What is your most memorable story serving members of dv/sa? What was memorable about it? Rewarding, challenging, inspiring?
Over several years DVS worked with an elderly survivor who was repeatedly abused by her husband. We provided shelter and support many times. As is the case with so many survivors, she returned again and again to the abuser. However, each time she participated in shelter and programs she made progress. Her self-esteem and independence grew. Eventually we were able to assist her obtaining her own housing. She faced this extreme abuse for 60 years, but she overcame the obstacles and secured her future. We smile whenever we think of her.
What are the biggest barriers you feel like your organization encounters? How do you address these barriers?