The physical abuse that Leo, his mother and his siblings suffered daily at the hands of his father forced Leo to run away from home on several occasions, only returning to check on his siblings. Leo also acted out and was eventually placed in juvenile detention. When he arrived at SAFE’s Children’s Shelter, Leo found a sense of stability and received the support and help he needed to register for community college classes and secure a part-time job. He now has his own car, is getting better grades and feels much more prepared to enter adulthood confidently.