A young woman and her son had located to Summerville with a boyfriend from Virginia. The boyfriend had a local plumbing business he brought to SC and they were all hoping for a new start. After a few weeks in Summerville the couple began to have some domestic disputes. The situation started to get very tense and eventually escalated to physical violence. The woman had enough money to put her son on a train back to Virginia to his grandparents as she wanted him away from the problems. At one point the boyfriend pulled a knife on the woman and stabbed her, thankfully the wound was minor but the police were called and he was arrested. The woman realized she had made a mistake and was now looking for a way to get back to Virginia but had no money and no transportation. The Victims Advocate was helping her and referred her to the local homeless shelter for some basic assistance and an Ashley Ridge Church owner became aware of the situation and requested assistance for the woman. Change for a Dollar assisted with some gas gift cards for the woman as she found someone to catch a ride up north but needed to share in the expenses. The victim’s advocate put her up for a few days in a hotel so she didn’t have to return to the apartment as the boyfriend had bonded out. A few days later she was headed home.
Gas gift cards – $100.00