Family starts over with help from Intact’s Program’s comprehensive support services

A family was referred to Arden Shore by DCFS because of domestic violence that had taken place in the home. The father had been physically, verbally, and emotionally abusive towards his wife and young children. He was subsequently deported after having been arrested by the police, leaving his wife to care for his two young children and a newborn baby. Soon thereafter, the family home went into foreclosure.

By working with the caseworker and opening up to community resources and social networks, this single mother found an apartment, a full time job, purchased a used car, obtained a driver’s license, enrolled her children in their new schools, and found a way to work out child care during her work hours. She and her children received therapeutic services for trauma resulting from the abuse at the hands of the husband and father. When the case closed, the family was self sufficient, linked with service providers in their community, and in a much healthier place.

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