|Janeesha* had an abusive partner who forced her to trade sex with other men to pay the bills and take care of her abuser.
But she wanted freedom. Freedom from her abuser and freedom from being forced to “rent” her body, day after day, to make ends meet.
Janeesha called the hotline, was able to get away from her abuser, and move into the local shelter.
She set goals for herself and worked with the shelter team to heal her trauma and meet her medical needs. One of her first goals was to get a new driver’s license (her abuser took hers) so she could have the required identification to get into permanent housing and gain employment.
Janeesha got her driver’s license, moved into longer-term housing, and is working with the team to prepare for employment!
Janeesha has become a SURVIVOR!
Thanks to you, and your investments in SAFE,
Janeesha went from exploited to free, from victim to survivor!
*Not her real name.