Mia's Abuse Case Study

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After a violent episode with boyfriend Anthony, Mia came to the Rainbow emergency shelter. It was a five year relationship, but he began to get both psychologically and verbally abusive when she moved in with him. Fear gripped Mia, and she would cry at work when she thought about going home. As stress levels rose, she eventually lost her employment. The abuse quickly turned physical. But because she was forty years old, Mia was embarrassed to ask her siblings and two adult sons for help. Turning to another solution, Mia called the Rainbow 24 hour Hotline and received her own room that same day. When Mia arrived to the emergency shelter she was in crisis. The nearest store to the confidential location was too far for her due to the abuse
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