Ms. D moved into Roberts Hall, a women’s only dormitory run by SVDP, 13 years ago after escaping domestic violence.
When program manager Renee started working at Roberts Hall, D was still in hiding and afraid to have her name show up in any system. Because of this, she did not receive food stamps or have health insurance. She went to the free clinics and got all her food at food pantries. She was definitely a survivor.
Renee began working with D and, after gaining her trust, helped her get food stamps and insurance. D would often talk to Renee about going back to school to get her degree. Renee was able to help her enroll in college where she thrived until COVID-19 changed class structure.
Renee then helped D overcome the fears that kept her from moving into her own place. Renee helped D find a condo on the bus line. Like the survivor she is, D rented a U-Haul truck and moved all her items from the third floor into her new place on the second floor. D plans to return to school once the pandemic has ended.
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