DOMESTIC VIOLENCE PROJECT INC
May 31, 2010
After nearly 10 years in an abusive marriage, I left my home (at the advice of my counselor at Renew). I cannot even begin to tell you what it felt like to leave my home. Even more so, what it felt like that first night in the shelter to know that I was safe. I spent 5 months at the shelter due to court procedings and rulings. During this time, I recieved group and individual counseling. The staff became like family to my girls and I. When I first got there, I didn't believe in myself at all. Each of the staff members believed in me. They saw in me what I couldn't find in myself. With the help of counseling and support, I started to find myself and believe in myself. When I was able to leave the shelter, they helped with toiletries as well as food. They also gave me a gift card from furnishing a fresh start to purchase items for my home. I am still in counseling at renew. It has been two years since I left my home. Not a day goes by that I don't feel blessed by all they did for me. I am convinced that without renew and DVPI I would not be where I am today.
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
my daily life. In DVPI, I have found myself and the strength to move forward. I am learning to believe in myself. I am finding my way.
What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...
they give without expecting anything in return.
The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...
some of the most caring people I have ever met. They changed me and my world...so much so that I cried when I left and missed them terribly.
If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...
change the lives of women like me....one person at a time.
How frequently have you been involved with the organization?
About every week
When was your last experience with this nonprofit?
Client Served & I am a client at Renew and the shelter.