NEW YORK (FOX 5 NEWS) - Stormie traveled thousands of miles on a Greyhound bus with her two children. She had no job, no housing. But the trip was well worth it because she was escaping an abusive husband. (She asked Fox 5 to not use her real name.)
She and her children wound up in a shelter in New York and ultimately with Sanctuary for Families, an organization that helps survivors of domestic violence.
Judge Judy Harris Kluger, a former New York Supreme Court judge, is the executive director. She says Sanctuary for Families provides women with legal help, shelter, job training, counseling, and more.
Sanctuary for Families has been around for more than 30 years. It has locations in all five boroughs and assists about 17,000 people a year.
Stormie says the organization changed her life. She says it helped with her children, gave her job readiness clothes, interview skills, and job training. She learned computer and other skills that ultimately enabled her to start her own company, which helps other victims of domestic violence. Stormie now volunteers with Sanctuary for Families, an organization for which she is eternally grateful.