A message to survivors

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Since 1982, we’ve held to one simple belief: that every person – regardless of race, religion, immigration status, gender, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, or experience – deserves to live in a safe environment, free from oppression, and with the opportunity to thrive.

We’ve opened our doors day after day to survivors who have the incredible amounts of courage and strength needed to persevere. We’ve cried with you and celebrated with you. We’ve felt your pain and your joy.

We know that we will continue to face obstacles and opposing views in the coming years. Many people will try their hardest to normalize the violence and abuse you’ve experienced.

We also know this:

  • Violence, abuse, and oppression are never okay, and it is never your fault.
  • You are not alone. We are here for you, and we will always believe you.
  • You deserve safety, joy, peace, and every good thing this life has to offer you. No one can take that away.

You deserve support to heal and have the life you want. We are privileged and committed to stand beside you today and every day as your advocate, your confidante and your champion.

We also want to tell you that we are more committed than ever to prevent and end domestic violence. We will never give up. And we will never let violence win.

Always forward,

Your LifeWire Family