Help Perseus move from sexually & emotionally abusive home

For: Perseus
Boston, MA
Organizer: Perseus Lovelle
Help Perseus move from sexually & emotionally abusive home (Perseus)
$2,748
of $3,000 goal.
Raised by 70 donors
91% Complete

The Story

My name is Perseus, & I'm a 23 year old mentally & physically disabled transgender person. I've lived w/ severe abuse for most of my life, & up until recently I was coping through it. My mother & I lived with my stepfather who abused us both in every form until I was 17 & called child services, got my sister adopted into another family. Recently, I began trauma therapy, & since I have started recovering repressed memories of the abuse I have endured. One of these was when I was 15, my mother bought a boyfriend & I drugs & when we were high, coerced us into having sex in front of her & masturbated to it. Earlier today I tried to address this in a fight & she blamed me, saying I should've said no, & that because she has Bipolar disorder, it excuses it. I believe there are more repressed memories I have not recovered & I have no idea how to cope with this one alone. Besides this, my grandfather who I also live w/ is emotionally abusive & can become physical at any moment & has tried before. He has a history of hitting my mother & as he becomes more unstable due to dementia, I fear it is only a matter of time before things escalate. I've been threatened that if I defend myself if he attacks me, he'll charge me for assault of the elderly. As I'm writing this, my mom is trying to get into my door & threatening me that if I go to the ER to get mental health help, she'll lock me out. I don't have a set of keys & have nowhere to go; my parents threaten eviction often, over trivial things such as eating a slice of bread that I didn't buy... The only shelter close only take families, leaving me with not much choice but to apply for Section 8 housing & finding somewhere to live in the meantime, or a shelter farther away. Because of the abuse, I have severe PTSD & Dissociative Identity Disorder & what is called Hashimoto's Disease, an autoimmune disorder where your immune system targets your thyroid, and is exacerbated by stress. It causes Hypothyroidism, which I'm now on medication for life for. In 2014, I quit working after urged by my endocrinologist that the stress was too much on my body. I'm currently in the process of getting Disability Social Security but the process takes a while & I'm in a race for time before ending up homeless. Due to dissociation, I can't drive, I don't even have a permit. Wherever I'd be moving, transportation would be needed. In MA, most places for rent around is 700$ + a month, nevermind a phone bill, transpo & other expenses. I'm awaiting emergency benefits from the state, & it is unknown when I can get them. Even still, that's 303$ a month, not enough for a weeks hotel stay. It's going to take me quite a bit to stay somewhere safe that is more permanent; I'll keep checking into shelters, but I'm afraid even then only so much is available... I'm not sure as much will be needed to be stable & safe, so I'm setting the limit at 3000$ as a starting point but depending on how long it can take for help from the state, I'll prob need more. On twitter there is documentation of these things as they have happened, including msgs of my mother admitting to the sexual abuse, then blaming me & two years worth of documentation of my struggle with my family. I can no longer fake being ok, or hide my upset at the pain & suffering their abuse is causing... My mother said I would have a place while trying to get disability, but recently said she believes when I turned 18 she shouldn't have had to care for me anymore, & will gladly "dump me out on the streets," for I'm "too much to handle." She told me since I was 8, I've been nothing but trouble & wants to be rid of me. I'm scared I'll never have a place to recover from the abuse. If you can, please help me get somewhere safe, & know I am so grateful, & if you can't, for helping spread the message. Thank you so much.

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