By Savannah Tipton
Raising domestic violence awareness can be as unique as each survivor’s story. In a music video, Denise Latray performs an original song that shares her own story of domestic violence. She has reached thousands with her video and her efforts have not gone unnoticed.
Denise uses music to tell her own story as a coping mechanism. In her own words, “I've used a music video to somewhat paint a picture for my viewers.” If she could share one thing with survivors it would be as follows: “to stay encouraged, remain strong and continue to be a voice for the victims experiencing abuse.”
We are stronger when we stand together. Beacon of Hope Crisis Center stands by all survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. Providing assistance to everyone that may be affected by domestic violence and sexual assault is one way we have committed to make a change in our community. Thank you for sharing your story Denise.
Disclaimer: Beacon of Hope Crisis Center assumes no responsibility, liability and no role in the information gathering practices or privacy policies of video content to which this video is linked. Beacon of Hope Crisis Center does not endorse or otherwise guarantee any materials linked to this video or video ad’s associated with this video. Beacon of Hope Crisis Center is not endorsing or promoting this video or any contents within it. We are simply sharing a survivor’s message about their personal story.
By Andrea Jenkins, MSW, LCSW
Beacon of Hope Crisis Center offers in-house counseling services which removes many barriers for our clients including access to services, inability to pay for services, and incapability to self-advocate for needs. Our team can meet the needs of the women, men and families who contact us for services with competency and grace. During this challenging time, many of our clients are ready to receive support from a counselor to resolve presenting problems, experience personal growth, address problematic behaviors, and identify goals with potential solutions.
Counseling is a vital component to healing after being in an abusive relationship. It gives the person an opportunity to tell their emotionally filled story in a safe, non-judgmental place. For most, this is the first time they have been able to tell their story in its entirety including the role they played in the relationship. This courageous act is where internal healing begins. Coming to counseling for some is the first thing that they have done for themselves in years. In therapy, they can see their strength to move through their journey of hurt which allows them to go from victim to survivor.
Beacon of Hope Crisis Center counseling services provide individuals and families an opportunity to visualize and work toward the future they want which for most is simply to be HAPPY AND SAFE.
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This blog is about our domestic and sexual violence crisis center, Beacon of Hope. We hope you find it full of helpful information, motivation, creativity, serious facts and positivity. We hope that it will help you know what is happening in our center, in our community and with our events. We hope you follow our blog in support of our organization and our mission.