The hell became so familiar that it was easier to stay rather than leave.
The relationship took an emotional toll to the point where I was getting severe panic attacks. Nobody knew the reason my windshield had shattered was because he had punched it in a fit of rage over what I had worn to school that day. I knew if I stayed, all of those dreams I had when I was a little girl would never be realized. I broke up with him and moved out of the state a week later.I am not bitter or resentful, I forgave him the day I left, but I knew I wanted more out of life.Although I had been stripped of all remnants of self-worth, I found an ounce of esteem that told me I deserved better.Provided direct services to 1,155 women, 26 men, and 203 children for a total of 1,384 individuals.Provided shelter for 161 women, 7 men and 90 children for 6,444 “shelter days” Provided 110 youth/college prevention and education programs for 3,932 people.