New York Times Neediest Cases Story: A Woman’s Struggles Unleash Memories of Trauma

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The New York Times Neediest Cases Fund recently featured this Children’s Aid story about helping Brendaly Mozco work through many years of surpressed trauma and getting her family back on the right track to emotional and financial stability:

"When she was 15, a partner in her stepfather’s illicit business picked her up at school, drove her to an abandoned lot and raped her, she said.

Scared and ashamed, she told no one.

When her marriage collapsed, Ms. Moczo said, an overwhelming depression descended on her. “I would cry, and I didn’t want to in front of the children, but sometimes you can’t help it,” she said. “I would just want to sit on the sofa. I didn’t want to move; I just wanted silence.”  

“The Children’s Aid Society are the ones who held me; they picked me up when I was on the ground,” Ms. Moczo said. “I feel much, much better. I have my ups and downs, but they always put me back on track.”  

Click here to read the complete article and to learn more about the Neediest Cases Fund.