My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for Second Step, Inc., Newtonville, MA, USA
I found The Second Step in the phone book, when I was desperately trying to extricate myself from my abuser. After many, many phone calls with dead ends, (most agencies could offer only short-term emergency shelter) I found a warm voice on the phone that truly understood my needs. The woman on the phone identified my immediate needs, and have helped through the long term. The Second Step's approach to helping is a holistic, all-encompassing and research-based.
Healing from abuse takes time, and The Second Step honors that. The innovative Community Program took me under their wing and have never let me fall. With their support; I have been able to go back to school, move to a safer area and ensure that my child has her educational needs met. Their IMAGINE mentoring program has provided me with caring mentors, giving me connection to the community that I would have never been able to form on my own. Domestic violence is isolating, but with The Second Step I have connected with other women that have been through similar situations. I don't feel alone.
The Second Step has empowered me in more ways that I can possibly describe here. The sum total of their impact and involvement in my life as a Survivor of domestic abuse has been immeasurable. I proud to be part of such a caring, committed and empowering organization.
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