This week, we’d like to help a teenage girl called Gemma.
Gemma has lived in a violent household for her entire life. Her dad was physically and emotionally abusive to her and her mum. At one point, they were deprived of food for a period of time, and she was also thrown out of the house during the night.
They fled the family home in July, and have been staying in temporary accommodation ever since. But Gemma has been left with serious mental health issues and her self-esteem is at rock bottom. She hasn’t been able to attend school for most of the year, and is in an intensive treatment programme for self-harm and suicidal behaviour.
They are about to move into their permanent home, but they barely have anything.
Their support worker said: “This has been a really tough case due to the hold this man has had on Gemma. They are so deserving of some love and kindness.”
With your help, we’d like to help create a home for Gemma and her mum.