Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Domestic Violence: How You Can Help One Woman Move to Safety

A few months ago, my daughter's other mother brought a roomful of people to their feet when she spoke the following words as part of speech she was giving at an event sponsored by the organization MotherWoman -- a speech in which she touched on various challenges that she had overcome in her life, including domestic violence: "I am no longer in any abusive relationships." (See video below.)



Her words, in the moment, were completely true. 

But, unfortunately, an event beyond her control loomed in the future.

A few weeks ago, her ex-partner showed up at her home, and in a moment of anger, plunged Erica and her two sons back into the world of domestic violence.

As some of you already know, Erica and I have a close relationship. I love her dearly and very much want her and her sons to be safe. I was, in fact, one of the women who showed up at her apartment the next day to help her throw all of her belongings into trash bags in order to make a quick exit to safety. She is now in hiding. 

For safety reasons, she has decided to move to a new area. She has found a new job and a new apartment but needs funds to relocate. MotherWoman has started a fundraising campaign to help her do this. Please consider making a contribution. Click here for more information

1 comment:

  1. I am so sorry to hear about this! I can't imagine the fear she must be feeling having to hide. I hope he is facing charges and is spending some time in a place where he can't hurt anyone anymore.

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