Huma's Story

November 9, 2023

Huma immigrated to Illinois from Pakistan in 2003 with her now ex-husband. Huma and her husband lived throughout Chicago and the northern suburbs, raising two daughters, when the abuse from her ex-husband started. For the protection of herself and her children, Huma started to seek help and resources to exit the situation. A co-worker referred Huma to Prairie State Legal Services to seek expertise on the complex domestic abuse situation. Huma walked into the PSLS Waukegan office and was greeted with kindness and resources. The PSLS Waukegan team helped Huma get out of the abusive relationship and start a new future for herself and her children. Today, Huma feels like she has her safety and freedom back and is hopeful for the future she now has for her and her daughters.