CHANGE A LIFE TODAY
Leaving a domestic violence situation is both dangerous and frightening. Survivors have big decisions to make, often at great cost, to find safety and begin to build a new life. It requires summoning the nerve to leave, figuring out where to go, and trying to plan for what’s next — all daunting tasks in the best of circumstances. But when it’s time to leave a shelter filled with strangers for an empty apartment, it hardly feels like much of an improvement. They’re faced with more hard choices: groceries or sheets? Bills or a bed? Gas or pots and pans? Silverware or plasticware from a fast-food restaurant? And this is only a glimpse of the dilemmas our brave survivors have after transitioning from the shelter to their own place. That’s why we’re here…because starting over is hard enough.