When Ariel had no one she could turn to, Dawning Family Services was there for her and her growing family.

Ariel remembers the night she had to quickly pack her bags for her and her son, Alex. If she was going to escape the domestic abuse, she had to quickly leave her home in Connecticut and move to Florida. At the time, Ariel thought she was lucky because she had family living in Florida that she could go to. But moving to Florida didn’t stop her abuser…

Read more from our October 2020 Newsletter.