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

A young woman called the hotline. The first thing she said is that she had just received a full scholarship to college.

She continued: “I’m living with my stepmother. My father died last year. My mother is in China and does not speak English. I have no other relatives here. My stepmother looks for reasons for me to leave her house and this would be it. I just have a few more months before I graduate from high school.”