Case study: Heather’s story

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that as abuse you don’t see what’s hap­pen­ing to you as abuse.

“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.

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