- My name is Lauren and I just turned 20 years old on Halloween. I’m at the age where Im really just trying to have a better life and be the best me. I moved out of my abusive mother’s house January 2017 for a better life. My mom and I had such a toxic relationship that caused great trauma. Now I suffer from depression and ptsd but I take medicine to help me. I was on my way to an interview and my momal and I got into a heated argument and she kicked me out of the car and I was stranded for 4 hours. I was finally able to live with my father and his wife. I thought this would be a better life for me but he has been abusing me now too. I even tried calling my mom knowing that we aren’t on good terms and she didn’t even care when I told her he’s been hurting me. I’ve never been this lonely in my life. Christmas Eve I came home at 7:59 pm even though I told him I’d be home around 6 pm or 7 pm and he strangled me while my step mother watched and said nothing. That was the last straw! I’ve been sleeping in a hotel lobby for the past week. I have no family and no friends that can help me financially. I’m asking for help so I can finally have a better my life. I’m strong because I’ve overcame a lot in my life but l really need help . I got fired 3 weeks ago at my job because I wasn’t making enough commission so now I’m looking for a new one. Its very hard because I can’t stand on my feet for more than an hour. I was diagnosed with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis in my ankles and knees when I was 6 and it becomes unbearable to walk long distances. I’ve sold my laptop to help me survive this long but I have no more money left. I just need help with bus fair and money to help me get lady products and food. If you could provide money for a cheap hotel room for at least a night that would be greatly appreciated. Hotels run as low as 60 dollars where I’m from. I just want to repair my life and get on the right track.Thank you.