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Violetta's Sactuary for Families Fundraiser

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THE STORY:

Sanctuary for Families is New York’s leading service provider and advocate for survivors of domestic violence, sex trafficking, and related forms of gender violence.

I worked with Sanctuary for Families from 2008 through 2013 to assist an Albanian speaking client with obtaining an order of protection, a final order of custody, child and spousal support, and a termination of an abusive marriage. This victim lived with her husband and children in Brooklyn for several years. During this time, she was treated like a slave and regularly abused. When she was pregnant with her fifth child, her husband told her that he was taking her and the children back to their native Albania for a vacation. Once there he refused to let her return to the United States and intensified his abuse. When she went to visit a sick relative in another town, he refused to let her return, falsely accusing her of an adulterous affair. The abuser then returned to the United States with four of their five children. He had confiscated her travel documents to prevent her from returning to the United States.

Every year, Sanctuary empowers thousands of adults and children to move from fear and abuse to safety and stability, transforming lives through a comprehensive range of services including clinical, legal, shelter, children’s and economic empowerment services.

Through outreach and trainings, Sanctuary educates over 16,000 concerned community members annually, ensuring that our communities are prepared to protect victims and prevent gender violence.

Informed by our work with thousands of survivors, Sanctuary is a leading advocate for legislation and public policies that promote freedom from gender violence as a basic human right.

Sanctuary provides services in ten locations including our Manhattan Office, Manhattan Family Justice Center, Bronx Family Justice Center, Brooklyn Family Justice Center, and Queens Family Justice Center.

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To This Fundraiser

$190

MONEY RAISED
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  • Anonymous

     

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  • Ema Froning

    $100

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19% Raised of $1,000 Goal

The Team: $190 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Donor Comments

Ema Froning

Ema Froning

DONATION: $100

Thank you for your amazing work Violetta! 3 years ago

Oleg and Ellen

Oleg and Ellen

DONATION: $25

Great job, Violetta! We are so proud of you. 3 years ago

Royals

Royals

3 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

3 years ago