NICOLEPhoenix House, Catholic Charities Diocese of Des Moines, Council Bluffs
An abusive and nearly deadly relationship sent Nicole to Phoenix House, a United Way funded domestic violence shelter operated by Catholic Charities Diocese of Des Moines in Council Bluffs. The shelter gave her the support and guidance she needed to become independent and confident in she and her daughter's future. Today, she's graduated from college and wants to become an undercover police officer. And it's thanks to the generosity of community supporters that Nicole and so many others are able to leave their abusers and find safety, confidence, and happiness.