“I was panicked. I had relied on my husband for so much, but just like that, he turned on me. I felt like I was endlessly falling in a deep hole.”
Before Grace arrived at
Calvary Women’s Services
, she and her husband had just moved to DC. Her husband had gotten a new job. It was supposed to be a step up, but things changed quickly. Her husband began drinking again and became abusive.
Grace tried to support him, but one night in a violent fit of rage he threw her out. She didn’t know what to do. Battered, bruised, and with nowhere else to go, she was forced to stay at an emergency shelter.