The event raised money for the Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation’s Guardian ad Litem Program and Domestic Violence Program.
When you think of February 14 do you think of…candy? Chocolate? Big red balloons and flowers? Whether you’re counting down the days or would prefer to not leave your covers, this date typically elicits strong emotions. But what if that’s because we’re thinking about it all wrong?
Here at AVLF, we strive to change people’s lives.
People come in facing a variety of issues: severe mold throughout their home to years of abuse at the hands of a partner. While we can’t change their pasts, we hope that they leave our offices believing things can and will be different. But nothing brings us as much joy as knowing a client’s life has been changed. When Safe Families Office client Ms. Boston approached us about her experience in our offices, we knew we had to share it with others. Ms. Boston suffered years of abuse at the hands of her child’s father. But with the help of Stephanie Hudson of Sutherland, Asbill & Brennan, she received a 12-month Temporary Protective Order against him.
That order changed her life.
Imagine that you are a low-income single parent, living in a rented trailer and coping with the severe health effects of a brain tumor.