Stories of Survival

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Stories of Survival

It takes courage, strength, and readiness to ask for help. Learn a little from a few of ours clients and their stories of survival. 

Survivor Story
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The Story of Tucker

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.

Survivor Story
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Thank You, WEAVE

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.

Survivor Story
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Victim to Survivor to Certified Advocate!

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.

Survivor Story
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Break the Cycle

WEAVE gave me resources, but most importantly WEAVE gave me the confidence and the knowledge. I had a chance to break the cycle.

Survivor Story
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To My Friends at WEAVE

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.

Survivor Story
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Living Proof

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.