Denton Record Chronicle: Grant helps abuse victims

January 27, 2015

Mandy has four young children and for the past three years, she’s been going it alone.  The young mother, whose last name is being withheld because she was a victim of domestic violence, said she is grateful for the help she got from Denton County Friends of the Family in building a new life for herself and her children. But it hasn’t been easy being the sole provider.  When she needed money to retain a lawyer, she took out a $3,500 title loan against her seven-year-old pickup. She knew she had money coming soon to repay the loan, but in December she had nowhere else to turn. She repaid the loan within two weeks, but it still cost her $400 in interest and fees.  Read more here.