LifeWire Joins 1150 AM KKNW Financial Fitness NW’s Team

1150 AM KKNW | Financial Fitness NW
Patricia Johnson and Sarah Riley

On Thursday, July 27, LifeWire’s Executive Director, Rachel Krinsky, and Communications & Events Specialist, Samantha Tripoli, joined co-hosts Patricia Johnson and Sarah Riley of the Financial Fitness NW radio talk-show on 1150 AM KKNW. Together, we discussed the impact of domestic violence and the ways in which LifeWire supports survivors and children across our community.

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The Impact of Federal Funding on Survivors of Domestic Violence – Anna’s Story

Bellevue Reporter
By: Rachel Krinsky
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Anna was first introduced to LifeWire through the police. She had just been physically assaulted by her husband of 20 years – the same man who refused to allow her to become a U.S. citizen. Despite her efforts to obtain a Green Card, Anna needed her husband’s approval. Instead of signing her paperwork, he held the threat of deportation over her head for the course of their entire marriage.

Anna and her husband have a daughter, Noemi, who is a U.S. citizen. Despite increasing violence, Anna did not leave her husband. If she was deported, her daughter would be under the control of her physically abusive father. That was a risk Anna wasn’t willing to take.

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Charleena Lyles: Statement by Coalition Ending Gender-Based Violence

Re-posted from the Coalition Ending Gender-Based Violence,
of which LifeWire is a proud member.

Charleena Lyles Should Be Alive

In this moment, we send our deepest condolences to Charleena’s family and write to lift up her humanity.

To our community of advocates, and others working to support survivors of violence: we see you and we are committed to supporting you.

Charleena Lyles should be alive, not dead. But in this new reality, where the memory of Charleena is a hot, bright fire, we are angry.

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