Loretta* called our crisis line scared after her partner had beaten, strangled, and abandoned her the night before. Confused and frightened for her life, she came into our office seeking counsel, support, and a safe place.
We empowered her to see her options and to plan what would be best for her. We were able to provide her with shelter and helped her relocate to a new state. She moved closer to her family and friends where she will be able to find the support she needs to begin her new life.
As with all of our clients, it is a daunting task for them to settle into life after the abuse. It can be overwhelming and intimidating to navigate their newfound independence. With the necessary help and encouragement, survivors can re-establish themselves and live a life free from abuse.
* Names have been changed to ensure confidentiality.
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