“I was born into a family with many problems – drugs, alcohol, and abuse,” Lisa began. She spent her early life in a tumultuous home with an inconsistent father an abusive mother.
“There is always somebody there to help you with whatever you’re going through. Whether it’s mentally, financially, or physically, they are there. I learned that you’re not alone.” Listen as Camillia tells her story of hope.
Michael experienced emotional, physical, and sexual violence at the hands of his ex-wife for over 3 years. It would take 15 years to understand what happened to him.
Aubrey’s abusive ex-husband took their child and then manipulated law enforcement and criminal justice systems into believing that she was the perpetrator of violence in their relationship.
At Women’s Center & Shelter, we celebrate women every day. In recognition of International Women’s Day, WC&S talked to DV survivors about women that inspire hope in them.
‘Domestic abuse.’ Think about those words. Now, close your eyes for a moment. Picture the first image that came to mind. Did you see a fist? Or perhaps a bruised face? Maybe an inebriated, pot-bellied man in a dirty sleeveless shirt grabbing the arm of his wife as she struggles to escape his grasp? I […]