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Amanda's Story - Posted August 26, 2015
When Amanda’s controlling, violent and alcoholic husband threatened her daughter, she knew it was time to leave. She had had enough and although she didn’t know where she would go, she loaded her three kids into the car and pulled out of the driveway. How had this happened to her? She had been so excited to have her husband return from military deployment, but once he got home, she knew saw that her life was irreversibly changed. Fearing for her safety and that of her family and with no resources of her own, she contacted the YWCA Women’s Shelter for help. Click here to view Amanda's story
Hailey's Story - Posted August 19, 2015Fifteen year old Hailey was an active tennis player, runner, biker and swimmer, when she received the devastating news that she had a disease that would quickly confine her to a wheelchair for the rest of her life. That disease was Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis. She was terrified that she would never be able to do the things she loved most. But Hailey refused to give up. With a sense of determination that the disease would not control her, she put aside her doubts and fears and began the fight of her life. Click here to view Hailey's story
Ernest's Story - Posted August 12, 2015
Ernest was 50 years old, just paroled from prison – for the 3rd time and he was desperate - again. How could he turn his life around when he had nothing? He regretted the mistakes that he had made along the way and was ready to change but the uphill battle seemed overwhelming. Even little things, like the fee for a copy of his birth certificate, felt insurmountable. Fortunately for Ernest things started to turn around when he started working with Cottages of Hope. Click here to view Ernest's story
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