When Riley began emailing Pathways she was distraught and afraid. She loved her husband but his abuse had become unbearable. Riley's husband was in the military in Europe and she was an accompanying spouse.
Her husband, charming and well respected in the military community, was sullen and moody at home. He would get angry with Riley and slap her if dinner was a few minutes late or if she didn't put his clothes away according to his expectations. One night, when she tried to stand up for herself, he strangled her. Riley didn't want to get her husband in trouble but she was beginning to fear for her life.
Working over email a Pathways advocate was able to present Riley with the possible options were for both military and non-military resources and interventions so Riley could make an informed decision about her husband.
When Riley decided to secretly return to th USA without telling her husband, our advocate helped Riley with a safey and logistics plan to ensure she got home safely.
Without your support, our email advocates would not be available to provide the information and resources necessary so victims can make informed decisions about escaping abuse.
Thank you! The Pathways Team