Jody came to YWCA’s Shelter after she was severely beaten and strangled by her partner. She was very depressed due to her children being taken into Child Protective Services custody following the assault. During her 12-week stay, she worked full time, saw a therapist once a week, attended support groups, and completed all required tasks to get her children back.
With help from YWCA’s Housing Navigator Jody qualified for rent assistance and found a three-bedroom duplex where she and the children are starting over.
Jody is among the 250 individuals who were helped in getting through their trauma and moving forward to obtaining safe, secure housing.
Tasha was typically denied access to medical care by her abuser, but when she ended up at the hospital YWCA was able to meet with her. Tasha trembled as options to escape the violence were explained. She felt he would stop at nothing to get her back in his control, including harming their children. The safe shelter and legal support YWCA would provide convinced her to leave. Tasha is now in our safe shelter, has an Order of Protection against her abuser through the help of YWCA’s legal advocate, and is working on making a better life for herself.
Tasha is one of the people YWCA Billings supported in the past year by providing nearly 8,500 nights of safe shelter with
individualized support for their greatest needs.
We hope you share our pride that YWCA has been able to help Jody and Tasha and their children. Look for future postings about other lives we have saved and changed.
If you would like to learn more about our services please visit www.ywcabillings.org. If you know someone who needs our help or who would like to learn more about YWCA Billings, please call 406-252-6303.
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