Callie

Stories from Janes who have called the hotline in Texas. Names and identifying details have been changed. 

Callie was just a week pregnant when she called into the hotline asking for help.

Both of her parents had died of drug overdoses and she was living with her grandparents—both abusive and controlling. Her grandparents monitored her period, threatening that if she ever became pregnant she would be kicked out of the home—and worse.

Callie called us whispering from her closet—she only had five minutes to talk before her grandfather would come take the phone.

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