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Help survivors like Maria break free from a lifetime of abuse and find strength to rebuild their lives.
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Dear Supporter,

For Maria, an Empowerhouse client, abuse was a normal part of her life.
 
Maria’s step father sexually abused her from the time she was 13 years old.
 
At 15, she became a victim of human trafficking. She managed to escape and came to the United States.
 
Years later, Maria found herself in an exploitive and abusive marriage which resulted in the devastating loss of her unborn child. 
 
The cycle of violence came full circle when Maria walked in on her husband sexually assaulting her teenage daughter. You can read the full background to Maria's story by
clicking here for Part 1.
With a referral to Empowerhouse, Maria’s life took a turn for the better.
Maria began her journey to recovery and healing with the helping hand of the police, her neighbor, Empowerhouse, and available supports from within the community.

Within one year's time, Maria's life has been transformed.

For the first time in her life, she no longer has fear, but has hope for the future.

Her children are safe and will grow up without threats of violence in the home.

Maria shared with us recently:
"I feel blessed to have Empowerhouse and that each of you are guardian angels for women like me who have difficult life situations. I want to write a letter to express all of my gratitude and to let everyone who has supported me know that I am optimistic, that I feel hopeful, and that I have faith in myself because I now live a dignified life.”
Read more of Maria's story here.
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