Bonus Challenge #4
March 01, 2016
"I can honestly say that without the support from FRIENDS to help me leave, I would still be walking on egg shells and living like a prisoner of war." - Adult Survivor
"FRIENDS made me stronger. FRIENDS allowed me to see the light. Without FRIENDS I would have gone back. FRIENDS helped me learn so much about myself. WITH FRIENDS, I don't feel crazy anymore." - Adult Survivor of Childhood Abuse
"How lucky and fortunate I was to find FRIENDS to help me through the darkest days of my life until I could look in the mirror again." - Adult Sexual Assault Survivor
"FRIENDS inspired me to grow. To see beyond the broken heart and injured soul. I became uniquely me and worthy of all good things in life." -Teen Dating Violence Survivor
"There was a time in my life that reading a book, helping with homework, or simply being silly with my children wasn't an option. In FRIENDS shelter I learned to participate in my childrens' lives. As a family unit we learned to trust, love, and enjoy time together."
"FRIENDS art therapy became my child's safe space for expressing fears, anger, and thoughts about the trauma they had experienced in our home. FRIENDS taught me how to provide a safe, non-threatening environment where my child would grow to feel comfortable communicating with me about their fears and thoughts."
- Mothers of children who had been sexually abused