The will to leave....

by mzdrea
( Montgomery al)

It's Not Easy as one may think for a woman to leave an abusive relationship. I never understood this until I became an advocate for women caught in the middle of family violence and's easy for everyone to say what they would do "IF" it was them. However, noone knows what they will do until they're actually walking in those shoes.

I have found out from speaking with many women that sometimes it's best Not to give your ill opinion, but definitely be there for support to listen to an individual who is experiencing the abuse. Many times just having someone to talk to is more Help than we realize.

I'm in the process of opening HAGAR'S HOPE a battered women's & children shelter in a rural area that has never ever had a women shelter. My prayers are that every town or city has at least one shelter that a woman can turn to when she needs a safe place of refuge that is free of violence.




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Thank you!
by: Julie Rice

I only wish I would have taken advantage of a shelter and not believed what my abuser told me. Unfortunately, I was led to believe that he was going to change and that if I did leave him I would be left with nothing. I want to know if there is any recourse I may have to sue my ex abuser for personal damages since I was diagnosed with "Battered Womens Stress Syndrome" and have lost income and still suffer from his actions. I am grateful for making it out of the destructive relationship alive and that our son is safe, but I don't think it's right that he is allowed to live without any repercussions for his abusive actions over a 30 year period.

Thank you
by: Brian

Thank you for starting a shelter for IPV victims. Nothing is more important that a safe place to go when trying to transition away from an abusive relationship.

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