By Theodora Yu and Panchalay Chalermkraivuth, The Sacramento Bee, September 9, 2019
Three to four years ago, Lalita went furtively to the leasing office of her home in Sacramento and, in tears, asked if she could borrow the phone to dial the National Domestic Violence hotline.
Hearing her recount her plight, the staff member told her to move her belongings to the office as she waited for help to come.
All the shelters she called were full. But they directed her to My Sister’s House.