The road to healing is long for survivors of violence and often filled with shame, fear of retaliation or additional harm, and the possibility of being ignored or dismissed. But when survivors are believed and given opportunities to heal, they can thrive. There’s no better story of that than our Board Member, Shay H.
Shay recently shared her harrowing story of abuse from an intimate partner at our 2023 Courage Awards celebration. Her first interaction with AVP was reaching out as a potential client in need of safety, having experienced severe physical and emotional violence. Shay’s detailed account of the violence she endured took our breath away, but thankfully, her life – and the lives of others – changed course because Shay found AVP.