Testimonials

Here you will find testimonials of victims of domestic violence and their families.

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TCRC changed my life. I have never met a group of people like you that are so loving and passionate about helping me. I was the type of person that always thought something like this would never happen to me…I would never be the person that put up with abuse from anyone. But I thought that my husband was the love of my life, and time after time I took him back. Even worse, I blamed myself. It was my fault that he hit me, I forgot to put the dishes away, or I cooked that meal the wrong way, or I didn’t look happy enough when we were out with friends. I made up a bunch of things in my mind to make excuses for him. It wasn’t until I found your organization that I found the strength to leave him. Your staff taught me that what happened to me wasn’t my fault. You made me feel safe, loved, and important. TCRC saved my life. If it wasn’t for you, I don’t know where I would be today.”

Jennifer T.

“My husband and I were married for over 30 years. To my friends and family, we had the perfect life. We had three beautiful children, we were always on family vacations, and we had everything we could have ever wanted. Life was great for the first 18 years, until my husband’s father died. He was a military man, so feelings weren’t something he was big on. He completely withdrew from us, and that’s when  he started drinking. My daughter’s 15th birthday was the first time that he hit me. Two weeks later it happened again, and then it kept happening. I knew he felt a lot of pain, and so I stayed with him. For over twelve years I stayed with him.  A couple of months later, a friend of mine invited me to an event that one of her friends was putting on, a 5K. I didn’t want to go, but little did I know this 5K would change my life forever. It was TCRC’s first annual 5K. I got to talking with one of the volunteers, and halfway through the conversation they asked me if I was okay. I got defensive. I didn’t even realize that I had been crying.  I think they knew that I was being abused, but they didn’t even mention it. They gave me a hug and told me that everything was going to be okay. That day changed my life. I stayed in contact with that volunteer through email and Facebook. A few months later, when my husband went on a day fishing trip with one of his friends, I took my kids and I left him. I called TCRC and that same day they had us in a safe place with clean clothes and food for my kids and me. Our journey to recovery  has been a tough one, and it took a lot for me to forgive myself. TCRC saved our lives, and we owe them a lifetime of gratitude. We were broken, and they’ve helped us put back the pieces. We will never forget you! Thank you!!!”

The Garcia Family

“I am a survivor. I’m not sure I would be able to say this without Triumph Crisis Recovery Center. They helped me in so many ways, it’s hard to even explain. I was married to a man who was very successful, who you would never think was an abuser. We were married for 11 years, in the beginning everything was great but slowly but surely things started changing. I won’t go too in depth with what and how he was abusive, but the last few months were the worst. I had to get out of there. I was in fear of my life. I called Triumph one day while I was out of the house. They were able to meet me, take me to a safe location, and that’s when we were able to file a police report. After he was arrested, Triumph housed me, assisted me with food to eat, counseled me, and helped me find the right legal support I needed. Never once were they too busy to help me. They always treated me as if I was their only priority. Triumph Crisis Recovery Center has forever changed my life.”

Maria R.

I never wanted to contact an organization like Triumph Crisis Recovery Center. I thought they would treat me “differently” if I ever contacted them. I didn’t want to be labeled as the “victim”. Finally, a friend of mine that I had told my situation too convinced me that I needed help. I was not in a loving relationship, it was hell. On top of me being in danger, I had a young daughter that was involved in the situation too. I couldn’t stay or else I was just as wrong as he was. I was able to take my daughter and separate from my husband without too much trouble. He let me go, but was taking me to court over custody of our daughter. Just the thought of losing custody of my daughter broke my heart. I couldn’t take the risk. When I called Triumph, I needed legal help and legal advice. They were able to find me someone that could represent me who truly cared about my case and situation. All throughout the process, Triumph was right there to support me. With their help, I was able to win the custody battle. I have FULL custody and my ex can only have supervised visitation. It’s pretty amazing how asking for help can make a huge difference. Without Triumph, I believe I would’ve lost the custody battle and would’ve been shattered. I’m glad I can now raise my daughter in a abuse-free environment and be the best example to her as I can. Since we have been on our own, I had to look for new jobs. Triumph also helped me with that. They worked with me on my resume and helped email it out to anyone they knew that was hiring. It’s been a crazy few months but I thank God every day for putting Triumph Crisis Recovery Center in mine and my daughter’s life.”

Sarah G.

Dear Triumph:

Thank you so much for your guidance and help.  I came to this country illegally to find a better life for myself.  I thought the man I fell in love with was going to be with me forever.  Unfortunately, he used my illegal status as a way to dominate me.  Since I was afraid of being sent back to the communist country I came from, I accepted his verbal and physical abuse.  I believed my husband when he told me that he would have me deported if I didn’t obey his rules.  I was abused for several years and was in constant fear.  I was so grateful when I overheard a neighbor talking about a local organization that would help people with no citizenship status.  After a couple of days, I drew up the courage to ask for their phone number.  I was afraid to call but it was the best thing I could do.  Triumph told me about all the rights I had as an abused woman.  You helped me leave my husband, stop the abuse and give me legal status that protects women like me.  My husband’s lies kept me bound to him because I was in fear of my life.  Thank you for giving me the courage to survive.  Now, my life’s goal is to keep women informed of their rights.  Thank you Triumph, you have been a blessing in my life.”

Clara M.