My girlfriend has been working as a caregiver for a woman with dementia and her adult son who seems to have have some kind of mental disability that keeps him at home all of the time. After working for them a few months (and getting paid) she moved into a room at there house as a live in caregiver. Once she moved in they stopped paying her and expect her to clean up and cook for them 7 days a week without pay. There is an adult daughter who does not live with them but is in charge of the situation. They think that giving my girlfriend a place to stay is payment enough and she's basically stuck in this situation, too broke to move out.
Is there anywhere to report this situation or at least a way to get the state to pay? The woman and her son both receive disability from the state every month. I think it's around $900 a month for each one of them.
Also....both of us have worked on repairing the dilapidated house. It hasn't been painted or cared for in at least 20 years. There's mold growing throughout the house and my girlfriend is getting extremely sick. I know it sounds like I'm painting an extra bad picture here but this is a serious situation and I'm not sure where to turn.