Dana, intelligent and bright-spirited, worked hard for her credentials. She immigrated from India to become a dentist in the United States, but soon after, her life began to veer out of control. All it took was one physically and emotionally abusive man -- her husband.
Sheila arrived at the Women Against Abuse Emergency Shelter after waking up in a hospital emergency room. Her partner had beaten her to the point of unconsciousness when she tried to leave their home with their child.
Sara was a victim of domestic violence who transformed into a strong and capable mother with the support of Women Against Abuse’s comprehensive services.
Alyssa had been living with her parents and was restricted to a wheelchair due to under-developed limbs. She was abused by her father and denied access to her four-year old son. She escaped the abusive situation by fleeing to a local shelter.
Lucia came to the WAA emergency shelter pregnant and with five children. She had been with her husband for three years when he became physically and emotionally abusive.