Written By: Amy Thomson, Survivor and BTSADV Volunteer Six years ago, after hours of listening to my abuser scream and yell at me in the middle of the night, our neighbors called the police. I have always known that they didn’t do so out of any concern for my safety, but rather because they […]
Break your Silence - Tell us Your Story!
Break the Silence against Domestic Violence was founded upon this very thing! The Founder and Managing Advocate Director Kristen Paruginog no longer wanted to suffer in silence so she found the strength and courage to Break Her Silence with the intention of encouraging others to break theirs as well. There are so many people who are still suffering in silence and we are here to say you don't have to be silent anymore. You will find strength in sharing your story!
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Written by: Erin, Survivor In my younger years, I didn’t have the best judgment when it came to boys and relationships. I started dating my abuser in 1999. I was a senior in high school. That year, he punched me in the face and raped me in front of his brother and cousin. They sat […]
Written by: BTSADV Survivor I feel like I blinked and half a lifetime has passed. I was 13 when I met my children’s father. I am now 28, and it has been three years since I left him. Three years go my ex was arrested and spent time in prison for the third time. […]
Written by: MaryBeth, Survivor I didn’t really fit the typical stereotype people imagine when they think of a victim of domestic abuse. I was a strong-willed, free-spirited, independent young college student when I met my abuser. And it wasn’t until a few months into our marriage that I can remember seeing any signs of abuse. […]
Written by: Lindsey, Survivor I was young and naive. I remember the very first night that I was going to meet him I had called my best friend and stated very plainly: “I’m about to make the worst decision of my life right now.” When I said that, I was completely joking. I had no […]