Letter to the Editor

Domestic violence survivor

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

*October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. CAASA (Centers Against Abuse and Sexual Assault) will be publishing four survivor stories during the month. This is the second story. This survivor would like to remain nameless.

In recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, I would like to share my story. I never thought of myself as a weak person until I met him. He did nothing but bring me down and hurt me. I had never felt so low and worthless and I had no idea how to rise above it. The day when he kicked me and our two children out of his house I had nowhere to turn, or so I thought.

The ladies at CAASA were there for me and my children. They helped bring my self-worth back up and helped me realize my potential. I am worth something. I am a strong and independent woman and mother. I'm not saying it's easy to be alone, but I felt more alone in that marriage than I do now being single. I may be young, but I've been through more than anyone ever deserves to. I am so grateful for CAASA and the amazing work they do. They are truly a blessing to this community. They saved me from the person he was making me become. I AM A SURVIOR.

Submitted by CAASA