Partners for Peace’s Hotline advocates assist callers with individualized safety planning, provide information about domestic abuse, and Partners for Peace’s other services, validate caller’s feelings, and refer callers to other relevant resources.
In late 2012, Carrie was looking for a way for herself and her daughter to get reestablished. She had left a physically and emotionally abusive relationship which had isolated her from her family, cost her job and her vehicle, and left her with a pile of expensive and time consuming legal problems to sort through.
A family member helped her connect with Spruce Run-Womancare Alliance’s hotline, where she first spoke with the advocate who would help her many times over the next three years-filling out paperwork for a protection order, finding legal support to gain full custody of her daughter, and helping her with rides to appointments.
While living in transitional housing, Carrie went back to school to become a certified nursing assistant, graduating with the highest GPA in her program and winning two scholarships along the way. But the greatest success, she says, is the feeling of self-sufficiency she has today, living in her own home, supporting herself and her daughter, and providing safety and peace for her family.