Abuse

S.T.U.C.K.

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By Mandy Hall, Board of Directors

Sometimes we get into those seasons in life when we feel stuck. There seems to be nowhere to turn, no support and least of all, no chance at making a huge, dramatic life change. Recently, I was speaking with a past Hope House resident that was in this exact situation before she came to us. She really felt like the only option was to keep living in the abused life that seemed to be her fate and her normal, day in and day out.

I was actually reaching out to ask for her help with a project for the upcoming Phoenix Gala. I was hoping to get her to participate and the response I received was, “I will do anything to help promote Living Hope Centers. If it wasn’t for you all, I would be homeless with my 3 children.” This past resident gave me more than what I had hoped for, she reaffirmed absolutely everything we are about.

I want to encourage you today that if you feel like you are in a situation that you have no control over, please reach out. If you or your family is experiencing abuse, please understand that you have a way out. There is hope for your situation and we would love to help you find that hope. You do not have to stay stuck. You deserve an enriched life of love and grace just as much as anyone else.

#youmatter

Mending the Soul

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A young woman came into the center for a pregnancy test.  While going over the medical history form, she began to cry when asked about past abuse.  She opened up, for the first time since the incident, about a rape that happened a few years ago.  She stated that she received medical help at the time and reported it to the police, but that she has not talked about it since.  No one has ever asked her about it.  Her tears surprised even her. I am not sure she fully understood the impact that the rape had on her.  

If you have experienced any kind of abuse at any time in your life, we have an amazing Ladies Only class that has proven successful in helping victims heal. If you are reading this and thinking about something that happened to you and wondering if THAT really “counts” as abuse...then this class is for you.  If you are reading this and thinking about something that happened to you and wondering if you could ever really heal…then this class is for you.

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We have a few openings left...register for the class by clicking here… Workbooks cost $25, but if this will cause you to not get the healing you need, please let us know and we will find a sponsor to cover the cost for you.

“I am not what happened to me. I am what I choose to become.” - Carl Jung