Kelsey’s Story, Part 5

Part 5

Kelsey’s Story appeared five weekly installments:
Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5.

“The cycle of abuse will very hopefully not fall to my children & our children are the future.”

I look back on those days when my children & I were newly freed, I have such a love & gratitude for that time. Those feelings of aloneness, uncertainty, confusion, & hopelessness were turned into confidence, hope, & positivity & I am so grateful for Empowerhouse making it their mission to help victims & survivors alike in so many ways.

I fear when my abuser is released from prison he will come after me, come after my children, use the legal system to continue to attempt to control me & the kids both or try to gain access to them. That is the level of self-importance & delusion these abusers have. It’s an isolating feeling. But with groups like Empowerhouse, at least we can know aren’t alone in our journeys to our own freedom.

With your donations, you are the reason us victims & survivors alike feel hope again. With your support you give us & our children a new & optimistic chance at life.

Because of Empowerhouse’ support, education, & resources, it gave me the ability to learn & grow myself. I now educate my children on red flags, abuse, power & control, setting & keeping healthy boundaries, & more. I like to think of myself as being a cycle breaker. The cycle of abuse will very hopefully not fall to my children & our children are the future. The abuse ended with me in my family & I owe a big portion of that to Empowerhouse. A time that so very easily could have been the hardest part of my life turned into one of the best because of Empowerhouse’ support, encouragement, & resources.

Their love, kindness, caring, their resources & groups, & events are life changing. We are so blessed to have been able to experience the work they provide.

If you, or someone you know, is experiencing domestic violence, please call Empowerhouse’s free, confidential 24-hour Hotline at (540) 373-9373.

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This ends Part 5 of Kelsey’s Story.
Kelsey’s Story appeared in five weekly installments:
Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5.

If you, or someone you know, is experiencing domestic violence, please call Empowerhouse’s free, confidential 24-hour Hotline at (540) 373-9373.

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