‘I am learning still to love myself’: Transitional housing program for domestic violence survivors graduates inaugural participants
SAN ANTONIO – A transitional housing program that opened two years ago is seeing its first graduates. The My Mariposa program started in 2019 to help women who were victims of human trafficking, sexual assault and domestic violence. Francis reached a point where she needed to get out, and she needed help. The My Mariposa program houses up to 20 women. She hopes to run her own program someday to help walk women out of their trauma and into better lives.
Florida waitress helps rescue abused boy after noticing his parents didn’t order him food, police say
‘Do you need help?’ Orlando restaurant manager uses secret sign to help rescue abused boy, police sayORLANDO, Fla. – An 11-year-old boy in Florida is now safe thanks to a waitress in Orlando. “I asked them if something was wrong with the order because the food for the boy was missing,” Carvalho told police. Carvalho said the man at the table said the boy would be eating at home that night and that everything was fine. An OPD officer who joined Carvalho in the interview video said police interviewed the parents and the child at the restaurant. WKMG in Orlando reported that the boy told police he didn’t get to eat on a regular basis as a form of punishment.
Family hopes mother’s death encourages victims of domestic violence to seek help
Converse – A Converse family is hoping their mother’s death encourages other victims of domestic violence to speak up. Latoucha Green was a Sergeant First Class Army Combat Medic and was known for her strong personality. Sadly, the next day, after suffering from bruises, a brain bleed and having to be placed on a ventilator to breathe, Latoucha Green passed away. She said she hopes her mother’s story encourages other victims of domestic violence to get out and speak up. “If you are being hurt by someone at home, let someone know,” Dezymber Green said.