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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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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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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Another Illegal Eviction Averted

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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Melissa fled the California fires and sought haven in Georgia. She used all the money she had to pay a security deposit and first month of rent for a new apartment while she waited for her housing choice vouchers to transfer. But the conditions were unacceptable.

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