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Survivor Stories


"From every wound, there is a scar, and every scar tells a story. A story that says, I survived." - FR. Craig Scott

Thank you for choosing to share your story with us. It is our sincere hope that this forum serves as a source of healing both for you and other survivors.

READ SURVIVOR Stories here

Please note that this forum is intended to empower survivors of domestic violence. Any content including harmful language or personal information will be removed for safety. Your personal information will not become public in any way.  If you would like to submit your story but want it to remain between us, that is okay too! We are here to support you in your journey!

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To enter a written submission please choose from the prompts below and follow the directions. If you choose to allow us, we would like to use your submission (anonymously) on our Instagram page, @hhsurvivorstories.


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