Survivor Stories

Dawn’s Story

57 year old Dawn was recently widowed and a retired teacher, with 2 sons and dealing with chronic health issues. She has her own apartment and her youngest adult son

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Survivor Story: Mia

Mia had been separated from her children for a year who were previously living at Orangewood Children’s Home, due to the extreme violence occurring in the home from their father.

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Survivor Story: Cindy

When Cindy married her husband at age 19, she would have never imagined what the next 50 years with her husband would be like. Her husband would call her names,

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Survivor Story: Ellie

Thirty-six year old Ellie endured a traumatic three-year relationship with the father of her youngest child. Ellie experienced brutal physical and verbal abuse along with the destruction of her property

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Survivor Story: Kim

Dear Human Options,My name is Kim and I had great support from Human Option in 2006 due to domestic violence. I was really in need during that time. I remember

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Survivor Story: Miranda

Thinking that dating after abuse was impossible, Miranda found love and hope once more. After five years of breaking free from her abusive partner, Miranda thought she and her children

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