Sistercare Stories

It's Not Your Fault

Brian's Story

As one of Sistercare’s children’s counselors at an emergency shelter, I began working with a very worried and traumatized seven-year-old Brian after he was a witness to his mother’s boyfriend pushing, hitting and strangling her...

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A Survivor’s Thank You Letter

Jasmine's Story

I can’t repay you, but I can thank you! I’m taking this time to tell you how great you are; you have done so much for me...

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Is It Group Time?

As a Sistercare children's counselor, I love coming into the shelter and hearing young voices excitedly asking me, "Is it group time? Is it group time?"...

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Day in the Life of a Sistercare Court Advocate

Joni's Story

“You were a lifeline for me.  I was so scared, and the criminal justice system was completely overwhelming.”

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Sistercare Survivor Story

Theresa's Story

“Do you work for Sistercare?” Theresa* whispered to the woman behind the desk. It had been a long journey...

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Sistercare Survivor Story

Mariana's Story

When Mariana first met Tyrell, there was a special connection. After dating for some time, Tyrell moved in with Mariana and her teenaged son...

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A Day in the Life of a Sistercare Hospital Accompaniment Counselor

Mary's Story

There’s no such thing as an average day at the office for Mary. Every workday begins with new stories and new survivors to serve...

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Gaining Freedom from Violence

Heather's Story

Heather became involved with Sistercare when she petitioned the Court for an Order of Protection. Heather and her three children had lived in fear for years due to her abusive boyfriend, who is...

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Starting a New Life in Emergency Shelter

Maria's Story

When Maria was safely escorted to Sistercare’s emergency shelter by a police officer, she was scared. With her five-year old daughter in tow, all she had for the two of them was a small bag hastily packed...

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