I have an over-developed sense of justice. Fun fact: a therapist once told me, as I sat with folded arms and stony face, that I am not the sheriff of the world and that I should put my badge down. Whatever, dude. AVLF is my badge.
Ms. T came to the Safe Families Office after her husband became violent when he felt as though she was watching TV too loudly. He spent the night pointing a gun at Ms. T and repeatedly threatening to kill her while the children slept in the other room.
Soon after renting a house, Ms. Ryan discovered a serious mold problem and an overflowing toilet. Instead of making repairs, the landlord instructed her to throw her used toilet tissue in a garbage can because “the pipes can’t handle it.” The dispute led to an eviction filing.
I started working at AVLF about three years ago. Five days into my employment, I was standing on the 16th floor of King & Spalding, watching in bewilderment as two people deftly constructed a 10-foot stiletto shoe out of hundreds of red balloons.
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The Fourth Annual AVLF PurSHOEing Justice, which is presented by Esquire Deposition Solutions and benefits AVLF’s Safe Families Office, will feature a giant silent auction, exciting vendors, excellent food and drink, and a dynamic guest of honor.
A Standing with Our Neighbors client met with AVLF, and her eye was horribly swollen and red. She was experiencing a range of adverse symptoms that twice sent her to the ER. Her children were also experiencing eye and breathing problems.