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Survivors' Truths

Vera House is honored to present the following powerful personal truths of courageous survivors.


Renee's truth . . .

My story began almost 30 years ago during an overnight at my best friends’ camp on one of the Finger Lakes in Central New York. [more...]


Charlotte's truth . . .

My name is Charlotte Reid and I am a survivor of domestic and sexual violence. My story is about what it means to have a safe place to stay. [more...]


Project EMERGE Advisory Group Members. . .

Good afternoon everyone, My name is Cindy and I am speaking to you on behalf of Joan, Georgia, Jaylenne and myself. [more...]


Dan's truth . . .

I am here today to talk about the sexual abuse of little boys, through my own story. [more...]


David's truth . . .

Hi. My name is David. I am an adult male survivor of sexual abuse perpetrated by my parents. [more...]


Jaime's truth . . .

I remember the summer before the abuse began - running through the fields of golden rod and phlox behind our house. [more...]


Jennifer's truth . . .

My name is Jennifer. When I was asked to speak here today, I wasn’t sure that I could muster up the courage to do it, but here I stand before you, ready to break the silence. [more...]


Aminata's truth . . .

My name is Aminata and my country of origin is Liberia. An African woman is raised to honor and obey your husband at all times. [more...]


Janice's truth . . . FREEDOM

My name is Janice, and I am a survivor of child abuse and domestic violence. [more...]


Melissa's truth . . .

When I was asked to speak today at Vera House's Report to the Community I was a bit hesitant at first. [more...]


Dawn's truth . . .

I met my abuser my junior year of college. I was not looking for a boyfriend; instead I was focused on getting into law school. [more...]

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