Survivor Stories

Sonja’s Story

Sonja checked into shelter with her three children. She had worked as a CNA (Certified Nursing Assistant) for a few years after her marriage but NEVER had access to her paycheck or to what she presumed was...


Ruth’s Story

Ruth called Friendship Home after a particularly traumatic and violent episode in her home. She wanted to leave but the size of her family was of great concern. She had five children and was worried Friendship Home...


Mallory’s Story

Mallory came to Friendship Home when she was 22. Her husband, Scott, had never allowed her to work or have access to their checking account, or to an ATM card. She said this was similar to what...