Nowhere to Turn

Intimate partner abuse is one of the leading causes of homelessness, and Connie found herself trapped between two impossible options.

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Quarantined with Her Abuser

Jessie was quarantined with her abuser. Through AVLF’s advocacy, she was able to get a temporary protective order through a virtual hearing. Here’s how our staff jumped in to help.

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From Abuse to Safety and Security

Patricia came to the Safe Families Office as a last resort. Her husband’s jealousy and controlling behavior had reached a breaking point, and she wasn’t sure what to do.

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Most of the apartments in Willa’s complex were abandoned. Rats came to her unit looking for food. Her landlord shrugged and provided rat traps.

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Angel moved into her apartment and noticed a terrible smell right away. The Housing Authority came out to inspect the property multiple times. They suggested that she move.

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When JoAnn came into the Safe Families Office, she was exhausted from trying to co-parent with her child’s father, who often turned to violence when they disagreed about parenting or finances.

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John already had serious health problems which required surgeries and nurse home visits before his issues with his home began. But the nurses refused to keep coming for home visits because of hazardous conditions at his property.

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Adriana is a single mother of two. When a mold infestation devastated her apartment, the landlord just told her to keep spraying bleach on the walls – and eventually just painted over it.

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