The years of physical, financial and emotional abuse that I had experience had left a strong imprint in me and I felt unable to deal with life’s issues. I felt incapable of making decisions, I had a lot of doubt, and I felt inadequate as a person and as a parent.

I feel truly blessed to have met some amazing people at the Barbra Schlifer Clinic who welcomed me and helped me through one of the toughest times in my life. The Staff at the Clinic showed genuine interest in my wellbeing and provided me with incredible support. The legal team is warm-hearted, professional and has a wealth of expertise.

The staff at the Clinic advocated on my behalf, protected me and gave me a voice.  I learned to stand up for myself and to put my children’s needs first above everything else. I learned that my opinions and my needs are important and that I am a valuable human being and deserve happiness.

I also learned that doing things alone does not make me more independent. And that reaching out for help actually made me stronger and helped increased my self esteem.

I am so happy that a place like the Schlifer Clinic exists. And I will be forever grateful to the Staff at the Clinic.

– MR, former clinic client