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Survivor Story: March 2019

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When I first met him, it was like a fairy tale. He was perfect; handsome, sweet and kind. For two years he remained that way; he never even raised his voice to me in anger. We were married on December 28, 1996 and that’s when it all changed. I became a possession; a thing. We had our first child in May 1998 and I thought things would get better and they did, for a while. Then it started again. All the “I’m sorrys” and the “it will never happen again” were all lies.

It happened again and again and again. In 2000, we had our 2nd child and I thought I should stay with him so my kids would have a father. I was wrong. I tried to leave several times throughout our 12 year marriage but he would always lure me back with lies and empty promises. On August 1, 2005 I got the strength to leave when he set fire to my house.

With the help and support of the WCA I finally divorced him. I felt the weight of the world lifted from my shoulders. My children and I were finally safe and it felt amazing! I do not consider myself a victim. I am a survivor and I am strong. I wish you the same feeling.

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Domestic Violence Awareness Month

October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM) – which provides an opportunity to educate and engage our community and help people learn more about domestic abuse and how as individuals and as a community we can work to break the cycle of abuse. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), 1 in 4 […]

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                2021 SueB 5K/10K 2021 marks the 12th annual SueB 5K 10K and continues to honor the memory of Susan “SueB” Newby. As a virtual event so we can support survivors and victims of domestic violence both locally and globally. The event will kick off on October 3, […]

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Virtual Break the Cycle Presentation

October 13, 2021 6:30-7:30 p.m.

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Lunch & Learn with Bre 10.15.21

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Virtual Never Your Fault Presentation

October 20, 2021 12-1 p.m.

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November 4, 2021 12-1 p.m.

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