Imagine your 9 year old son telling you that he does not want to be alone with his father. Imagine fearing for your life and that of your son, because your husband has threatened to kill both of you. Imagine living in a state of dread, fearful of your husband’s unpredictable moods and what they might mean. Bonnie (not her real name) doesn’t have to imagine – it was her life.
With nowhere to turn, Bonnie took her son and fled to a shelter. Unable to afford a lawyer, she reached out to Partners for Women and Justice. A staff attorney represented Bonnie in court and was able to help her obtain a Final Restraining Order, safe visitation and financial support for her son – and begin a new life.
Each year Partners’ attorneys help hundreds of low-income women and their children find safety and peace. Please support our Break the Cycle of Domestic Violence event so that we can continue to provide free legal services to women and their children whose stories mirror that of Bonnie and her son.