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A New Beginning - Bridge Housing - WTLC: Ending the Cycle of Violence and Exploitation
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A New Beginning – Bridge Housing

Elizabeth and her 7-month-old son entered WTLC’s Housing Program in March, after running away from the abuse at home. Upon entering the shelter, Elizabeth appeared both nervous and sad, not knowing what the future held. She immediately established a bond with her Housing Advocate and gradually integrated herself into the program by taking an active role in our educational group programs and clinical advocacy services.


Elizabeth envisioned a life free from hostility, a future career, and an opportunity to become self-sufficient. Elizabeth left her home after continuous mental and physical torture caused by her partner. Elizabeth gained strength and spoke up that one fateful night when she decided to leave and never look back. 


Elizabeth was determined to move forward and with the ongoing support of her Housing Advocate, Elizabeth was able to successfully transition to a long-term program where she will continue to work on her recovery path. Elizabeth is now at a place where she feels proud of herself for having the courage to leave the abuse.  It is stories like Elizabeth’s that make WTLC continue our mission of ending the cycle of violence and exploitation.


Domestic Violence and Human Trafficking can happen to anyone – no one is immune. If you or someone you know is experiencing violence, call WTLC’s Helpline at 1-877-531-5522 for support 24/7. Remember, you are not alone. There is help out there.