My Pregnant Friend's Good Luck

By Lola
@Lolaze (3075)
United States
April 24, 2016 2:00pm CST
A good friend of mine is pregnant and became homeless due to domestic violence – her ex decided to throw her out of a car. She's been staying at an emergency shelter since she ran from him. Its a good place and has taken good care of her, but still, its a shelter. She's had things stolen from her and hasn't had anything but boxed food and canned fruit for seven weeks. Thankfully, I've been able to get her out at least once a week to go to the drop in mental health center we both attend. She got the great news last week that she's been accepted into a long term maternity home! This place specializes in taking in women who have escaped violent situations and she can stay there for up to a year. It is a dream come true for her. She will have her own room and bathroom, plus a chef cooks healthy meals for all the ladies there! I told her its like she's going to a fancy hotel. We are so lucky to have great places like this in the area!!!
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6 responses
• United States
24 Apr 16
That is fantastic that your friend was accepted into such a place. It is wonderful that places like that exist where you live. I wish that more places would have facilities like that for people in need.
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@Lolaze (3075)
• United States
24 Apr 16
St. Louis area is wonderful for domestic violence resources and mental health resources, thank God.
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@norcal (3217)
• Nevada City, California
24 Apr 16
Wow, that's a tough situation. Hopefully, having this help will give her a chance to figure out her future plans.
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@sgbrown (1646)
• United States
25 Apr 16
I'm glad that she is going to have a good place to stay during her pregnancy.
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@Corbin5 (99600)
• United States
24 Apr 16
What a relief for you that your good friend will be well taken care of!
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• Jacksonville, Florida
24 Apr 16
I am so so happy for her! That sounds so much better than a shelter, I hope she will be happy there! =)
@Lolaze (3075)
• United States
24 Apr 16
She is really nevous but I think she will love it once she gets there tomorrow.
@marlina (71208)
• Canada
25 Apr 16
Glad that your friend found a decent place to stay for a while.