Spotlight on Safety

Categories: Client Story
Dory with her attorney, Kristi (left)
Elder Abuse Prevention Dory is known throughout her tight-knit community for her many acts of kindness and generosity, like balancing checkbooks for her neighbors and opening her home to her recently-divorced daughter. After moving in, Dory’s daughter invited her own adult daughter and grandchildren to live in the house, causing Dory to often be confined …

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Spotlight on Safety

Categories: Client Story, Fundraising
Yan (right), seated with her attorney, shares her
advice to other survivors: “Be brave; speak up;
and seek help from organizations like BayLegal.”
Domestic Violence Prevention “I was in a very dark place,” Yan recalled of her first visit to Bay Area Legal Aid. Yan’s abusive ex had not only attacked her, but also hurt her one-year-old child, and her elderly mother. Yan had filed a temporary restraining order, but she was unable to afford an attorney and …

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