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Giving Back to Survivors of DV (Domestic Violence)

In 2020, I embarked on a transformative journey by self-publishing My Self-Healing Journal. This project was deeply personal, rooted in my lifelong love for journaling and its power to express our thoughts and emotions in a linear form. Little did I know this journal would become a beacon of hope for those in need, thanks to its profound connection with Freedom House, a sanctuary for survivors of domestic violence.

From my earliest years, I found solace in the pages of a journal and cherished the art of correspondence with pen pals. Through these practices, I understood the incredible importance of articulating our thoughts and feelings clearly and in an organized way. As a professional, I incorporate this technique into my work with clients, witnessing firsthand the transformative impact it could have on their healing process.

Sixteen years ago, I had the privilege of joining the dedicated team at Freedom House. This domestic violence shelter provides a haven for singles and families, including those with disabilities. This invaluable center, integral to Barrier Free Living, offers survivors comprehensive services, from refuge and advocacy to counseling and housing support. Working here was more than just a job; it was an opportunity to serve a community that held a special place in my heart.

I forged enduring bonds at Freedom House with peers who later became cherished friends. These connections, born from a shared dedication to the cause, further fueled my passion for social work. Here, I rediscovered my true calling, and the experience propelled me to pursue a more expansive career in the field of social work.

You might be curious about the profound connection between My Self-Healing Journal and Freedom House. The link is both simple and powerful: proceeds from each sale of the journal go directly to Freedom House. That means every dollar donated bypasses administrative or other overhead expenses and goes directly to Freedom House clients. With each journal purchased, you're empowering your healing journey and providing vital support to survivors in their quest for safety, healing, and independence.

The intersection of My Self-Healing Journal and Freedom House is a testament to the incredible impact a singular idea, born from personal experience and a passion for helping others, can have on a community in need. As you embark on your journey of self-healing, know that you're also extending a lifeline to those who need it most. Together, we're creating resilience, hope, and transformation, one page at a time.

Mohammed Ali once said, “Service to others is the price you pay for your room here on earth”.



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