As you know, the goal of Vision for Israel is to help as many individuals and families as we can. Whenever a child of God is in distress or needs support, we do all that we can to provide them with what they need.
Yulia* came to us through her Hebrew teacher. This teacher is a family friend of the Segals, and she approached them out of familiarity with VFI's activities.
The teacher had noticed that Yulia seemed distressed, and noted that she had been coming to class with puffy eyes and heavy makeup. The teacher asked Yulia about her safety and security at home. Yulia barely had to say anything. The pain and difficulty of her story were written on her face.
Yulia has no family in Israel except her two young children. Both children have special needs and require additional care. She speaks only Russian, but she is studying Hebrew to be able to communicate better. Though she has a husband, she and her children suffered violence from him and now have a restraining order to keep themselves safe. Unfortunately, this restraining order only lasts for three months.
In a letter to her teacher, she details the horrors that her husband inflicted upon her and the children. Not only did he physically assault and beat them all, but he also stole the disability support money that the children receive every month. They have experienced mental abuse from him as well, including instances of humiliation and entrapment. He keeps the children from getting an education and does not allow Yulia to have friends or make a living.
The abuse against Yulia herself has been occurring for a long time, but until now she was too afraid to speak out.
Her goal is to divorce her husband, but Yulia is completely broken and does not know how to proceed from here.
Vision for Israel immediately gave Yulia a magnetic gift card and food baskets, toiletries, and several other items for the home. We are now preparing more items for her that she needs, more food baskets and gift cards to buy food, toys for the children, home equipment including furniture, electrical appliances, clothing, bedding, blankets, and more. All of these will be transferred to her in the coming days.
It is thanks to our generous donors that we get to help people like Yulia escape from horrific situations. With God and you, our dear partners, by our side, we are able to enact His vision of love, kindness, and peace here on earth. Please consider giving what you can to this life-changing—and sometimes life-saving—cause.
*Name has been changed to preserve privacy