Imagine living daily with the physical harm and threats of fatal domestic violence.
Imagine having children - who witness the abuse - being frightened into silence and living in fear.
Imagine having family or friends you can stay with, but the potential for putting them at risk is too great.
Imagine there not being a place like The Julian Center Shelter to turn to. And, then, imagine the despair of choosing between being homeless or suffering the daily punishment of abuse.
Is it hard to imagine? We hope so. But, for many of those who come into our Shelter, this is their reality. These are their choices.