Stories of Survival


The Story of Tucker

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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

Living proof

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I am a 30 year old mother of 4 handsome boys. I was in a physically and emotionally abusive relationship for 1.5 years. Once I made up my mind to leave that situation I felt empowered and confused. I didn’t know where to go or how to get things on the right track. I made some calls and was then referred to contact the WEAVE support and information line.

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Break the cycle

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I was married for 6 years and had 2 small children. I was married to my high school sweetheart. After the birth of our 2nd son, he began to become MORE controlling than ever.

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Victim to Survivor to Certified Advocate!

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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.

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Thank you, WEAVE

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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 always thought it was my fault because he always blamed me no matter how much I tried to please him.

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To my friends at WEAVE

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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. Be strong and don’t let anybody tell you less. Learn from me that everything is possible just with a little hard work. I’m sad but at the same time happy because I know I made it.

Survivor Story

Olivia, 18

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This can happen to anybody. I always thought that being assaulted was a result of certain behavior, but it is not. It is NOT about what you do, it is about what the perpetrator does. And once that person has made up their mind, all you can do is try and stay safe.


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