Dominique's Story

After two years in an abusive relationship, Dominique felt trapped. With only a part-time job as an assistant, she couldn’t afford to move out. Scared for herself and her daughter Genesis, Dominique mustered the strength to leave and stayed with different friends for the next year. But bouncing around wasn’t healthy for her or for Genesis, and she sought help at LA Family Housing.

With the stability of bridge housing and support of LAFH staff, Dominique focused intently on her search for an affordable apartment. Using rental assistance from LAFH, she secured a home in just two weeks.

“I’ve never been more grateful.”

Today, Dominique enjoys the freedom and relief of having her own space. With her newfound peace of mind, she can pursue her dream of going to nursing school. Most importantly - Genesis now has a safe place to play and to call home.