Amy's journey to safety and freedom
Amy's journey began with a call to our 24-hour hotline about "a friend." She was hesitant to disclose any details about what her friend had been experiencing. Our understanding hotline counselor didn't press her with any questions, just provided information our services and how they might help her friend.
Marissa's quest for justice
The first four times Marissa's boyfriend attacked her, she was scared and reluctant to give a formal statement. She was even more reluctant to participate in the criminal justice process. Her situation began to change after she was attacked for the fifth time, despite a court order of protection. The officers who responded to her 911 call brought her into the precinct to meet with our advocate.
Saving Marcy's daughter . . . and herself
Marcy and her infant daughter arrived in our Safe Harbor Shelter after an incident where her husband hit her, accused her of cheating on him, and threatened to take their daughter from her and leave the country.