Jessica almost didn’t make it out alive
Jessica* married her high school sweetheart and had beautiful children. Life was good. The violence didn’t start until nine years in. Over time it escalated, and almost cost Jessica her life. When she fled with her children, she had nothing and no one to turn to.
“It’s life or death. Where do you go? It’s overwhelming that sense of isolation. You’re used to having someone on your back. And then all of a sudden you’re out there – but you’re all alone,” said Jessica.
Every three hours a woman is hospitalised by domestic violence. It’s happening right here in our community. That’s why we need your help.
With the lack of holistic support and threat of homelessness, many women attempting to leave domestic violence are driven back home. Through our program Moving Forward, we’re giving women the emotional and practical support they need to restore their well-being and regain their independence after domestic violence.
Women like Jessica urgently need your support. Your tax-deductible donation today will help them break free and get the support to rebuild their lives.
* Jessica’s name has been changed to protect her privacy.
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