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A WINDOW BETWEEN WORLDS
June 14, 2012

AWBW saved my life, and the life of my little boy. I was their client back in 2007 as I moved through their services, art made a huge difference in my life, it empowered me and help build my self-esteem. Eventually I graduated and as I was working towards becoming myself a DV counselor, they sponsored me to take their training workshop and now I am certify to do the Art as a Healing tool. This training has help me to open doors for internships and I intend to use this experience in my resume once I graduate from College God permitting it will be next year 2013. My field is Psychology, but I intend to use the training that AWBW provided for me in my field. AWBW has change the lives of so many women, children and teens in helping them take control of their lives through art. As many victims of domestic violence don't have much control of what is happening in their lives, Art through AWBW offers them a light of hope, satisfaction, returns to them self-esteem, hope and creates in them empowerment to take control of what they are able to control and that is their feelings, emotions and through the healing of art they are able to little by little realize how amazing they are and that their lives can change, their lives can be different and they eventually gain enough strength to leave, overcome domestic violence and obtain enough empowerment to help empower others through the healing of Art and thanks to A WINDOW BETWEEN WORLDS. I am a living proof of how amazing this organization is. As proof that this organization is so amazing, I am now are in a position where I am completely free from Domestic Violence, I am not only a survivor but a warrior and I now in a healthy relationship with an amazing husband and our marriage is build and founded in trust, mutual respect, true love, understanding, encouragement and a completely healthy relationship where my son now 7 has found stability, confidence and safety. My husband supports me and we are now expecting a new baby girl and I have the security and complete confidence that my little girl will not have to ever see or experience a bad scenario between my husband and my self. This organization help me enough to recognize a healthy relationship and be able to rebuild my life and make a complete and true change in my life and in the life of my son.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Obtaining empowerment, self-esteem, a way to freedom in manners I never imagine I could possible obtain after my experience as a victim of DV. I got certify through their program and this has open the doors for my internships as I am going through school and on my way to graduation, I know I will be using what I learn from them with my future clients once I obtain my diploma.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

find more founding to reach all 50 states and even other parts of the world. AWBW brings so much hope, and empowerment and awareness to the epidemic of Domestic Violence that they are a great asset to the cause of Domestic Violence awareness and advocacy.

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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 was introduce to this group back in 2007 as I was completing Domestic Violence classes and as I needed to build self-esteem and confidence my then counselor suggested for me to take art classes and that is how I was introduce to A WINDOW BETWEEN WORLDS.

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

This group encourage me to search deep inside my self and explore negative feelings that created depression, anxiety and fear. This group encourage me to overcome and confront all those fears by expressing my feelings through art. The art created healing, peace and empowerment through the art I created. They also encouraged me to create art peaces that were displayed in some of their art exhibits encouraging me to feel valued, capable and strong enough to take control of my life and learn to live a better life for my self and my son now 7.

MY ROLE:
Client Served & I started by been a client and as I graduated, I have volunteer. I have also introduce this organization to Mental Health Services and as they learn about it many of these organizations where able to obtain training through AWBW and are now using Art as .