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Last week Vanessa received a crisis call from a victim of Domestic Violence. The victim explained that they were kicked out of their home by their abuser for calling the police to report the abuse. The victim left with only a small satchel, and without many important documents. The victim reported they had moved to Long Beach to be with this partner, and had no other friends or support in the area. Vanessa was able to meet with the victim to help them make decisions, explore options, and connect to domestic violence assistance. Vanessa also provided an emergency food voucher to a local grocery store. While the victim had been emotional throughout this meeting, when the voucher was presented they began to weep. The victim expressed their gratitude, and said that this offering made them feel like someone actually cared. Knowing that they had access to food made it easier to focus on all of the other concerns they had, like getting a restraining order.
Thank you for your contribution, for showing victims that our community cares for them and their well-being, and for allowing the LBTRC to provide this service.