I have a friend in Michigan (Monroe, to be exact) who is trying to find some help with getting out of an abusive relationship.
She has an 18 month old daughter and lives in income based housing, she gets $400 in disability a month and her husband pays most of the bills as a large portion of her income goes to her medication and things for her daughter.
The apartment complex has a strict policy on DV situations, if she were to try and get the police involved and it was reported to the landlord she and her husband would be evicted.
She has no family she can stay with, husband will not leave the apartment.
She cannot work right now due to health issues, hence the disability.
Right now her issues are:
1) No where to go
2) No income to afford a place to go +bills and meds
3) No vehicle, although if push comes to shove I *will* find a way to drive up there and get her somewhere stable....if my house was bigger she would have been here already.
Does anyone have any input, or ideas on where to start looking for resources for her? This has been ongoing, not all physical but a lot of mental abuse but she called me in tears this morning feeling so trapped and Im 8 hours away and cannot be there for her and its killing me.
I hate feeling like I cannot fix things for her....
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