“Stephanie” and her six month-old son, “Nathan,” had just fled their abusive home. Stephanie was covered in bruises and felt hopeless. She did not have any money or a place to live. She wondered how she was going to care for Nathan. Stephanie did not report her abuser’s crimes because she was afraid for her life.
A friend suggested she call Catholic Charities.
Stephanie met with a case worker, and Catholic Charities was able to provide food, shelter and a caring environment for Stephanie and Nathan. With help from Catholic Charities, Stephanie was able to find a job and a place to live so she could care for Nathan in a safe environment. Catholic Charities provided the mother and son with the help and hope they needed to escape their violent situation and begin a positive new life. This year, thanks to Catholic Charities, Stephanie is going to enjoy a safe and well deserved “Happy Mother’s Day!”