Abbie Tuller
by Rahinur Akther
Mar 07, 2013 | 14851 views | 0 0 comments | 151 151 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Abbie Tuller has always wanted to work supporting victims of domestic violence.

Her motivation and dedication in helping family violence victims drove her to join the North Brooklyn Coalition Against Family Violence. She feels the coalition is a great place to reach and serve victims.

“As we know, family violence is such an important issue,” said Tuller. “It includes a variety of different survivors, including lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender.”

After graduating from John Jay College of Criminal Justice for Forensic Mental Health Counseling, Tuller worked in four different domestic violence centers throughout the city until she joined the North Brooklyn Coalition in 2011.

The coalition was founded in 1998 and then merged with six other community-based organizations.

Tuller helps victims with legal and social services, finding emergency shelter and employment, and child custody. She, along with her team, make sure that all victims who seek help are taken care of.

“Women face most family violence, and we want to help them recover from the emotional and physical trauma that they have been through,” said Tuller.

The coalition holds an annual domestic violence march and vigil each October to call attention to the issue.

“Family violence can be physical, emotional and financial,” she said. “Last year, we served 200 new victims.”

Tuller’s future plan is to continue to support family violence victims and make the coalition unique by providing awareness in the community.

“We hold victims’ hands through the process,” she said. “Everyone has different situation and needs a different process of help.”

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