“When I first went to Hope’s Door, I was destitute, alone, depressed and without a job, money, family or friends. One would wonder how I’d gotten myself in this situation in the first place, but let’s chalk it up to a series of unfortunate events and a bad case of domestic violence. At Hope’s Door, I found hope. I had support and someone to help me navigate the legal and social policy quagmire.
However, what was truly life changing was the compassion showed to me by some of the most wonderful people I have ever met. They pushed me to think, to stand on my own two feet, to seek help, and to learn to help myself. I remember those lessons and use them in my work as an RN, as a friend, as a mentor, as a daughter and as a significant other. Today I am smiling as I write this, on my couch, in my scrubs, in my own apartment. Five years ago, as I sat in my counselor’s office crying my heart out, I could never have imagined that today I would be who I am – where I am. If I had three entities to thank for today, for my life, Hope’s Door would be one of them.”