More space needed for domestic violence victims
A young mother fled from her abusive boyfriend after he attempted to kidnap their child, taking nothing with her but her daughter and heading to Houston. She feared her life but was defiant: “He beat me for the last time.”
She had been staying with the friend of a relative for nearly two weeks while trying to find a safer place. Unfortunately, every place she contacted responded with the same unfortunate message: they were full.
Fortunately, when Gail Hays, a former DA’s investigator, tried an out-of-Houston shelter on September 8, around noon, the worker had a room available for the mother and her child on the same day.
“I wish there was enough room for everyone who needs it,” the unidentified mother said, “I’d like to be a counselor so I could help women like me.”
We understand at Holmes, Diggs & Sadler that the emotional impact of domestic abuse can often be more traumatic than the physical impact and we believe you deserve peace of mind again. Call us at (713) 802-1777 where we are standing by to support you through this trying and often confusing time.