Sometimes it’s hard to move forward... We’ve all experienced that moment when it seems like we’re stuck and can’t take that next step. A lot of survivors feel the same way. One of the survivors we work with, C., told us, “I experienced domestic violence for 16 years. I was too afraid to seek help. I was scared.”
If not for a random encounter at a bus stop, C. may have waited even longer to connect with us. That’s all it takes sometimes – a kind word, a supportive shoulder, or a little information. W.O.M.A.N., Inc. offers all those things, and so much more to survivors, their friends, and family members.
C. said, “My healing process is still on-going. There are some days that are good and some that are not so good. I was really scared to talk but being a part of support groups and individual therapy helped me a lot. Participating in Enchando Pa’lante (our program for Latina survivors of domestic violence) is the best thing because I get to talk to other women and do fun art activities.”
We’re so proud of all the healing we’ve supported via support line calls, therapy, support groups and more. In 2015 alone, we supported over 10,000 survivors of domestic violence and their loved ones!
As we come to the close of this year and look at our plans for next year, we are excited to keep supporting those impacted by violence through building stronger, safer communities.
In your year-end giving, please consider donating to W.O.M.A.N., Inc., and support survivors like C. in moving forward.
With much gratitude,