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Safe House – A local nonprofit helps victims at their darkest hour

Safe House helps victims of domestic violence survive

YUMA, Ariz. (KYMA, KECY) - For most people the thought of living inside a home where a partner is abusive is unimaginable. But, for many that reality is all too real.

Abusers isolate and emotionally cripple their partners. Victims of domestic violence live in constant fear and are made to believe that there is no escape.

Leaving an abuser is no easy task, abusers typically isolate their partners from family and friends. Some may even keep their partners under lock and key.

So when a victim makes the decision to survive for themselves and possibly for their children the act itself is heroic.

Agencies like Safe House in Yuma make it their mission to protect victims. But, they can't do it alone.

Around the country, families are faced with a dire reality, the shortage of infant formula is forcing parents to find alternatives.

On top of the shortage is just one of the factors facing families, some stores are seeing this as an opportunity to make a profit and are raising prices.

That big business tactic has also promoted people to buy in bulk and sell it on their own. Regardless, the need is still great.

Safe House prides itself in providing victims with everything they need as they transition from a life of violence to some form of normalcy. But, they can't give what they don't have.

So, Safe House Lead Gabriella Sanchez reached out to the community. Trevor Umphress with Amberly's Place responded, he in turn reached out to other community partners, and together they were able to make a small donation.

The Safe House still needs more help especially when it comes to infant formula. Sanchez is pleading with the public for help with any kind of donation.

Donations can be dropped off at Catholic Community Services at 690 East 32nd Street

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