She is a mother of 4. When she migrated to the United States from Mexico, she had no formal work experience or skills, spoke only the indigenous language Mixteco, and had an abusive partner.
How can a woman like Eufemia seek safety from an abusive relationship and still provide for her family?
As we work towards the eradication of domestic and intimate partner violence through community outreach and advocacy, we help people like Eufemia. By providing access to information and services and making individualized plans to meet client needs, VIP is empowering women to create a stable and productive life free from violence.
Eufemia now runs her own business selling fruits and vegetables. After receiving a full scholarship to the International Center of New York, she is now learning her third language. She lives happily with her children and hopes to become a nurse.