Scared to Go Home


Posted on December 6, 2018

Lauren* was referred to The SOURCE because her ex-boyfriend broke into her home and physically assaulted her. He was arrested the same night, but she did not know when he would be getting out of jail and she was scared to stay in her apartment.

Lauren met with her Navigator the next day. The Navigator called United Way, YWCA and Safe Haven together to find a solution. There were no openings in the shelters, but one agency scheduled an appointment with Lauren the same day to connect her to counseling and discuss possible housing options to help her move.

Together, they decided that Lauren would stay with her mother during the transition, Lauren found a permanent place to rent far enough away that she felt safe. She moved in within a month.

Topics: housing, mental health,


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*Names have been changed to preserve employee confidentiality