Joann felt overwhelmed. Her partner had never hurt her physically, but he was too controlling. He limited her access to money, pushed her friends and family away, and frequently told Joann she was crazy.
When it comes to domestic violence, there is more to getting out than just exiting an abusive relationship.
Once a person leaves, some of the things they may have to deal with range from finding a new place to live and figuring out how to financially support themselves, to learning how to be safe and about the legal options they have to stay that way.
Since 1982, LifeWire has been working to help people on the Eastside and throughout the Puget Sound area with this.