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*As told by her counselor. Michelle‘s story is a real-life example of the way in which success looks a lot like hard work, perseverance, team effort, and courage. Michelle first contacted the Women’s Center in 2012. She had been assaulted. Having survived other forms of abuse as a child, she was at a place where … Read More »
*As told by her counselor. Shani has come a long way. When I first met her, she was a very traumatized person, living in constant fear. She had been with her abusive husband for 15 years and he had totally controlled her. She left him 4 times and kept going back because she was so dependent … Read More »
“Umed” One of our Women’s Center survivors used poetry as a way to share her impact story. We would like to share one of her poems with you. She uses the pseudonym “Umed”, which means hope in her native language. RAPE In the name of a marriage A woman is raped every day As a … Read More »
Amanda’s impact story begins when she arrived at the Fort Bend Women’s Center after being sexually assaulted by the Physical Training Officer in her college ROTC unit. The assault happened more than a year before, but she was still dealing with the effects of the assault. In addition to her marital strife, Amanda had to leave her … Read More »
Janice had been a victim of physical, emotional, psychological and economic abuse for quite a while. She came to the Women’s Center for help after her abuse reached a level so severe, that a blow to the back of her head caused her to lose consciousness. Her progress was slow. Her counselor performed a Traumatic … Read More »