Escaping Violence at Home
Naketia’s husband abused her for many years. She believed that they should work together as a team, but despite her many attempts to fix their relationship, her husband’s behavior just got worse. She endured mental abuse as he called her names and yelled at her, and took her ID and money. Unfortunately, the abuse grew worse and he became physically violent. When he beat her with a broom stick while she was pregnant, she knew that she had to take action.
When she had nowhere else to turn, she turned to Prairie State Legal Services. Her attorney helped her obtain an order of protection to keep her and her baby safe from future abuse. As Naketia explains it, “I needed her help and she believed in me. She was on my side. I just want to say thank you.”