Photograph of football player Brandon Marshall with his mother Barbara standing next to each other with their hands on a silver football helmet

Support Moms & Families with Barbara & Brandon Marshall

Barbara Marshall, mom of Denver Broncos linebacker and Super Bowl champion Brandon Marshall, knows how devastating domestic violence can be.

When Brandon was 10 years old, his father was arrested for domestic violence. He and his older brother, Marcus, lived with Barbara in a shelter for 26 days. She worked two jobs to support them. It was a difficult time, and Barbara says she couldn’t have persevered without the love and support of her family, particularly her father and her brothers. “Family is important to me. That’s what helped me and my boys get through,” she says.

Brandon, Barbara and Marcus Marshall

Brandon, Barbara and Marcus Marshall

However, Barbara knows that not everyone has that kind of support. “There’s a stigma,” Barbara says of domestic violence. “So many of us feel ashamed. I just want to tell people, don’t give up. It might seem dark, but you can get through it. There’s hope.”

Brandon Marshall

She and Brandon recognize organizations like The Hotline that serve victims and survivors, many of whom are mothers, every day. “It gives women a voice and a chance to seek help when they feel they have nowhere else to turn,” says Barbara. “It can save lives!”

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4 replies
  1. Linda says:

    [Admin note: Comment edited for safety per our Community Guidelines]

    My boyfriend physically, emotionally, and financially abused me. He had full controle over all finances, including my $90,000.00 from alimony buyout settlement lst year. I finally left him but when I tried to get my money he said it was gone. Now I am broke and need getting my money he stole from me. Please help me before im homeless.

    • HotlineAdmin_BR says:

      Hi Linda,

      We’re so sorry to hear that your boyfriend treated you that way. This sounds like such a difficult and stressful situation, and we’d be happy to help in any way we can. Please give us a call any time at 1-800-799-7233 or chat here on our website between 7 a.m. and 2 a.m. Central.

    • HotlineAdmin_BR says:

      Hi Ylunda,

      Thanks for your comment. Every relationship is different, but we’ve found that abuse escalates gradually over the course of a relationship. We’re here for you if you need to talk. Call any time at 1-800-799-7233 or chat here on our website between 7 a.m. and 2 a.m. Central.

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