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SafeHouse Center SPEAKS OUT
Giving a voice to our survivors and advocates.

Tuesday, October 29th, 2019

By Susan Young, survivor

Why did she wait so long to come forward with her story of domestic violence or sexual assault? Why didn’t she say something sooner? No survivor, advocate, or mental health professional has ever asked such questions. Why? Because we know why. We understand the complex reasons that influence how and when survivors can speak of their traumas. The intricate web of physical, practical, and psychological factors all have one element in common. Survival.

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Tuesday, October 22nd, 2019

By Barbara Niess-May, SafeHouse Center Executive Director

Poverty is a primary driver in the continuation of an assailant having power and control over a survivor of domestic violence. Studies and practice show that if survivors of domestic violence have resources to safely leave a relationship, and land in safe, affordable housing with a means to care for themselves and their children they are more likely to escape further abuse.

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