"My name is Christina. I am a resident here at Safe Harbor due to domestic violence. I was beaten, and Tyler (Rogers, Safe Harbor's Executive Director) helped me with getting in here. Lost my apartment, most everything that I owned and thank God for Safe Harbor or I'd be out there in the streets. Don't know how I would have survived. I'm starting my life over, thanks to these people, to Jen, my case worker and other staff members. I am in recovery for alcoholism. I am also in recovery for the abuse. I actually run A.A. meetings and I cook. But this place is a safe haven for me right now. I've met so many incredible people. This is my family. It's been a long road, even though I've only been here a month and a half, but I'm safe. When I leave from here, I will plan on coming back and I will volunteer. I will tell the other residents that move in here after I do what this place has done for me; and also, the residents of the Easton area, if you need help, shelter, anything, do not hesitate to come to Safe Harbor. They will help you with everything."
"So, what's your dream? When you get out of her, what do you want to do?"
"I'm actually an assistant wedding coordinator; I went to the Culinary School of Art in North Carolina, that's where I'm from, and I plan on going into the restaurant industry and getting my own place and getting up with my babies in North Carolina, seeing my granddaughter. Just living a happy, full life again, where I don't have to be hurt, and have a healthy relationship. That's my number one goal. I just want to be happy."
These are the stories of the people of Easton, PA