after Christmas. My rent is due on the 1st of January. Soon to be homeless. Previously I’ve been trying to find a new place to live for my children and I so we could relocate to a home that would accept our family pet I had to leave behind as I can’t afford nor find a rental home that will accept large dogs, our family chocolate lab. The children’s dad is trying to rehome our dog to a family in NY when he claimed he would keep our dog as long as he could to keep him for our children. My children all suffer from PTSD and anxiety disorder from our abusive past. I’m trying to rebuild our lives, get our dog back and hopefully go to college to become an LPN to RN and potentially work towards a degree is psychology so I can help children who also struggle with an abusive lifestyle presently or in the past and give my children a better life as well as getting back in the position to give back. I’m a giver, I never ask for help until now. I hope you will consider donating to a family in desperate need.