Becky called our crisis line last month terrified, in fear of her life. Marie, one of our case managers, was able to conduct a lethality assessment with Becky, helping Becky realize she needed to get out of the house immediately with her daughter, Emma. Marie got them into a hotel room for the night.
That night, when her husband came home and found Becky and Emma gone, he went into a violent rage, destroying Becky's clothes and personal belongings. He left messages on her voice mail threatening to kill her and Emma if he found them. She turned over the messages to the police. Becky and Emma are in a safe place and we are working on getting them home to the USA.
"If I hadn't gotten out of the house, he would have killed me. I was paralized with fear. You don't know how much it meant to me to speak to Marie. I think she saved my life."
We want to thank you for your donation to this project. Every year hundreds of battered American mothers call our crisis center for help. This Mother's Day, if you are able, please consider another donation to this project to help keep our crisis line operating 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
We wish you and the mothers in your life a very Happy Mother's Day.
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