Changing Lives and Repairing Damage: Sexual Abuse 2019
RSM (retired service member) has three children under the age of 13. Last year her 8yr old daughter told her that the stepfather had been sexually abusing her during the night and when RSM was at work. Stepfather was medically retired 10 months prior to incident so he assumed the duties of taking care of the children while she was working. Once the RSM was made aware of the issue she took the child to the ER, from there stepfather was removed from the household by local law enforcement and a court protection order was put into place, from this point the RSM was left with the responsibility of picking-up the pieces and moving forward on a single income. The family had recently purchased a home and a new vehicle, as you can imagine the RSM has had her hands full with the kids and trying to pay bills, attorney fees, counseling appointments for daughter and any other unexpected expenses on a single income.
TDF was able to play a small role in the family’s recovery from this monster and tragedy. We helped offset some expenses.
Various family expenses: $8,329