In late May of 2008 a man kicked in my apartment door and raped me. The state pressed charges and he took a plea bargain. I should be satified with that, and Im not saying I am not.
Since then, I lost my apartment, I just move to the community in 07 and it was very small so I had to leave there and went to a town where I knew one person and am now living in a room they so kindly let me have for a while.
I had to stay near the area for criminal proceedings and my job. I was on medical leave and my job fired me. I applied for unemployment and they denied me so I am in the appealing process now.
I have been living on my savings and credit and it is about gone. I am selling my clothes an personal items. I am trying to keep my life from sinking, I am running out of resources.
Questions you might wonder and there answers
1 Isnt there a victims assistance, yes there is am I have been accepted. My doctors have not sent records, I pick them up today, so I will get some lost wages if they accept it and if I do it will be 90 to 180 days
2 Can they fire you for being a victim of a violent crime. Apparantly they can, I have checked with civil rights and they said file a complaint
3. Denyed unemployment, yes shocking, hopfully the appeal process will work
4. Do you have family, yes, I have not heard from them since August, and the consensus among them is I should be okay by now. I miss them, but they were causing more harm then good at this time.
5. Are you applying for jobs? Yes, against therapists advice I have to , for unemployment and income. It is a small community with little jobs and it is awfully hard to explain why I do not want jobs to contact my last employer.
6 Have you asked friends? yes, twice, not a dollar, in fact some of them dont talk to me to much anymore. Its funny, when you are a rape victim, you are not fun anymore so the calls stop.
7. How come no one heard about it. They kept it quiet with no media coverage, I have my suspicions why
8 How much do you need, to live for 3 months I would just need 3000.00
Another thing that is ironic, I have spent the last 16 years caring for people, and my last job I was a counselor for the mentally ill many who were victims. It was a CARE facility and they let me go.
I realize I am not a mass disaster like a hurricane victim or 911 but I do need help.
If you can help I would appreciate it, and if you know anyone who could help that would be nice.
I created a blog for my own venting purposes and so someday someone will find it and know others go through the same. http://rape-and-sexual-as...
I also created a survivor site http://www.rasasurvivors....
I need help please, even a dollar is something you can do it at http://victoriaplaceo.chi...