I am 32 year old single mother of an amazing 14 year old boy. We have been through a lot. My situation has been bad for a very long time. I am living with my ex, who is very abusive emotionally and physically. In the last ten years he has punched me, hit me, thrown me around the house. He has separated my shoulder twice. Most recently was just about a year ago now. I still live with pain and the inability to use my left arm for many things. He has always used money against me as he has always made more than i and he has never provided me with any financial help other than the roof over my head. I have no close friends/family much due to him. I am desperate to move on with my life and get my son and myself out of this situation. I have a decent job, but a mound of debt that I simply cannot seem to get ahead on. More than half of my debt is student loans from earning my associate’s degree in psychology. The rest is credit card debt from trying to make holidays and birthdays special over the years and my car. Total I need $50,000. I have never been on a vacation, nor has my son due to the fact that I have never been able to afford to. responsibilities and bills always come first. My son has never been able to go to camp or experience, well, anything because I never have the extra money. I have never received any financial help from his biological father…he does not work or anything. I am stuck between a rock and a hard place. I make too much money to qualify for any state of federal assistance anymore but I simply do not make enough to pay off all of this and pay for a place of my own. A place my son and I can truly call home. Any help at all would be more than greatly appreciated.