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Survivor Stories

Kathleen’s Story

Kathleen’s Story

Kathleen experienced severe abuse at the hands of her husband -- father of her children -- which culminated in an attack that left her with a severe concussion, brain injury and ongoing facial paralysis. Hear her full story.
Allison’s Story

Allison’s Story

Allison* cringed at her reflection in the mirror as she gently dabbed concealer over the bruises circling her eye. The makeup only hid so much. When she turned and saw her son watching from the hallway, Allison knew it was time to break free from her abusive partner and the father of her son.
Laticia’s Story

Laticia’s Story

“I tried to get out over and over again,” Laticia remembered. With support from Women Against Abuse, she was finally able to seek safety from her abuser.
Renee’s Story

Renee’s Story

Renee Norris Jones experienced 7 years of domestic violence at a time when few resources existed to help victims escape abuse. Hear Renee's story and learn how she escaped.
Dana’s Story

Dana’s Story

Dana, intelligent and bright-spirited, worked hard for her credentials. She immigrated from India to become a dentist in the United States, but soon after, her life began to veer out of control. All it took was one physically and emotionally abusive man -- her husband.

Sheila’s Story

Sheila’s Story

Sheila arrived at the Women Against Abuse Emergency Shelter after waking up in a hospital emergency room. Her partner had beaten her to the point of unconsciousness when she tried to leave their home with their child.

Sara’s Story

Sara’s Story

Sara was a victim of domestic violence who transformed into a strong and capable mother with the support of Women Against Abuse’s comprehensive services.

Alyssa’s Story

Alyssa’s Story

Alyssa had been living with her parents and was restricted to a wheelchair due to under-developed limbs. She was abused by her father and denied access to her four-year old son. She escaped the abusive situation by fleeing to a local shelter.

Lucia’s Story

Lucia’s Story

Lucia came to the WAA emergency shelter pregnant and with five children. She had been with her husband for three years when he became physically and emotionally abusive.