When Stacey’s abusive husband began threatening her with violence, she fled with her two children and the family’s two dogs to a local domestic violence shelter. Stacey could not bear the thought of leaving behind Minnie and Angel, their two Chihuahuas, but felt hopeless when she learned the shelter was unable to house them. Luckily her shelter advocate was aware of RedRover’s Safe Escape program, and she immediately applied for help for Stacey and her family.
A Safe Escape grant was approved within a couple of hours of Stacey’s escape. The grant secured one month of boarding for Stacey’s two dogs at a confidential location and gave her and the children some peace of mind knowing their whole family would be safe.
Stacey’s advocate later wrote to RedRover: “Thank you so very much for being so fast with your Safe Escape grant approval. I can’t begin to tell you how much your support meant to the family. It took such a huge amount of worry away and now they can focus on their recovery.”