Most of us make choices every day. We decide which school to attend, where to work, what to eat for dinner, how we spend our time and money … but not everyone has choices.
Tiffany was living in South America where she had a successful marketing career and her own business. She fell in love, got married and had two children. Her husband’s behavior escalated from verbal abuse to physical violence.
Tiffany’s husband secured employment and moved to the United States. She and her children followed. The children began to fear for their mother’s life. Living in a new country without family or friends, in a completely foreign culture, AND having a medically fragile child, Tiffany felt she had no choice but to stay where she was.
As the abuse escalated, Tiffany realized something had to change. Having recently received her legal documentation to remain in the U.S., Tiffany finally had a choice. While she gathered a bag of belongings and fled, her friend picked up her children. Once they were safe, Tiffany started to look at options. A week later, she discovered HEARTH.
At HEARTH, for the first time in a long time, Tiffany and her children felt safe. Unfortunately, Tiffany’s husband had controlled their money and had ruined her credit score. She worked with HEARTH staff to repair her credit and become economically self-sufficient. Now, away from her abuser, Tiffany is free to make choices in the best interest of herself and her children.