Yosefa’s Story

I arrived at the shelter after filing a police report against my partner for violence. It was not my first time at a shelter, so I knew what I was going to experience.

I decided to leave my home for the shelter and I was at peace with my decision. I understood that this is the place where I will be protected and where I will get the help to obtain the rights that are due to me.

I feel that in the shelter I gained a great deal of strength, self-confidence, and the insight to understand my own behavior. My children received excellent help from the social worker as did I.

I got many benefits from the many sessions with the social worker. I was able to be released from so much that was troubling me. The steps that I went through greatly helped me in my everyday life to deal with my situation.

I arrived at the shelter when I was pregnant. I gave birth there. I knew that my children were in good hands. Even when I was stressed because of the pregnancy, the house mothers and director of the shelter gave me a great deal of support.

I got a lot of help from the other women who were with me in the shelter. They understood me and supported me.

I felt some inner peace and that I was getting stronger.

This is an opportunity for me to say many many thanks. It’s a feeling that I am in one big supportive family.