Posted on October 6, 2017

"Our client will be moving into her own apartment this month."

These are some of the happiest words for us to read here at Denton County Friends of the Family. Often times our clients climb extremely long uphill battles to arrive to the point where they have a safe home to call their own, and it is most certainly a moment of celebration when they do.

Sarah (client's name has been changed for confidentiality) came to our agency following the arrest of her ever increasingly abusive husband and was left with the challenges of healing from her trauma. Sarah was left with the consequences of the night her abuser came home and made the decision to physically abuse Sarah and their children.

Knowing that her abuser had made the decision and choice to abuse their children Sarah knew that she needed to act quickly to ensure that her children grew up in a home where they were safe.

Unsure of what to do next Sarah came to Denton County Friends of the Family where she was able to get access to our emergency shelter and began to have our team of experts help her navigate her court case, CPS, job searches and an array of other challenges and barriers.

Sarah has shown determination and grit working two jobs, completing her GED courses and successfully securing her own home.

As we all know, it's incredibly hard to furnish a home from scratch and Sarah needs the help of our community partners! If you could donate any of the following items please reach out to our Community Resource Coordinator, Desiree Melkovitz at DMelkovitz@dcfof.org

Items Sarah Needs:

Queen size mattress, box spring and frame
Toddler bed and mattress
2 Cribs and mattresses
2 twin sized box springs and frames
Stroller
Living Room Couch
Washer and Dryer set
Kitchen Table and Chairs
TV
Sheets and blankets for all beds
Toys and books for the children

Thank you for helping Sarah and the many women who share Sarah's story. You are investing in safety, hope, healing, justice, and prevention.

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