So I am living with a friend and his family. The youngest daughter who is 14 is constantly the target of both her dad and oldest brother who is 25 living at home. It is mainly verbal, but about once a month her dad sometimes her brother will slap her in the face with out provocation. Her dad will get drunk come in the house and poor alcohol on her then tell her how is going to hit her.
There has been abuse from the father for years, not just toward the youngest daughter, but my friend, the mom, and the other daughter. The entire family lives In fear of him, especially when he drinks. The oldest brother partakes and has sexual lyrics abused my friend when he was younger.
The family is scare and has little information about what to do. The dad doesn't really pay any bills and Is constantly buying food for only himself when his family does not have food, and doesn't seem to care whether his family eats. He also pressures his family into doing Illegal things with threats and fear.
The mom and dad are illegal immigrants, the mom is taking steps to get her citizenship, the dad does care at all and thinks it is stupid. The two sons (one being my friend) are on the dream act as they were brought here at a very young age. Both agree working on getting their citizenship. The 2 daughters were born here.
I have mentioned several times that the mom needs to get help using the violence against women act, but the entire family besides the oldest son is afraid of what the dad will do if they try. They have all wanted to kick him out before after he beat the mom, but the oldest brother would not let them. Both the dad and brother scheme for ways to sell their dogs which do not belong to either of them, making threats every night that he is going to take them to the local swap meet and sell them. He also tells his daughters he is going to assault them or worse. He only speaks spanish, refuses to learn English but the rest of the family knows English and comes and vents to me. I feel I have some responsibility to talk to the authorities about this, because in the last couple weeks the dads actions and outburst are becoming more violent and threats of violence.
If anyone has any suggestions or information information can pass on it would be helpful. I look up what I can on my phone, but my computer is using the house WiFi and the oldest brother is constantly keeping an eye on what and where people go on the internet.