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Survivor Story

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Survivor story imageHigh school should be the time of your life but for me it was the opposite.  My freshman year I got into my first serious relationship with a guy who was 2 years older than me.  Dating an older guy made me feel popular and liked by the older students at my school but little did I know that dating someone older would also come with new experiences that I wasn’t ready for.  I should have known that our relationship wasn’t what I wanted when he pressured me into losing my virginity.  I told him I was not ready but he persuaded me into it; I cried all night that night.

Unfortunately, our relationship continued to go downhill from there.  He started to become very controlling, telling me who I could/couldn’t talk to or hang out with.  At the time I did not realize that this was an unhealthy relationship.  As the years went by his behavior got worse.  He started to get emotionally, mentally, and physically abusive.  It took 6 years for me to realize that his behavior was not normal and that something needed to change.  He put his hands on me one last time before I decided to leave.  I would be lying if I said it was easy to leave.  He was my first love, the one I lost my virginity to, but in the end he was the one who was slowly killing me.

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Jun 22


WCA Mission Tour

Join us for a 35 minute virtual tour to learn about our mission of safety, healing and freedom through the stories of clients and the impact of our services. The WCA Mission Tour aims to inspire and educate about the complexities and realities of domestic abuse and sexual assault, both here in the Treasure Valley […]

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Oct 01


SueB 5k and Family Friendly Scavenger Hunt October 1, 2023

Join us for the 14th annual SueB 5k The 14th annual SueB 5k will be on October 1, 2023 and we hope you can join us! We invite you to join us to raise awareness about domestic abuse, while memorializing the life of an individual who has brought so many people together. The SueB 5k […]

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