From an early age, Maria De Los Angeles Ibarra, suffered mental and physical abuse starting at a young age and throughout her life until her adulthood. Her life of abuse continued throughout her marriage until her child bearing years. Her children gave her the courage to escape the abuse she was encountering to protect them from a life of violence. She sought asylum from Casa De Misericordia when a neighbor recommended their assistance to her. There she was able to begin the process of healing through education, counseling, and assistance to be able to leave her perpetrators with services that can assist her and her family.