Hardest Time in My Life

“I think the hardest time in my life was when I was 12 years old.  My Mom was trying to get away from her boyfriend because he hurt her and he was mean to us kids.  Every time we left, he would find us.  We would have to leave in the middle of the night.  I had to change schools a lot and that made it hard.  I remember the day we moved into Prudence Crandall Center.  I felt safe. I had my own room. I could feel the change in my Mom.  She felt safe too.  That was a few years ago and I have learned a lot from being here.  Mostly I learned that no matter what I go through, I won’t let anyone or anything knock me down. I am worthy of love and respect.”

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