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May 8, 2012

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May 8, 2012

I am a gay male who without PADV would still be in a violent relationship. PADV crossed barriers to help me retain my life an dignity. I get emotional when I. Think of all they helped me get threw. Ms. Laura Barton an staff has done a awesome Job and I pray that this organization is around for years to come.

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How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

May 8, 2012

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May 8, 2012

Do you know what it feels like to have the man you love nearly choke you to death while your children watch? I do. During our four years together, I experienced all kinds of abuse at the hands of my husband, the kind of abuse that doesn't just break your bones: It breaks your spirit. Beaten and broken - and literally broke (I had $87 to my name) - I ended up in a PADV shelter with my two small children and one suitcase. It changed my life. For the first time in four years, when I went to sleep at night I felt safe because I knew no one was going to pull me out of bed at 2 a.m. and beat me senseless because I had not finished the laundry or the bathroom wasn't cleaned. For the first time in years, I felt like someone cared about me. I felt like I mattered. I lived with my children in the PADV shelter for seven weeks. From the support groups to the legal aid to the friendships I built while there, PADV helped me put the pieces of my life back together again. It wasn't just that they gave us sheets and towels and food - they gave women like me a chance to find ourselves again, to find our strength. Today, I co-own a successful business and am raising two "tween-agers" who are happy, healthy straight A students. I would not be where I am now withouth the support I received from PADV.

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By providing me with shelter and food, support group sessions and legal resources, PADV gave me the foundation I needed to get back on my feet again.

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Like every nonprofit, PADV always needs additional resources so that this organization can continue to make a difference in the lives of women and children.

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How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

How did you find this group?

I called a workplace hotline and was connected to PADV victim crisis line.

What, if any, change in your life has this group encouraged?

PADV turns "victims into victors." That's my motto. This organization helped me stop being a victim and helped me on the road to being truly victorious.

March 31, 2011

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March 31, 2011

PADV is an organization that truly operates to help! When I arrived to Georgia in 2006 I contacted the organization ahead of time to let them know that I would need assistance in getting on my feet. They responded immediately to my needs. Once I obtained a living quarters they assisted with helping me get furniture for my child and I. Food, cookware, clothing, and toys because this was near Christmas.

To me the most effective thing this organzation did for me was the offer the weekly DV Support groups. There was never anything I needed in a timely manner that PADV did not give me. Even if it meant helping pay rent for me for a month or two because I was behind on bills.

Because of the support from this organization I am now in balanced more than ever before. I have learned potential signs of a violent partner through the groups. I have learned that I can make it and that help is out there when needed. Lastly, I have learned that now I can give back. With the support of PADV I was able to get back in school and obtain my biggest goal in Georgia which was my B.A. Degree within four years. They helped my transition be as smooth as possible and now I attribute my success to their labor.

Thank you PADV!

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Continue to add great staff and programs like they already have in place.

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