BWIC Empowers Women To Make Healthy Choices And Have A Peaceful Home
Tara Anspach used to be a resident at Berks Women In Crisis and now she volunteers at the shelter because she says, “I want to use my experience to help other women and children.”
Tara talks about the challenge it was for her to be at the shelter because at the time she had to leave her 3 children in someone else’s care. She said the loving and supportive staff was the most helpful part during a very traumatic experience Tara says, “Domestic violence is so misunderstood. The abuse is not always physical sometimes it’s, mental, financial, and or emotional. People think you can just leave a relationship and it’s not always that simple … leaving a relationship is the most dangerous time in a domestic violence relationship.”
Tara is grateful for the counseling BWIC provided which empowered her to make changes. She switched careers and has a new outlook on life. She and her children are together and they no longer have to live in a house where there is a lot of fighting.