After calling, the weight of the world left my shoulders.

After a friend told me about the hotline, I must have stared at my phone for an hour. What would I say? What would they say? I didn't want to be judged any more and it was all I could think of. 

Once I dialed, though, things felt better. The advocate listened, understood and said they were happy that I called. What?! If they were happy, I was ecstatic. Just talking about my abuse felt great, I'd never told anyone the whole story. 

Did you know more than 60 people call the Steps to Domestic Violence hotline for the first time each month?

People like me, who aren't sure what to do, where to go, what comes next. Advocates possess an amazing tool belt, they connect us to resources and programs to help us in our journeys, supporting us the whole way. 

When you support Steps to End Domestic Violence, you're supporting me. Because of you, I'm empowered to talk about my abuse and I'm working to take the steps I need to turn the page on my next chapter. 

Will you donate today and help make a difference in my life?