First Hope Families let me be angry, they let me see I was the victim, they provided a safe environment that I could acknowledge the fury inside me, I could voice my insecurities. They let me build myself again and remember the girl I was 10 years ago.

When you are isolated by your community, your own family are miles away, its easy to lose hope, to take back your spouse and all the abuse just so you don’t feel alone. Having First Hope Families was my strength, my family, my friends, and my new community.

My journey is beginning and I know I will be ok, my future will be far happier than my past and I need to thank Samantha and First Hope Families for being part of my journey.