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Community Health


Rescue Without Words

A former NEWS client noticed another woman being verbally abused by her partner. The former client had a hairbrush in her bag, a NEWS give-away item with its phone number. When she saw a safe opportunity she discreetly gave the women the hairbrush and told her "These people can help you."

A few weeks later the police responded to a call where the woman was so upset she couldn’t speak. She held up the hairbrush to say "Please call them!" By that evening she had found a safe place for herself and her children at the NEWS emergency shelter.