Shepherd’s Door has been a refugee for me and my child. When I was referred to Shepherd’s Door I had hit rock bottom in my life. I felt like there was no reason to live anymore. I thought I would never get out of this abusive relationship after 13 years and 2 children. I received several services from Shepherd’s Door while in the program. Counseling that truly help me find myself again and understand why I even allowed someone to abuse me. The relationship education classes were awesome! I learn how to set boundaries in relationships, how to communicate effectively, signs of an abuser and what a good relationship is. How I am supposed to be treated from my partner. The financial empowerment sessions were dynamic I open my first bank account! I never had a bank account before. The class thought me so much about how to manage my finances and become financially independent. They supplied me with legal advocacy and emergency shelter for a day. I am now a survivor of domestic violence for 1 year and beginning to see myself as a better person. The case managers help me get into a transitional housing program and continue to stay in touch with me to see how I am doing. I love the people involved with Shepherd’s Door they are genuine. Thank you for all you do to help victims of domestic violence gain their independence, self-esteem, and to love themselves.
Truly an Overcomer
Shepherd’s Door for me has been a family. When I came into the program I was battered, and broken. I thought I could never amount to anything. When I came to Shepherd’s Door after leaving a 7-year relationship that was “pure hell” for my kids and me. The volunteers, executive director, case manager and counselors all put their arms around me and showed me nothing but love and support. After attending the Relationship Education Sessions that totally open my eyes to Healthy Relationships it changed my life. I learn a lot and learned a lot. The counseling and the support groups were extremely empowering. I learn so much most of all I learn who I was and my capabilities. I am now a survivor of domestic violence for 2 years moving forward never to look back. Thank you Shepherd’s Door for all you have done for me and my kids this is from my heart.
Jane Doe #1
Thank you Shepherd’s Door:
The world is better because of you!!! I came to Shepherd Door when I was at my lowest. I had suppressed so much anger for what a pastor at the church where I was attending did in the privacy in his church office decades ago. A pain that hurt far too much for me to deal with at the time that the abuse had taken place. I kept it all hidden down deep within until I got sick of myself pretending and acting like everything was alright while knowing deeply that everything wasn’t and that I needed to really get some real Help to deal with my responsibility in the whole matter. I began to do research to find a safe place for My Soul to bring authentic and permanent Closure to a very sensitive part of my past that I needed to make peace with. From the moment that I step foot on the property and entered the doors at Shepherds Door, I realized that this was the place where I could let downs my guards and proceed in the healing process of moving forward in the release of me coming out with wonderful wings to fly. Thank you very much for making me take better care of Loving me more.
God bless you much Ms. Linda and keep on doing marvelous work for those who are considered left behind.
Victory Over All Darkness, non-violence, world-peace.