Tina* was being abused by her husband for years. She trained her mind to find ways to avoid making him upset in the hope that it would protect her and her kids, but it didn’t. She began to rely on drinking to cope. She was arrested for operating a vehicle while intoxicated and was referred to Highfields’ Families Together Building Solutions program, designed to keep families together.

“It was a huge sign telling me that I wasn’t okay,” said Tina.