Case study: Heather’s story
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“My husband had demons. Everything stemmed from him, from his early childhood. He couldn’t change.”
“I don’t know where I would have ended up if it wasn’t for Dumbarton and DistrictWomen’s Aid.
“When you first make that move, you feel quite vulnerable and kind of lost almost.
“I phoned one day, came down the next day to see the workers and the place and moved in the next day.
“The staff are second to none.They go above and beyond on a daily basis.”
That was in May 2015 and Heather stayed at the refuge until early 2016.
Now she has settled in her own home and is eternally grateful for the support she received when at her lowest.
She added:“Every child in here or involved in the outreach service received a big Christmas bag full of toys.
“All of the women got one too as the staff were keen to make sure we weren’t forgotten about.
“My dad was in tears when he saw the stuff and at how highly everyone thought of us.”
To contact Dumbarton District Women’s Aid, call 01389 751 036.