Bridget, a 27-year-old immigrant from Poland sought legal help after her husband attacked her so brutally that she had to go to the hospital. After we helped Bridget stabilize her situation with an Order of Protection, our immigration attorneys represented her in her VAWA application, and helped her secure employment authorization documents. Bridget also worked closely with one of our Client Support Coordinators, who helped connected her counseling and job training programs. When Bridget graduated from a job training program last year, our Client Support Coordinator was in the crowd to cheer her on as she walked across the stage and to provide support as she found full-time employment as a chef.

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