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From Victim to Victor: a Story of LIFE Recovery

Jul 9, 2020 12:11:45 PM

“In a weird way, I felt protected on the streets. I was outside of time.”

Amber Fries spent much of her life as a young adult running from the sense of guilt she’d carried with her since she was 3 years old. “It was a ‘guilty until proven innocent’ situation with me,” she says, “and I couldn’t prove I was innocent.” Amber had been sexually assaulted by a family member.

It wasn’t her fault.

Dyann escaped domestic violence but had nowhere to go

Apr 4, 2018 12:45:26 PM

Healing from abuse started with finding a safe place to sleep and food to eat. But Dyann found much, much more at the Crisis Shelter.

The Cycle of "Love"

Apr 8, 2015 2:55:00 PM

UGM LIFE Recovery Counselor Yvonne Wilhelm sheds light on relationship addiction - what it is and how it affects the women at UGM.

The Reason Why

Mar 13, 2015 4:58:00 PM

A picture of the why people become addicts or enter into a relationship with someone struggling with addiction.

Addicted to Men

Sep 26, 2014 3:24:00 PM

Amanda, a victim of domestic violence, explains the difficulty of recovering from being addicted to men.

White-Water Rafting as Part of Recovery

Jun 6, 2014 12:34:00 PM

White-water rafting gives women in recovery opportunity to practice trust.