Momoko came legally to the United States and later married a US citizen who abused her. She ended up in a homeless shelter to escape. At [AI Justice], they were very understanding about domestic-violence cases and didn’t treat me like a client. They treated me like a special person.
I wish I had a picture of when my life was the worst because you can see how much change [AI Justice] has given me. I am completely different person. Without [AI Justice], I think I’d be dead. My dream really came true with [AI Justice].” Momoko is now a U.S. lawful permanent resident. She has become a successful artist and was an AI Justice Board Member before moving to California.