Running From Abusive Husband -- Life or Death

by Elizabeth Bodden
(Florence, SC)

I am a mother of two and need help desperately to get away from my husband who has been physically and mentally abusive for years. I'm finally ready to start a new life my only problem is he has control of all or the money. I just need enough to get us a place somewhere he can't find us and a down payment for a car. I am staying with a friend right now as I don't have any living family.But he knows where she lives, and he won't stop until he gets me home. I can't go back I'm sure he'll kill me this time. Please if anyone can help, go to my page or

Thank you. And I need all the prayers for strength I can get.

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Can't Keep Me Down

by Kristy
(Columbiana, AL)

Link to Kristy's GOFUNDME donation page.

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I just need a little help to get back on my feet!

(LaCrosse WI)

Hi I am a 52 year old woman who has the last five years isolated in the mountains from any friends or family. My choice to relocate from the Midwest, but I had no idea how my story would play out. My children and the rest of my family were so shocked when I decided to move that it started to put a wedge in a relationship. I was just so thrilled to be with someone who loves me so deeply and treated me so wonderful that I didn't see the damage it was doing until it was too late.

After the first year things started to change drastically, and I soon found myself deteriorating. I lost my job. My health was going downhill fast, and it wasn't obvious to me as it was to some on the outside. I started counseling you help me deal with the depression and anxiety that I started to experience. I counseled with this family therapist and many other Medical professionals for over 3 years. Finally the middle of March of this year, I got the strength to get my driver's license back, and I managed to scrape up enough money from my disability check to purchase the car. Within two weeks of that I have packed up my car and I left. All I had was my personal belongings, my little tiny car, and enough money to get somewhere my children were living.

Well I am now in Wisconsin, where I have never been before. My youngest daughter, her husband, and their baby live here, and I am so blessed to be close to them. They are a young couple, and they are just barely getting by, and I have decided that I do not want to be a burden to them at all. I have found a place to live, and I just don't know how I'm going to put together the deposits and pay my other bills all this first month. I am having a yard sale, but I don't have much to sell since I left most of it back in California. I have been to the Salvation Army, a woman's shelter, and a few other places that offer some help, and I have gotten a little gas money here and there. But, most places are out of funds and so it's been pretty difficult. I have worked out a budget, and I can pay my bills and get by with my monthly disability check. It's just the initial expenses of setting up a home and deposits and hook up fees and car registration and similar things that make it look impossible. I really do still love my husband, but I know that it is not healthy for me to be there or is it healthy for me reach out to him for help because I know he will draw me back in. Please if you are in any position to help me at this difficult time, I would appreciate it so much.

I had checked into the thrift stores and Craigslist and yard sales and different things like that, and I could acquire the minimal things that I will need and pay my first month's rent and my security deposit and all of my hook-up fees all for about $2,000. I am working very hard not being anxious about these things and praying and putting my trust in the Lord, knowing that he will take care of me. And I believe that He pointed me to the website today because I've never done it before, and here I am pouring out my story to complete strangers. Even though there is no reason anyone would help me or trust that I'm not making this story up to get some free money. I pray that you will read my story, that you will pray about it, and the Lord will let you see that my story is real and that my heart has been broken. It is healing, and someday, when I have become whole again, I will be the person reading this story and hoping to be able to help someone else who is experiencing the heartache that I have experienced. Feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns. God bless you for taking the time to read my story and for any prayers that you made for me as I make my way through this chapter in my life and look for the good that will come out of this.

I have been working with New Horizons against domestic abuse in LaCrosse WI. They have been wonderful. They just don't have that kind of money to give to one individual person to help them out. They have a wonderful shelter there if anyone who needs it. If you preferred to make a donation to a non-profit organization, you may make your donation to New Horizons and designate the funds to help my situation. And, if you are looking for a organization to support on a regular basis, I would definitely recommend that you look into New Horizons. They are a good organization, and they help a lot of people in a situation of domestic abuse or sexual assault.

You may contact me email at

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Armored Angels, Inc

by Diana Cherry
(Springfield, IL, United States)

Armored Angels,Inc is a brand new small corp which will provide monetary assistance to domestic violence victims who meet the criteria. Please go to our gofundme link: - Go Fund Armored Angels, Inc.

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Help a Victim of Domestic Violence

by Rebecca
(Mesa AZ )

A victim of physical and mental abuse, I am submitting this page for a very dear friend of mine. My friend has a beautiful soul and has lost everything, and I mean everything. Now, I reach out to you for help.

I first met my friend Yvette back in 2005, and we became work buddies and then eventually friends out of the work area. I had no idea she was hiding from me mental and physical abuse from her spouse. It all took a turn for the worse in 2012 when she was held at gunpoint and beaten so severely she was hospitalized. On the day she was released from the hospital from the worst beating ever, her Mom was going to attend court with her and put an end to this nightmare. Yvette was informed when she arrived at court that her Mother had died from complications of diabetes earlier that morning and would not be at the courthouse to testify. Her mother was the only witness to all the abuse.

