There was a point where I didn’t think I could go on. There was even a time when was suicidal.
But I am proud that I have been able to go on and have a voice. I have friends who support me and a case manager who has been at my side through all my struggles.
The staff at YWCA Dayton has been there for me and I am so grateful.
Now, I am working to help others.
I’m in a Facebook group for survivors of domestic violence and as a survivor I am able to be a resource for others.
This April, I created a painting that I had entered into an art show by YWCA Dayton that featured works art created by survivors. I entered to encourage other people and because I now feel like I have a voice as a survivor.
I’m want to take classes to formally become an advocate and I know that I want to work as an advocate for survivors.
- YWCA Dayton Permanent Supportive Housing Resident, Age 33