Has your friend considered legal aid???
I don't think there are any "specific" words to say. You should just be there for her and help her in any way you can, i.e. listening to her; checking on her to make sure she is alright daily, etc.
Right you are Londres. She loves dogs. Pit bulls. I went online & found a picture of three of the most absolutely Adorable baby puppy's. I sent the puppy picture to her & said, these guys are for you today.
She already emled back,.saying she Loved them & it was like a gift.
Thank you both for your help. Pamela
Yes, just be available to listen without trying to solve her problems. I know that is hard and we want to 'fix' things for our friends. But it is better to just stay in a support role. If you feel she is slipping into depression, a suggestion to talk to her doctor and treat it is appropriate between friends.
Wishing her all the best and you too. It's hard to see our friends go through a difficult time. peace