Intern Spotlight

Safe Harbor Voice  |  November 23, 2020
Intern Spotlight

"I feel like I could write a million reasons why domestic violence is something that I am passionate about. Domestic violence is sadly woven into the fabric of our society and does not discriminate. I knew I wanted to intern at Safe Harbor a few years ago after my best friend almost lost her life to domestic violence. Safe Harbor does so much to be a part of a solution for domestic violence, and I want to be a part of that solution. Safe Harbor truly embodies a healing atmosphere and interning here has reignited a passion in me to keep hoping for change. I do what I do because I believe that ripples of hope can create waves of change.

I do not think that any words I could write would adequately describe the impact domestic violence has made on my life and the lives of people that I care about the most. I am a kinship caregiver to two of my nephews that have been touched by the silenced hand of domestic violence. Its impact is real and the scars on its victims run deep. I know what it is like to be abused and what it is like to see someone I love to be abused. I am beyond grateful for Safe Harbor not just because of the free services for victims, but also for the programs dedicated to reaching the community through education. Domestic violence has permeated our culture, and we need community outreach like Safe Harbor provides to raise awareness on such a prominent social issue."

-Jade Grant, Safe Harbor Intern

I am a survivor of domestic violence.


“I didn’t know that I was being abused...

I am a survivor of domestic violence.


“I didn’t know that I was being abused because my definition of abuse looked different. My husband pushed me, but most of my suffering was verbal and psychological. I left my husband to protect our young daughter. Almost immediately I felt the weight of his oppression begin to lift. I could see a difference in my daughter as well. Then he broke into my home and assaulted me in-front of her.

I sought help and was led to Safe Harbor. My daughter and I are in counseling now. I am sorting out the mess that abuse has caused. I am finding my voice and seeking opportunities to grow and better my life as well as my daughter's. She will gauge her self-worth from my own self-worth. I must show her that she deserves the best, by expecting the best for myself.

Many years I suffered in silence. By telling my story and being honest with friends and family, I am taking control of my life again.”

- Beth

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