Make a Difference: Safe Futures

WHO: Lauren, age 39, and her three children

AGENCY: Safe Futures

THEIR SITUATION: Last summer, Lauren's husband beat her so viciously that she still is receiving medical care for her injuries. She suffered a concussion and several broken bones. Her daughter ran to a neighbor's house and called 911 to save her mother. Police arrested him and he is currently in jail on multiple criminal domestic violence charges. Lauren has had to overcome overwhelming emotional trauma, adjust to single parenting to three children, and other serious health concerns related to the brutal attack. Due to loss of income, she is struggling financially until she can return to work full time. A brave, devoted, and loving mother, she is hopeful about her ability to gain her independence and strength with the help of Safe Futures staff and the community.

WHAT TO GIVE: Monetary donations for utility and medical bills. Gift cards for groceries, gas  and drugstore. Diapers size 3, toddler (age 1) car seat, boy winter clothing/coat (age 4, size 4T), girl winter coat (age 14, juniors XL)

TO DONATE: Safe Futures, ATTN: Make a Difference 2018, 16 Jay St., New London, CT 06320. A cash donation also may be made online at SafeFuturesCT.org/donate; enter Make a Difference in note.

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