I never fully understood domestic violence or why people would stay with an abusive partner - until it happened to me. At the time, I didn't go to an organization to get help. I also didn't tell anyone, even though I was living with an abusive man for several years. It wasn't until I met this amazing and kind man, that I finally realized it needed to end. He helped me get out of that situation and showed me that not every man is bad. He has been there for me since and has really been a true blessing in my life. I can truly say that he saved me and helped me become a better person. I am so glad he is by my side and I can't thank him enough. Unfortunately, not everyone is as lucky, which is why I am so happy that Domestic Violence Services of South Western PA exists. I truly believe that they can help people. Domestic violence needs to stop and victims need a safe place to turn to. We need to spread awareness. I would appreciate any help in reaching my goal of $500 for a wonderful charity that can change someone's life forever. Thank you for your consideration and support.