Updated: Aug 4, 2020
Sadie came to us desperate to escape an abusive boyfriend, hoping to change a chaotic, trauma-filled life that was rife with unhealthy living, drug abuse and her children being placed in foster care. With the help of treatment, counseling, and loving support from SOS staff, Sadie’s unhealthy coping skills started to break down. She recalled, after many years, being a victim of sexual assault and how this incident served as the catalyst which started her down the road to addiction. In very short order, Sadie fled an abusive relationship and worked her way to living in her own apartment, regaining custody of her children and telling her inspiring story of surviving sexual assault at SOS’ annual “Take Back the Night” community event.