“Domestic violence does not know race, status, education, or anything, and it can happen to any of us. Had I not gotten pregnant, I probably would have stayed."
“Jasmine was 18 years old, when she became pregnant with her first child. Her mom wanted her to choose between a relationship with her or the father of her baby.”
“I was eighteen years old, pregnant, and homeless, when I first met my Step By Step case manager, at a library in downtown Seattle.”
“I am sharing my story today, for any woman who feels like she has no one to relate to or feels like she is alone.”
“Indira came to the US after winning a diversity visa lottery to immigrate to America. Indira’s husband was still waiting to obtain his visa, when she discovered that she was pregnant with twins.”
“I was admitted to Swedish Hospital, after testing positive for Heroine. Three days later, my daughter Charlotte was born.”
"I don’t know all the ways that Step by Step helped my mom, but I guess I don’t even know my life without Step by Step in it."
“I still don’t know if Sarah [my Step By Step case manager] understands to the full extent how crucial she was in helping me through my pregnancy. “
"At age 17, I found out I was pregnant. There are no right words to describe the feeling a young girl feels when she sees the test turn positive.”
"I don’t have a lot of resources. But, I do have a voice to speak up about what Step by Step has done for me.”
"Three weeks before traveling across the country for Nursing School, I found out I was pregnant. No longer was I viewed as the successful one who couldn’t make mistakes.”
“I had nothing. I was homeless and struggling with addictions. I was with the babies’ father, but I was not in a safe place and suffering from sexual abuse and a domestic violence situation."
“I wanted so badly to be a good mom, so that my children would not have the childhood I had.”