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Young boy in domestic violence shelter writes letter to Santa asking for 'very, very, very good dad'

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Posted at 7:08 PM, Dec 18, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-18 19:08:15-05

FORT WORTH, Texas (WTXL) — A mother in a Texas domestic violence shelter found her 7-year-old son's heartbreaking letter to Santa Claus, asking for a very good dad, among other things.

The boy, identified only as Blake, is currently living with his mom at Safe Haven of Tarrant County, an emergency shelter for domestic violence victims in the Fort Worth area.

According to Safe Haven, his mom found the letter to Santa in his backpack a few weeks ago, where he wrote about being scared of his father.

In addition to asking Santa for books, a dictionary, a compass and a watch, Blake requested a "very, very, very good dad."

For more information or to make a donation, visit Safe Haven of Tarrant County's website.

If you are a victim of domestic violence in Florida, you can call the statewide crisis hotline at 800-500-1119.