My name is Wendy, and I am the mother of three amazing children. Alexandra is eleven, Robert is nine, and Olivia will be seven in June. Three years ago I was in an abusive relationship, and I asked my mother and sister to take care of my children, hoping that they wouldn't be subjected to the violence and that I would be able to save money to get out and get my children back.
Three years later, I am finally out of the relationship, but buried in debt and working sixty plus hours as a server, barely making minimum wage. My mother no longer answers the phone when I call, and she's trying to get legal custody of my children (there has never been a custody agreement that takes them out of my care).
I'm trying everything I can to bring my children home, but I just can't find the money to be able to do so. I'm asking for someone to help me find a safe place to live, furniture for them to sleep on, and help with clothes for them to wear, while I get back on my feet.