Abbie felt trapped by her abuser.
She had faced years of manipulation and emotional abuse from her partner – which then turned into violent attacks.
To come to terms with the trauma she was suffering, Abbie turned to Oasis Community Housing’s Empower Domestic Abuse Support team for help.
Anxious at first, Abbie began working one-on-one with our team. She soon joined in with group support sessions alongside other women who had suffered similar abuse.
Abbie, with support from Empower, has turned her life around: “I am now a happy, confident, independent person who knows it wasn’t my fault.”
Abbie continues to join in with the Empower team’s monthly socials and knows that support is only a phone call away.
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(name and image changed for anonymity)