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July Donors: THANK YOU!

“Hi. I’m 16 and I really don’t know if I am in an abusive relationship or not with my mother.
When ever I come home, my first thought is always “Is my mother home?” And it has come to my attention, that this is probably not normal. 
I often find myself in a state of constant defense around her, and in fact, don’t want to be around her at all.
Even though I tend to be her therapist at times, the only one she opens up to about all of her own issues and problems, whenever I try to share mine, she says I complain too much, or that I am selfish. A brat. Ungrateful. All of the above.
At the end of the day, it seems as though I am the scapegoat to all of her frustrations, and when I do something wrong, she yells at me as if I have ruined her world […] I feel very suffocated and controlled. It’s as if everything that I do is not enough for her, and it also seems that nothing is good enough for me. She disapproves of my good friends, their parents, and belittles others in front of me. I always hope that I can escape my house before she ridicules how I look.
We also seem to get into arguments day by day; but the screaming, frustrated me, is not the real me. Outside of my home, I am considered a kind, caring individual, but when I am home, I am no longer me…” –Posted on the crisis Forum 8/1/18

Thank you JULY DONORS!

Anne and William Goldstein in honor of Maureen Blaha

CAF America

Dion Lucas

Facebook Donors

Holly Phelps

Isabel Byron in honor of Ronda Channing

Michael Contraveos

Morris Floyd and Alejandro Herrera

Philip Brooks

Rich Malone

Ronda and Alan Channing

Taara Hassan

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Ken Lavelle

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Bonnie and Steve Wheeler

William Blair Investment Management, LLC

Wolfort Family Foundation

BRONZE SPONSORS:

Exelon

Julie and Randy Randall

Joyce and Jonathan Sapir

GRAND SPONSORS:

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