After enduring years of abuse at the hand of her husband, advocates were able to help a client successfully get her husband out of her house and secure a protective order keeping him away. She was overwhelmed with joy after the Judge ruled in her favor, and has expressed her gratitude for the time and effort that advocates were able to provide for her. She has now filed for divorce and says she will forever be grateful for the ladies that empowered her to stand up for herself and put an end to the nightmare that she felt would eventually kill her.
Jane Smith came to our office with her children. Her abuser was extremely violent and had served multiple prison terms for violent crimes. She had been beaten and the children, who were still in their pajamas were terrified.
Staff from the Shelter and Main Office began working the case by seeing to the immediate needs of safety for the family and food for the children.
Jane was assisted with clothing from our donation supply and a staff member was sent to the store to buy underwear and clothing for the children.
Jane's family and the children stayed with us at the shelter until we could arrange them being reunited. Jane and her children were each provided a backpack with snacks, drinks and extra clothes. Toys and books were packed to keep the children occupied on the trip.
She arrived safely and is still in contact with her DVP Advocate to give updates and for help with some ongoing local issues.
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