Not Just A Number: Laila

So many times we use statistics to show the urgency of domestic violence. One in the three women will experience domestic violence, 63 calls to the hotline every day, the list goes on and on. But what we always strive to remember is that each of those numbers is a life with a story, each story truly deserves to find a life free from domestic violence.


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Laila, Age 13

“My sister and I have the same birthday month and always celebrated together, but she was younger than me and favored by my dad so she received all of the gifts each year. Today was my first time I finally got my own gift, my own cake and my own friends to celebrate with. Even though we are at the same party, at SafeHaven no one forgot about me.”