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Tracy’s Story: The Courage to Live


Tracy was in an abusive marriage for years, and came close to death before entering our program. One day, Tracy’s husband doused her with gasoline and set her on fire in front of their four children. She was severely burned, hospitalized, and upon release, homeless.

She searched for the nearest police station for help. An officer took her to Family Rescue’s Court Advocacy Program where our court advocates secured a police escort for Tracy to pick up her belongings and move with her children to our shelter.

Family Rescue’s court advocates accompanied Tracy to all court proceedings where Tracy courageously testified against her husband. He was charged with several felony counts, including attempted murder. Tracy and her children continue to receive counseling and support and they are beginning to heal.