Dyann escaped domestic violence but had nowhere to go

Posted by Barbara Comito Apr 4, 2018 12:45:26 PM

Dyann was married to a man who abused her for five years. He hit her. He pushed her down stairs. At one point, she ended up in the emergency room with 26 staples in her head. From there, the police took her to a safe house, but after her stay ended, she wasn’t sure what to do.

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Domestic Violence: Why Does She Stay With Him?

Posted by Lynn Yount, Staff Writer Jul 26, 2017 2:30:50 PM

“I didn’t know how to leave.”


Rachael met Josh in a support group meeting. They were both on the right path – it must be destiny, right?

“I had 30 days clean and he had a year. For some reason, I was like, ‘He’s the one. I know it.’ ”

Josh told her he loved her. He would protect her. But Rachael’s mom saw something she didn’t like.

“He’s just like your dad,” she told Rachael.


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Addicted to Men

Posted by Barbara Comito, Marketing Director Sep 26, 2014 3:24:00 PM

Amanda’s struggle to overcome relationship addiction

Editor’s Note: We interviewed Amanda, 23, one year ago when she lived at the UGM Crisis Shelter for Women & Children with her then 3-year-old daughter, Daisy, and again shortly after she started Women’s Recovery at Anna Ogden Hall. Amanda is now in phase 3 of the recovery program and digging deep into the issues that led to her addiction and homelessness. We spoke with her recently about what she’s learning and what life is like in a residential recovery program. Amanda is very articulate, and for the most part, we’re just going to let her speak for herself.

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