"If it weren’t for Respond I can honestly say I would not be alive to tell my story right now. I had lost hope and thought there was no help for me. As soon as I called Respond, the advocate assessed how dangerous my situation was and immediately called the police to intervene. My abuser was immediately arrested and after three years, I finally live free from abuse. What I lived through was not easy. I continued working with Respond in one on one counseling. The support and advocacy has helped me greatly. I admire the organization as a whole and am forever thankful for the advocate and can never finish thanking her. I thank Respond for all their great work and the great people who are part of it”.