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Annie's Success Story: Domestic Violence

"Annie" came into YVEDDI requesting help with a Domestic Violence Protection Order. Over the course of the last seven years she had been severely abused physically, emotionally, verbally and financially. She suffered from severe anxiety and the high levels of stress were causing hives. Her abuser made her believe she was having a mental break and got her addicted to prescription drugs.

The YVEDDI staff helped her with the paperwork for the protection order, found her a shelter as close by as possible, and told her she would have to come back Monday to go before the Judge. The Magistrate granted her protection order and the Social Services caseworker took her along with law enforcement to retrieve their belongings. During the ongoing case, staff attended court with her, provided her with food and gas cards, and referred her to all additional services she qualified for.

Since living in the shelter, she has enrolled her two small children in elementary and preschool, and she has gotten a full-time job along with a part-time seasonal job. She is in the process of finding a home that she can afford and a reliable vehicle. Since leaving her abuser, she always has a smile on her face.

Great work, YVEDDI! We are proud of all of our agencies for helping everyone in need, regardless of their circumstances.

Do you or someone you know need help leaving a abusive situation? You can find statewide domestic violence resources here.

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