Mindy found the courage to change her life. She finally moved out of her boyfriend’s home. He wasn’t physically abusive, but he was verbally and emotionally abusive to both her and her six-year-old son. Mindy contacted Tampa Jewish Family Services for help. We immediately connected her with a domestic violence shelter. They assisted her with securing a restraining order and temporary shelter. TJFS assisted with a down payment on a new apartment, food and mental health counseling. Today, Mindy, and sometimes her son, visit our offices for regular counseling. She is adjusting to a new life, new friends and healthy relationships. This is Mindy’s personal Story of Strength.