Domestic Violence Services of Southwestern Pennsylvania Stories

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Calling for Help, Finding a Lifeline

July 25, 2018 | By Domestic Violence Services of Southwestern Pennsylvania | Domestic Violence Services of Southwestern Pennsylvania

After 10 years of marriage, Jennifer knew it was over. She needed to return to Pennsylvania to make a fresh start. Although nothing was more difficult, she left her children in the custody of her estranged husband, as he would be better able to financially provide for them. Jennifer and her children managed the distance as best they could.

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From Flight to Fight

May 23, 2018 | By | Domestic Violence Services of Southwestern Pennsylvania

When he held a gun to her head and threatened to kill her, “Sally” knew she must escape her husband’s abuse.  But with no family locally, there was only one place she and her daughter could go for shelter. 

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Domestic Violence Services of Southwestern Pennsylvania Stories

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Helping Survivors Reach their Destinations

July 14, 2015 | By WCCF | Domestic Violence Services of Southwestern Pennsylvania

Imagine you have just fled an abusive household to begin a new life, leaving behind nearly everything you own.

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