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Review for The Refuge Network, Cambridge, MN, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

From the first day that problems started with my my partner I started to think about parting with him, but I had many fears because we have three children togehter. He would tell me ugly things and then ask for my forgiveness and would tell me to forgive myself. I spent eight years of him being bad toward me. We would have a good day and then another bad day, and I realsized that would never change.

Despite my fears in the end I left the house. It was very difficult but thanks to God and the Refuge I got out. I felt safe at the Refuge and got help for my depression. Now I think I know a lot of the programs in this area that can help me.

Tomorrow I go home with my Children (I have an OFP in place) I am happy to go home and do not feel as afraid to be alone. I believe that anything is possible. Thank God for everyone here at the Refuge because they have supported us a lot, we have all supported eachother.

Now I realize that he never loved me, because if you love someone you do not harm them. In court I tried to protect him so he would not get into trouble, but then he started telling lies and the same drama as always and I was reminded that he will never change. I knew in court he was putting on an act. He was telling evil lies about me. He always wants to put me down whenever he pleases and that is no longer going to happen I think I am better off alone than in bad company.

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

Help with thinking more positive, court support, knowing I am capable of doing what I need to for myself and my children.

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

Have an advocate that speaks spanish and more support groups.

Role:  Client Served & Lived at the Refuge Network Shelter .