This is a nice piece, and there is always more to a person’s story that meets the eye.
However, she is an addict. This is known from local newspaper stories. While I am sure she has had much in her life that deserves sympathy, she needs stop being addicted. People who give her and her boyfriend money are aiding and abetting her addiction. If she were to have a life threatening problem as a result of her addiction, people who give her money have contributed to her demise.
The best way for Ashleigh to take care of her kids is to get straight, get healthy, and get a job so that she can be a mommy again.