November 18, 2012
Women come into Freedom House shelter battered and bruised from physical, mental and sexual abuse. They come sometimes with nothing but the clothes on their back. Some bring their children who are so scared that they hide behind their mother not trusting anyone. They come by train, walk ins, brought by friends and brought by police. They don't know who to turn to or who to trust or which way to go. That's where Freedom House comes into the picture. They help them to find their way so they can become a productive part of society. They do not want a hand out but a hand up. Freedom house gives them shelter, food and clothing. But that isn't all. They help them to realize that they can do whatever they set their mind to. They help them to dream and to accomplish those dreams. You see changes in only a few weeks. By this time the kids have been in therapy and the moms have been in therapy, have jobs or going back to school. When they fall Freedom House is there to pick them them up and there is always a shoulder to cry on.
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