Crisis Overnight: Finally have the courage
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This is the sixth in a series of Crisis Overnight posts. Our goal is to raise $150K to save the Community Crisis Center of Elgin, Illinois from having to close. Personal stories are shared at the discretion of the individuals involved. Any stories where anonymity is requested will be honored.
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By: Adult Female
The Community Crisis Center has helped me so much. I’m [not including age for confidentiality reasons] years old and I’m finally having the courage to type into my true feelings and worth. Without the help and support of my counselor I would still be under the influence of drugs, liquor and sex to fix the many problems I have in my life.
Now I understand where all my depression and low self esteem has come from and now I’m dealing with it as I get stronger and more confident with the help of Sherryl everyday I’m happier and happier. This center has helped me value myself and get out of my abusive relationship and not to blame myself about the rape I endured while I was a little child.
Now I also feel like I can have a healthy, happy relationship because I do deserve to be happy and I do deserve to be loved and cherished.
I would be devastated if the center is closed. It is so beneficial to people not only because it’s free, but because when people need a helping hand they don’t know where to turn to and the first time I came here I was thinking it was not going to help but it does and it’s worth it. I ask you please think of other people and help us be happy help us feel cherished. Don’t close it down. Where would I be or who will help us if you close the center down? We can do so many things to keep it open: donations, bake sale, anything just to keep it open. Where will children or mothers with abusive spouses go to?
Do you honestly have it in your heart to throw them out in the street? Please help keep us keep it open. Help people in need.