The holidays can be stressful and overwhelming for anyone, but when in a crisis due to domestic violence, the holiday season can be exceptionally overwhelming. Nikki was very stressed and emotional and sought services from the FJC shortly before Christmas. Nikki came, crying and shaking, after her abusive boyfriend physically assaulted her and took her rent money, leaving her unable to pay the rent. And late fees were adding up. Even though she went to the landlord to explain her situation and that she would pay in two weeks, she was still given an eviction notice. It was the week before Christmas. Nikki was terrified of being homeless for the holidays with four children. She said the Family Justice Center was her last hope.

After assessing all of her needs, providing a safety plan and lethality assessment, the FJC case manager was able to provide her with assistance with her rent and help keep her from being evicted. The case manager was able to advocate for her regarding the eviction. Although the funds weren’t going to be paid overnight, the landlord agreed to stop the late fees and rescind the eviction. Nikki was so happy that she was able to get back on her feet and move forward from this stressful time in her life.

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