My time at the Shelter kept me from harm. It also gave me the hope I thought I had lost.
It’s still amazing to me that such a simple step as one phone call could so dramatically change a person’s life.
After 50 years of marriage I didn’t want to leave him, but now I know how to keep myself safe in my own home.
It felt great to break the silence. I told my counsellor things about my marriage that I have never told anyone because I felt so ashamed.