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are likely by women who were assaulted by a spouse, ex-spouse, boyfriend or ex-boyfriend (FY11).
Allison* cringed at her reflection in the mirror as she gently dabbed concealer over the bruises circling her eye.
Sheila arrived at the Women Against Abuse Emergency Shelter after waking up in a hospital emergency room.
Former emergency shelter resident Dana*, intelligent and bright-spirited, worked hard for her credentials.
Sara* was a victim of domestic violence who transformed into a strong and capable mother with support from Women Against Abuse.
“We were just a couple trying to make a relationship work,” reflected Laticia.
Justine got to know Eric in college, while working part time at a Virginia-based home improvement store. They began casually dating in 1999, eventually marrying in May of 2006. Looking back, her sister, Lauren, can see the red flags.
Up until three years ago, Kathleen's* life was defined by her husband's moods, needs and whims.
Sarah joined Women Against Abuse in September 2010 through a partnership program with the German peace and volunteer organization ARSP.
Alyssa* had been living with her parents and was restricted to a wheelchair due to under-developed limbs.
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