Open Collective
Open Collective

Abigaelle Joseph



Transparent and open finances.

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-$150.00 USD
Reimbursement #102951
Reimbursement #102950
-$500.00 USD
Reimbursement #102946
↑ Total contributed

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↓ Total received with expenses

$100.00 USD


Hello. My name is Abbey Joseph. I am a 23 year old survivor of domestic violence, rape and child molestation. First and foremost, thank you for allowing me to contact this organization. I am a single mother and I'm currently seeking financial assistance right now. I am in need of this cash assistance at this time to change my life and my family's life for the better. My son is 4-year-old, not enrolled in school, and I personally cannot take care of him due to my homelessness here in Chicago. I've sent him over to Columbus, OH to live with my mom and sister and it's been over 5 months now. I really do miss him. This downward spiral started after a traumatic motorcycle injury I was in about a year ago. I've been physically incapable of caring for myself or my son due to my fractured hips and foot which now are embedded with metal plates. I've applied for disability, yet my appeal was rejected. Since May of this year, I believe I have worked over 5 independent contractor jobs here in Chicago yet, none of these jobs were enough to make a living out. I’m saying this to show that I have been seeking financial freedom but this life is starting to feel like a never-ending loop that I just can't break. I’m originally from Florida but I came here thinking my life would get better, but it has not one bit. I was living out of my car but I just lost that to repossession too so now I'm back on the street. I've been trying extremely hard to make it at the young age of 23. I am struggling in every way possible. I'm ashamed to ask friends and family for help because I look like I'm just making up excuses. But I know, in reality, my body, my mind, and my soul are just so exhausted from odds that are just too difficult to persevere on my own. All I'm asking for is a little bit of financial ground to stand on so I can take care of my son again. I believe what separates me from others is my drive. Every day I wake up, I choose my family. They are my motivation. I have a never-ending strength in me that knows one day I will be blessed with stability again. Please help me see my son. Please help me restore some faith in this place we call life.
This is a link to my hospital discharge papers from my motorcycle accident that left me homeless.