The little money Rebecca had left each month after paying rent was just enough to keep food on the table and gas in the car. So when it finally came time to serve divorce papers to her abusive husband – papers that would dissolve their tumultuous marriage and allow Rebecca to gain full custody of their young daughter – she couldn’t afford it. Paying the legal fees meant falling short on rent, and she wasn’t willing to risk homelessness for herself and her daughter. So she called LifeWire.
Using flexible funds that allow us to pay for any expense that may prevent a family from remaining in safe and stable housing – LifeWire was able to pay Rebecca’s legal fees. And in turn, Rebecca was able to pay rent and avoid eviction.
Since we opened our doors in 1982, LifeWire has served more than 145,000 domestic violence survivors — survivors like Rebecca and her daughter — across King County.
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