Wedding Vows and Domestic Violence
A former Safe Connections Crisis Helpline volunteer recounted that while at work at the photo counter of a local retailer, a young woman approached to pick up her new wedding pictures. The young woman’s face was marked by dark bruises, so our volunteer asked if she was ok. The young bride blushed through the bruises and said that her new husband was distraught over a recent family tragedy and took his emotions out on her. She stressed that he didn’t mean to and that he promised he would never hit her again.
On that day, thanks to a caring Safe Connections volunteer, the young woman went home with her wedding photos…and the Crisis Helpline number of Safe Connections.