Survivors' Stories

HWA has worked with many women, children and young people who want others to understand and learn from their experiences so on this page there are links to personal accounts of why individuals came to HWA and how they overcame the many problems associated with domestic abuse.

They have bravely told their stories but we have changed the names and any key details that may enable them to be identified.  These stories can be difficult to read but they do have positive outcomes

Find out more by clicking on the links below or from the drop down menu in Survivor's Stories above:

Karen's story  is about a woman and children who lived with physical and emotional abuse.

Leanne's story is about a young woman who had her children taken into care and then fled in fear of her life due to the escalating levels of abuse from her husband.