Beds for Sigal’s children
Sigal, 48, is going through a very rough time. Divorced for the past four years, she is raising four young children (ages 8-14) on her own.
Sigal was in a very unstable marriage and was abused by her husband. She and her children spent a month in a battered women’s shelter, and her ex-husband was arrested a number of times for violent behavior. As a result of the tumultuous environment at home, the couple’s children were sent to boarding schools.
Today, Sigal is on her own; her ex-husband pays no child support. Sigal supports herself and her four children on a monthly government stipend and on disability payments she receives, having been diagnosed with PTSD.
Sigal can barely afford to cover her daily expenses. Her children are currently sleeping on old, broken beds. Her eight-year-old and twelve-year-old daughters share a single, unstable bed.
Though Sigal cannot afford to buy new beds for her children, there is no doubt that a good night’s sleep would go a long way towards improving their quality of life.