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Happy Holidays from The Family Place

by Emily Roberts | Dec 24, 2014

Happy Holidays from The Family Place

Dear Friend of The Family Place,

Hands down, this had to be the hardest thing I have ever done. I never pictured my life like this. I was terrified of becoming just another statistic, of being judged, and of being alone. All of these things kept me shackled to my grief.  Eventually I began to accept that this was going to be my reality for the rest of my life.
 
The events that led me to The Family Place served as a breaking point. Now it was happening in front of my kids. I had to run. I WAS TERRIFIED! Where would I go? How would I survive? I knew I couldn’t stay for round two. But a shelter??? With my kids???
 
Once I realized there were so many opportunities to better myself, I realized this was the place for me. I began to appreciate the little things in life again. I appreciated having a place I could rest my head in peace again. I appreciated that my babies were away from the drama.  If I could effectively find peace in a DV shelter, what awaited me outside of the gates?
 
I’m happy to say I now have my own place. I am gainfully employed, I’m back in school, and The Family Place helped me start my own small business. I still have hard days, but they are no longer cloaked in darkness. I am living and working towards my dreams. My babies are healthy and happy. We are blessed. I found my light. I found my strength, I found myself. For that, words cannot express how grateful I am. Coming to The Family Place was the hardest thing I have done. But the reward for my sacrifice was far greater than I ever imagined.
 
Sincerely yours,
Tracy

Thank you for helping us make a difference in Tracy's life.
Thank you for helping these victims become survivors.

Wishing you and your family a wonderful and safe
holiday season from The Family Place!

Happy Holidays from The Family Place

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