Story of Tammy and Her Family
“Five or six years ago, I lived with my ex-husband’s and his family, the ten of us lived in a 300 sf public unit. At the time, my ex-husband didn’t come home a lot and his family always gave me the cold shoulder, so I decided to take two jobs and not have to go home except for sleeping. I was really stressful and just wanted to run away from home.
Until my father passed away, he asked me to take good care of the three kids, so I resolutely quitted my jobs and took my three kids to move out of this home that didn’t belong to us with a saving worth of HKD100,000. At the time, we moved to the subdivided flat in San Po Kong. Everyone looked forward to at least having their own home, so at least they wouldn’t have to be afraid of doing something wrong and get scolded by others.
Back then, my oldest daughter was only eight or nine years old, my second daughter was seven but she has ADHD, my youngest son was three with autism and had speech delay. When I moved out, I was anxious about living expenses, because I already spent almost half of my saving after paying for rent and furniture. I didn’t know how to seek help from others at that time…I’m really grateful that CSF provided the opportunity of SEN training for my son, as well as other resources, and that the volunteers from the South China Morning Post took us out to explore many things we otherwise wouldn’t be able to experience… I know that everyone has their own difficulties and fortunately, I met you guys (CSF) on my journey. It’s really important to know that someone is out there to help you when you are struggling.”