“In 1992, I came legally to the United States and later married a U.S. citizen who abused me. I ended up in a homeless shelter to escape. At FIAC, they were very understanding about domestic violence cases and didn’t treat me like a client. They treated me like a special person.
I wish I had a picture of when my life was the worst because you can see how much change FIAC has given me. I am a completely different person. Without FIAC, I think I’d be dead. My dream really came true with FIAC."
FIAC helped Momoko, a victim of domestic violence, obtain legal residency in May 2003. She became a successful artist and FIAC Board Member.