When Gina contacted MetroWest Legal Services, she felt like had exhausted every option, and was close to giving up hope. Gina, a mother of two young children, was facing eviction from a home with no hot water or heat.

MWLS Housing Attorney Dan Daley learned that Gina’s case was complicated by the domestic, emotional and financial abuse of her former partner. After finally escaping the situation, Gina and her children, one with a compromised immune system, found themselves on the verge of homelessness during a pandemic.

The complexities of applying for housing as a victim of domestic violence proved to be a substantial barrier for Gina. He acted quickly to file the appropriate forms related Gina's history of domestic violence, and her request for housing was recognized as high priority. Her situation was resolved in days,
and Gina looks forward to moving her family to a safe new home this month.

Attorney Daley’s experience and dedication were the key to finding a new home for this family. Access to legal aid made it possible for them to open the door towards a brighter future.