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Sufferers of domestic violence often feel isolated from the world and sometimes feel like they have no escape. This was the case for a woman named “Lillie” who was abused by her husband and is receiving help at a women's shelter in Hanford.

A year and a half after her abuse started, "Lillie" finally recognized that the ongoing mental and physical abuse she was receiving was causing her to become isolated from the world.

“I was continuously being raped,” "Lillie" said. “I had no [way] to contact my family.” 

After 10 years trying to leave, her family found a social worker who helped "Lillie" into a women’s shelter.