One South Florida nonprofit organization with a stated mission to protect women from domestic violence and to help them create a new future that is free from incidents of domestic abuse is currently celebrating the changed circumstances of its 100th “survivor.”
Volunteers and interns working at No More Tears, a rescue agency operating in Fort Lauderdale, proudly point to nearly double that figure when discussing those who seek its help and move beyond. The organization states that it is helping change the lives of scores of women who have had the courage and determination to separate themselves from abusive relationships.
“We’ve seen her do a complete 180,” says agency founder Somy Ali in referring to the 100th person to avail herself of the help and resources offered by No More Tears and subsequently move out to begin a newly independent life.
Ali says that the help provided to abused women is “immediate,” with no waiting list and no payment at all for up to 10 sessions with various professionals, including optometrists and dentists. Additionally, mentors and volunteers offer guidance and support across a wide array of concerns and help abuse victims find new skills and places to live.
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Source: CBS Miami, “Domestic violence charity documents story of 100th survivor,” March 13, 2012