Dating violence among teens and young adults is more common than most people think. Scarily, 1 in 3 teens in the U.S. will experience physical, sexual, emotional or verbal abuse by someone they are in a relationship with before they become adults.[i] These are high school students and college students – our daughters, sisters and […]
Some Relationships Are Not As They Appear That’s because domestic abuse is often hidden… Commonly accepted symbols of love, such as candy hearts, take on an entirely new meaning when you listen to the words in the poem below and see the text on the hearts. “I will track where you are. I’ll decide whom […]
Margaret never thought it would happen to her. She had a good job, a nice home, wonderful children and supportive friends and family. But Margaret had something else, a secret. As she looked outside at the holiday lights strung in her neighbor’s yard, it seemed so peaceful. Inside is where her secret reigned. No one, […]
Roxanne first experienced abuse at a point in her life when everything is meant to be safe and you are supposed to be protected –her childhood. She horrifically endured childhood sexual abuse, leading into her teen years where she experienced teen dating violence. Before Roxanne had even reached adulthood, she had suffered multiple rapes. This […]
Patty did not pick up on the red flags that began to arise as the relationship grew. Her partner began to cut off her communications with family and friends. Patty thought this behavior proved that he must really love her because he wanted to spend all of his time with her.
Last month you learned about some of Women’s Center & Shelter’s support groups (At The Table, Life Skills and Career Development). This month we want to share with you some of our other support groups that we offer to shelter clients of WC&S. Continue reading to learn more! RECOVERY GROUP – WC&S’ Recovery Group facilitators […]