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DV Graduates Celebrate Their New Beginnings

Graduation 2018

Friends and supporters of Amanecer Community Counseling Service came together on June 21, 2018 to help 42 women celebrate their journey from victim to survivor. The graduation ceremony honored their achievements accomplished through their work over the last year in the domestic violence program at Amanecer.


Warmth and optimism were evident with family members in attendance, each proud of their personal graduate. Each woman had a unique store in growth and courage as they rebuilt their lives one-step at a time. Some left abusive situations while other struggled to stay away from their abusers.


One graduate, Mayra, spoke to the group about how she lost her children due to her abusive relationship and how she struggled to bring them back home from Mexico where the father was hiding them and not allowing her any communications with them.


With the help of the Mexican embassy, she finally regained custody of her daughters after a yearlong battle with the father. After she reunited with them, she was motivated to change all of their lives. With therapy at Amanecer, she created a new stability for her family and feels stronger than ever.


Now working full time and participating in ESL classes, Mayra knows the future will be better. She credits her therapy at Amanecer for giving her the tools needed to overcome her fears and insecurities and describes her new life as peaceful, happy and hopeful.


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