Mom, survivor, giver
I was married to my husband for 12 years. For most of that 12 years he was extremely verbally/mentally/emotionally abusive to both me and my daughter. If he got angry enough he would turn it to physical violence. For a long time I didn't think I could get help from anyone because it wasn't always physical. I finally got the courage to speak up to a sheriff that came to the house for an unrelated incident. He notified CPS that there may be a domestic violence situation, and a caseworker came to the house a few days later. I was so happy. I finally regained my Independence and got myself and my daughter away from the toxicity of my marriage. After leaving, I still battled the verbal abuse daily until I filed for divorce and a protective order. Today I still struggle with the PTSD and anxiety from the abuse, but I still try to be as strong as I can be for my daughter. Domestic violence is a terrible thing, and now that I have survived it, I feel it's my time to give back an advocate for other victims as much as I can.
This is such an easy way for me to give I don't have to worry about if I can afford to donate or not because it comes out of my check before I even get it. The convenience of it is what encouraged me to sign up through CFC.
By helping other victims like myself overcome domestic violence.