Past Posts for "Safe Families Office"


Lilli Crowe on Why She Works to Advocate for Survivors of Domestic Violence

Lilli Crowe on Why She Works to Advocate for Survivors of Domestic Violence

posted on October 15th, 2017   |   Category: Blog   |   No Comments

My mom explained that Jennifer had a habit in the following years of calling her when she got scared.
When Jennifer called that day and I answered, it had been nearly 20 years since she and my mother had first met. Over these years, Jennifer kept my mom’s home phone number and knew that she could call it when she was frightened or needed an answer.

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Volunteer Take: Helping Those Who Need It Most

Volunteer Take: Helping Those Who Need It Most

posted on October 10th, 2017   |   Category: Blog   |   No Comments

“My clients have all been wonderful, hardworking people who found themselves in untenable situations and had the courage to stand up and say ‘no more.’ These cases serve as powerful reminders of the resiliency of the human spirit.”

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Volunteer Take: Few Legal Endeavors Are As Rewarding as Potentially Saving a Client’s Life

Volunteer Take: Few Legal Endeavors Are As Rewarding as Potentially Saving a Client’s Life

posted on August 31st, 2017   |   Category: Blog   |   No Comments

One of the first things you learn in domestic violence training at AVLF is that violence can occur in any relationship, regardless of gender, race, or sexual orientation. We saw that firsthand. She was married to her abuser for decades and had several children with him. Both were highly educated, well-employed, and, to the outside world, had presented as a nearly perfect family. Until he tried to kill her.

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