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Alexandra’s husband said she wouldn’t make it on her own

Submitted by on October 9, 2014 – No Comment

Alexandra and her daughter Sofia. Photo by John Docter.

Alexandra and her daughter Sofia. Photo by John Docter.

Alexandra moved to the US from the Czech Republic with her husband and daughter Sofia. Her husband dreamed of starting a restaurant but once they got here things started to go bad between them.

“He was so focused on the business that he completely forgot about me and Sofia. It was all about money. He was emotionally – but not physically – abusive.

“After a year, I decided to leave him. When I left I didn’t have a job or even a driver’s license so we moved to The Salvation Army shelter. I quickly got a job in an assisted living center and The Salvation Army helped me save money for my first apartment.

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“Now I can do what I used to do when I lived in Europe. I’m teaching Czech – my own language – and German online with a company that has a contract with the Air Force.

“Even though my ex-husband told me I wouldn’t make it on my own, with The Salvation Army’s help, I can.

“I’ll be forever thankful to The Salvation Army. I had no idea how many resources we’d find here.”

Your gift to help families like Alexandra and Sofia’s will provide them warm, safe shelter, good food, case management, child care and more.

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