Domestic Violence Victim Support - A Survivor's Safety Net
Organized by: Cheryl Anne Kraus
Thank you! An update.
January 03, 2017
I am asking each and every one of those who know me to please HELP. I am raising funds for a woman who recently left her husband and her home after years of intimate partner violence. She left for the health and well-being of herself and her children. She needed to leave AS SOON AS POSSIBLE for their safety, but she has been financially dependant on her partner for over a decade. She is scared she will have to return to her husband or face living in a shelter with her children. She has no family in the area. She is a real woman in OUR COMMUNITY - the children are in a local school district. You walk by them every day and are likely unaware of their circumstances and the trauma. I am doing everything I can from a legal and medical perspective for everyone involved, but money is needed to make it through the next few months while they get grounded. Moving expenses, attorney fees, rent, food, clothing, job search, transportation... PLEASE HELP! I don't sell Girl Scout cookies or coupon books or pretty smelling candles for our PTA, but I have always supported those who do. Now it's my turn to ask, and the cause is legitimate and urgent for the well-being and survival of this family. Due to the smallish community in which we live (smaller if you consider social media...) the survivor prefers to remain anonymous - she is admittedly scared and embarrassed - the judgment about survivors of domestic violence is astounding - but personal thank yous will be sent to anyone who can help. Please send me a direct message for information on giving in-kind donations of gift cards, gas cards, etc. Please, consider a donation and help spread the word to assist this mother and her children. 100% of the funds collected will go directly to this family.