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Jose often witnessed his mother being abused by his stepfather. “My mom would always tell me to not get involved, that it was her problem. As a child, you don’t want to see your mom going through that. Domestic violence is not something you want your child around at all,” Jose said. When his mother left the relationship, he entered URI’s shelter with her. Help us share his story at #DVfree and visit http:/nyc.org to learn how you can support our campaign to stand up for a world free of domestic violence.

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