One of our moms had been in a long-term relationship. He locked her in the house and forced her to stay inside. Her only purpose was to clean the house, cook and take care of the kids. She was so used to how he treated her that she didn’t realize how abusive he was.
She no longer wanted to live this way, so she packed everything she could in the car and ran. She feared for her safety, but had to take the risk.
She desperately searched for a place where her kids could eat and sleep. She found a shelter where they stayed overnight. During the day they would bus between places just to get a warm meal.
She opened up to a family friend about her situation and the friend insisted they stay with them.
Her family stayed with the friend for a while, but knew it wasn’t realistic to stay much longer. Fitting an extra family in a small apartment was unbearable. There wasn’t a lot of privacy and getting ready in the morning took twice as long.
Getting accepted into Vision House’s program came at the perfect time. She was losing all hope that she would find a program that would take her family in, but thanks to you, they now have a place of their own!
Her kids have experienced a lot of trauma growing up and for the first time in years they feel safe and their family life is stable. They get to just be kids. Mom is excited for her kids and finds joy every time she sees them playing and laughing.
And she recently got a job! She has never been able to spend her own money so she’s learning how to be financially responsible.
Thank you for providing safe housing for this amazing family!