LIFT 2021 Annual Report

Category: Client Stories

Meet Alyssa

Alyssa was frightened for the safety of her child. Over the course of pandemic, her husband’s behavior had become increasingly erratic. He had barricaded himself and their 4-year-old son Caleb inside his friend’s home, boarding up windows and claiming it was too dangerous to leave.

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Meet Vince

Vince is a Navy Reservist with young children. Vince had just been called for active duty when he contacted LIFT. While he shared joint custody with his children’s mother, she was unwilling to modify their custody order to ensure that Vince could visit his kids while he was on leave.

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Meet Alana

Alana is the grandmother of 9-year-old Clara whom she has co-parented since birth with her daughter. Please take a moment to watch this moving video, narrated by LIFT attorney Nathalie Gonzalez. It tells of Alana’s love for Clara, her determination to facilitate a relationship between Clara

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Meet Eduardo

When I first met Eduardo, it was the loving way he spoke about his sister, Sonja, that moved me. She had recently passed away from Covid-19 complications and her son, Eduardo’s nephew Victor, was his primary concern. Together with Sonja, he had raised Victor since infancy. Eduardo said, “Victor doesn’t

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