Yvette was a very hard-working individual and was the primary household provider, taking care of their two children as well as her Abuser. She had a 401(k) plan, good health insurance, an excellent job, bought a house, owned automobiles, and thought she would be living the American dream. Since leaving her abuser, it has been a downhill spiral, and Yvette has lost everything. She lost her job due to health issues from the beating that put her in the hospital for a period. She withdrew her 401 K plan for medical bills, expensive medicine and to try to stay on top of expenses. Eventually, everything was taken away including her children.

Yvette is helpless in the fight without legal resources. The Abuser's latest scam has been to keep the children away from Yvette while leading them on to believe that their Mom cares nothing for them, this is where it hurts my heart so. Yvette is a great mother who deserves her children in her life in every sense of the word. Her children should not be in the hands of an abuser who takes his children to the 24-hour daycare so he can have his poker night, pool nights and any other extra activities thru the week on school nights. Others have labeled the abuser as Narcissistic. He is determined to punish my friend for coming forward and exposing the abuse. He is determined to ruin her reputation, life, relationships everything because she refused to stay and deal with his violence.

The Narcissistic personality disorder is a mental disorder in which people have an inflated sense of their importance, a deep need for admiration and a lack of empathy for others. Narcissists work behind the scenes to make plans to control others and never operate in the open. They emotionally threaten and scare the victim so they can get what they want. They use fear, guilt, and shame to weaken and force you under their control. This emotional abuse along with physical violence is why Yvette has hit rock bottom, and I hope and pray you are here to help her.

The state of Utah does not appoint a lawyer or provide a public defender for child custody, civil cases, divorce, one of the reasons for this GoFundMe page. She has been trying to fight this battle by herself since 2012. Financial assistance is needed to hire a lawyer for my friend, so she can be heard and be able to fight back. It is my hope she can get custody of her children so they will be in a loving, caring home. Further, funds will provide medical care and medicine so that she can regain her quality of health that this monster has taken from her. When my friend reached out to me, she stated: "I just need the help now to get back on my feet and legal representation." She is motivated and determined to return to her life as a caring mother and regain everything taken away from her because she refused to live another day of physical and mental abuse. Funds for a lawyer and medicine will be put to use right away.

Thank you for your support, We are so very grateful. Blessings to you.

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Homeward Bound

by Joanne

Please take a moment to visit this fundraiser for my kids. I am unable to share on social media, because I am sure my childrens father is actively looking. I would like to get as far away as possible.. Please and God Bless

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Real Estate Agent Guide to Help Victims Establish a New Home

by Redfin
(Seattle, WA)

Hi, GDVH Team, I am an advocate for reducing domestic violence, abusive relationships, and gender inequality. As you know, domestic violence and abusive relationships are experienced by many people but discussed openly by few. I believe we should change that. To better serve survivors and bring awareness to domestic violence, I helped create the guide:

Securing a New Home After an Abusive Relationship.

I have a great deal of respect for Get Domestic Violence Help and would love if you could look at the article and let me know your feedback. Is there anything I can change to improve the article to be a better resource for survivors? Thank you for all the work you do, and I look forward to hearing back!

Redfin Editorial Team | | Seattle, WA

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Exposing our abusers to raise awareness in a big way!

by Gale Chambers
(Benton, Arkansas)

My case was dismissed before it was even heard.

My case was dismissed before it was even heard.

I'm breaking my silence and not protecting these abusers by remaining quiet as they wanted. A close friend and child care worker compromised my financial information, my bank account and debit cards corrupted, and my family's reservation for a Disney World resort was cancelled after they harassed and stalked my family. The reason why is because her son did something very unsettling to my daughter (both pictured above) & wanted to silence me. Since I am in my final year and doing a lot of networking, volunteering, training, and an externship as a Domestic and Sexual Violence victim advocate. I am of limited means and budgeted for over a year in advance to save to go on to Disney World but have had to use these resources that were allotted for the trip in order to respond to these events.

Funds will go to costs related to medical assistance, attorney consultations, court costs & service of documents among others that were intended for our vacation. This is greater than the goal amount but would rather more attention be placed on the reason for the campaign than money. Many parents in rely on quality childcare to keep their children safe when they have to be away, but they could be at risk.

I filed small claims case because she was not reasonable & I was scared. I tried to get an order of protection against her for the irrational and threatening behaviors. My order of protection was denied. The reason being, after the sheriff deputy called to notify me that she was served, I went to file for the order, she and her boss were leaving as I went in. After she left, I was filling out the proper forms, and she came BACK knowing I was there and chased me to the window! I was relieved that they witnessed her behavior first hand but then I was asked "Why did you come here after her" as if I was doing something wrong. She basically destroyed my reputation with my peers and I was discredited and humiliated. And I felt totally helpless.

She was doing so to cover up her tracks, and I suspect, because pressure from her boss because she didn't want her son's conduct to be exposed either. But for some reason, my petition was not approved, nothing happened. The sheriff's office advised me to go to the prosecuting attorney who basically passed me off and told me to go file a police report. The police department criminal investigation division didn't seem that they wanted to be bothered with it (apparently she had already made contact) and told me to see how things played out in the civil court case. The small civil claim was dismissed before it was even heard by the same judge that denied my order of protection. Nothing ever happened. The boss, her son, the worker & her son are still at the child care facility with 50+ children that are at risk daily.

Before you read any further, you have to see the story unfold to believe it:

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