Stories of Survival
Did you know that more than half of school-age children staying in domestic violence shelters—like WEAVE’s Safehouse—show clinical levels of anxiety or posttraumatic stress disorder?
Without treatment, these children are at risk for suicide, school drop-out, and repeating the cycle of violence.
Hi. I just wanted to say thank you to WEAVE. A while back I lived in an abusive relationship. As an 18 year old, I didn’t know what to do or where to go or who to turn to. I was beaten physically, emotionally, mentally, and sexually.
I was a victim of domestic violence for almost 20 years. I finally left for good the third time. I am back in school to be a teacher and went through my local 70 hour training to be certified as an advocate.
WEAVE gave me resources, but most importantly WEAVE gave me the confidence and the knowledge. I had a chance to break the cycle.
I came alone and I’m leaving with a handful of friends. I’m gonna miss everyone of you and I wish you the best to all.
Once I got into the Safehouse I began to feel safe. I never knew that there were people and agencies designed to help victims rebuild their lives. The Safehouse provided me with a safe place to rest and gather my thoughts.