Category: Resident Stories

Lauren finally feels safe

Lauren is no stranger to abuse. She grew up with it and met a man who became abusive. The relationship started out great, but once they got married everything went downhill. Night and day Lauren feared for her life, but she didn’t want to just leave her husband. One day she found out she was…

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Chloe Was Isolated and In Real Danger

Chloe was terrified. She hadn’t felt safe in a long time ever since she met her boyfriend. The abuse had been bad, but recently it got so much worse that Chloe feared for her life. She took her son, Isaac, and moved out of their apartment. After several months of living from couch to couch,…

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From Craigslist To Vision House

I became homeless when I left home in Kansas to get away from my abusive dad. I came to Seattle to stay with my step-mom’s friend and then got kicked out. I didn’t understand the rules….she never explained them. Sometimes I would just stay with random people. It was very hectic going from place to…

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Abandoned At Fourteen

By the age of 14, I was addicted to cocaine, marijuana, alcohol and pills. My mom didn’t know what to do with me, so she gave up. She took me to a seedy area of south Seattle, handed me $20, a pack of cigarettes and a bottle of beer and drove away. I was immediately…

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