Home Hope and Healing

Fundraising campaign by PHAEDRA BROOKS
  • US$620.00
    raised of $3,700.00 goal goal
16% Funded
12 Donors
Raised offline: $150.00
Total: $770.00

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Asking for help is one of the hardest things I'v ever had to do. Explaining why I need the help is even harder. I left a long term relationship/marriage of over 20 years to escape Domestic Violence. I left with the clothes on my back with two children who both have special needs. I walked away from our whole life as we knew it. it, our house, car, our whole life. I had become reduced to a shell of the person I once was. My children were emotionally damaged and suffering and I though life would get better if we could just get to a safer place and start over.

I left with the promise of a place in another state (Florida) in a Domestic Violence Shelter and when we arrived by bus they had given our spot away. I have been fighting for stability ever since. It's been 4 years. I really have no resources and no one to turn to. I was ill before I left and I attributed it to stress and it was, but I didn't know the toll stress had taken on my body until about 2 years ago when I was diagnosed with heart disease and high blood pressure had to have an emergency heart procedure. I have not been able to work since. My health has continued to decline and I was also diagnosed with pre-cancerous polyps in my digestive tract, an auto-immune disease and and currently waiting on genetic mapping test results for thyroid cancer. All of this on top of chronic pain due to a spinal injury and neuropathy, and I can't get any pain medicine in Florida. I'm trying to just stay functioning which is difficult and stay alive because I have to take care of my sons one of whom is autistic and has other conditions and the other who has poor mental health.

In September I was finally blessed to move into an apartment. I was on the waiting list with a housing agency for 11 years when I first considered leaving my husband. My name came up to the top of the list and I was able to move with their assistance. I thought things would finally get better for us and I could work on healing myself since we now had a stable place to stay. I have needed two my apartment looked great but that was deceiving. There are so many things wrong with it that I was told by the housing agency that I could move. I found a new place and an agency to help me with moving expenses then the pandemic hit. I am on a fixed income of less than $900 a month.

We have to vacate my apartment by July 31st. If I do not have a place to go we will be homeless. There are no shelters open because of COVID19. Even if there were we are all high risk shelters will not take males 13 and over (my sons are teens), nor will they take special needs boys. All 3 of us also have asthma.I found a place to rent but I have to pay the security deposit by July 20th and my portion of the 1st and last month's rent (housing is subsidizing my rent payment) on or before August 1st. I need $6450 for 1st last and security. The security deposit alone is $2150. My portion of the rent will be determined by housing. I have to pay a water utility deposit of $160 and an FPL deposit of $366. I also need to rent a truck and pay someone to help me move, all while staying safe and moving to an undisclosed location. I have a car in my husband's name which he continues to pay for. He said he is taking it back once we get a court date for our divorce because I refused to sign the divorce paperwork he presented to me because it wasn't fair or favorable to the me and the children. Last week I accidentally threw my keys away so now I have no transportation which I desperately need. AAA and my local locksmith can not make a key for me because an electronic key fob has to be ordered from the dealership and a code has to be purchased to program it with. The dealer wants over $500 for that and I just don't have it.

If you could find it in your heart to help us, we would be eternally grateful. I have always worked and been self sustaining and independent. I can not pull us up out of this without help. I have been calling every social service agency out there for over a month and either they are out of funds or they are only helping people that have lost their jobs due to the virus.

We need to maintain a roof over our heads. We need to be safe and secure in order to remain together and continue on our journey of healing. We need to keep up the hope that things will get better, that we can be whole again, that we are not just victims but survivors and victors. We desperately need your help. If you can not help up financially and even if you do, I am asking that you pray for us.

Organizer

  • PHAEDRA BROOKS
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  • Campaign Owner

Donors

  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Jul 20, 2020
  • Keeping you iand your family n prayer.

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  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Jul 20, 2020
  • We are sending special prayers for you and your family.

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  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Jul 17, 2020
  • Please stay safe!

$100.00
Jul 19

I Have To Pay The Deposit In Two Days

Update posted by PHAEDRA BROOKS at 03:43 pm

I have to pay the deposit in 2 days. I have exhausted every option I have. I'm still very short. Thank you.

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Jul 16

I'm running out of time.

Update posted by PHAEDRA BROOKS at 06:59 am

I have 4 days left to pay the $2150 deposit and 2 weeks to move. I am way short of my goal.I still can't get any help from local social service agencies. This those who have given thank you so much. Please keep praying for us. Thank you.

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Jul 14

Still Far Short Of The Goal

Update posted by PHAEDRA BROOKS at 02:26 pm

Thank you so much to those who have donated to us. We are still far from our goal. We have 6bdays to come up with the security deposit portion of our expenses which is $2150. Thank you.

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Donors & Comments

12 donors
  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Jul 20, 2020
  • Keeping you iand your family n prayer.

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  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Jul 20, 2020
  • We are sending special prayers for you and your family.

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  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Jul 17, 2020
  • Please stay safe!

$100.00
  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Jul 16, 2020
  • I wish I could help more. I wish you all the best.

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  • Hollie Bust
  • Donated on Jul 16, 2020
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  • Guest
  • Donated on Jul 05, 2020
  • May God protect and guide you through this journey Phaedra ❤️❤️

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  • Hollie Bust
  • Donated on Jul 03, 2020
$40.00
  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Jul 02, 2020
  • Stay Strong and Stay Safe!

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  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Jul 02, 2020
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  • Guest
  • Donated on Jul 02, 2020
$40.00
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US$620.00
raised of $3,700.00 goal
16% Funded
12 Donors
Raised offline: $150.00
Total: $770.00

No more donations are being accepted at this time. Please contact the campaign owner if you would like to discuss further funding opportunities