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melanie blow

"Give child abuse survivors more support than child abusers"

Rochester, NY, USA
female, age 37
open relationship
Speaks: Sign Language (American), english
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Hi friends, here's an update-


For the first time in years, I'm down to one job- the NY Projects Director for Stop Abuse Campaign, although I'm still on the Board of Directors for Prevent Child Abuse NY. It's amazing to work a job where my skills, talents, and experience is valuable. It's amazing to work a job where being an incest survivor is an asset to my employer, not something to keep hidden (child abuse survivors are NOT a protected class).


I couldn't be prouder of the work Stop Abuse Campaign is doing. We are likely to see a bill to protect battered mothers and their children introduced in two states this year, including NY. We've made some tangible progress on SOL reform in NY. And we're doing the most comprehensive CPS diversion/ abuse prevention program ever in Erie County NY.

The only issue is that we’re struggling badly for funding. Working two full-time jobs wasn’t sustainable. Living with so much uncertainty about when I’ll get paid next isn’t, either. At the moment I’m working for part-time work to provide some financial insulation, and try my hardest to get SAC’s funding situation to improve. And I’m betting optimistically, for the first time in my life.

If you want to help SAC succeed, a donation, of any size is appreciated, just clicking here https://www.crowdrise.com/7777/fundraiser/melanieblow .


Any way, thank you. All of you have helped me become a better, wiser, stronger advocate, or human. And for that I thank you.


Melanie

 
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