Anna’s Story

Nine years ago, when our community’s old “Lethality Assessment Protocol” was in place (the predecessor to APRAIS), Anna called 911 when her husband physically assaulted her.

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The Story of “Jamie”

(Name changed to protect the confidentiality of her identity)Jamie’s husband was physically abusive to her – including incidents of strangulation – for many years.

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Sarah’s Story

Sarah has struggled with addiction for a long time, and as a result, found herself reliant on an abusive partner, Oscar, to avoid her and her 2 children becoming homeless.

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Susie’s Story

Susie, a woman in her 20s with no children, called 911 when her boyfriend attacked her.This was not the first time he had assaulted her, including at least one time where he strangled her to the point that she lost

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Jacob’s Story

“Jacob” is a young man who was referred to Emerge by the Pima County Attorney’s Office’s Victim Service advocates. Jacob was physically assaulted by his long-time girlfriend.

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Sabrina’s Story

After having endured 7 years of an abusive relationship, Sabrina (real name changed to protect confidentiality) decided that she had to leave now or she might never get out.

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Theresa’s Story

Up to that point, 13-year-old Theresa had only crafted a meal out of a combination of items from the dollar menu or a box of mac and cheese.

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Kathy’s Story

Woman deep in thought

Kathy was living in fear. After calling the Emerge hotline, she came into shelter and was relieved to have a safe and confidential place to stay.

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Maritza’s Story

When she arrived home, Maritza found her wife in front of a bonfire in the backyard. Enraged, Lisa asked why she was late coming home.

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Sara’s Story

Sara has always been a leader. She just didn’t always realize it.Sara had experiences with her husband that would be unfathomable to many.

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