survivor stories & Quotes from
NOVA-HTI Clients

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  • "I had no idea good people existed. People that don't want something in return."
     
  • Client with NOVA-HTI staff: The client was walking in the store w me.  I watched as she walked she put her head down. I made a comment. She apologized. I asked why she was apologizing. Her pimp used to step on her feet so she would look up then he would beat her. So she never knew where to look.  She smiled and thanked me for being so kind and making her feel safe no matter where she looked.
     
  • " Because of you all, I now wake up everyday wanting to be a better person."
     
  • "God knows what I missed out on in life and he is giving it to me now through you."
     
  • "You teach me the right way to interact with people."
     
  • "I never had people that I knew would always be there for me. I know you will be my family for the rest of my life."
     
  • "You never turned on me even when I was making bad choices."
     
  • "I'm in Love with the life God has made for me with you and all of our Big Family of Freedom Fighters!"
     
  • "I Love my (NOVAHTI) family!"
     
  • "I feel awesome! I feel touched! I feel Worthy! I feel the Lord! I just want to pray I'm so thankful! Thank you so much!"  (The day she gave her life to Jesus)
     
  • "Thank you soooo much.  Y'all are such a blessing in our lives.  Y'all mean so much for us. I am so ready to make this year a great one!"
     
  • "When your reality is so much better than what a quick high can get you, you have no reason to get high.  That's where I am and you don't have to worry about me."
     
  • “I am praying for all the girls in “the life”. I am praying that God gives NOVA-HTI more strength every day to help others. I pray that God blesses you and your families the way that you have blessed us, and continue blessing your big beautiful hearts.” (Client praying for NOVA-HTI)
     
  • "I feel like the people from your organization understand what I have been through, where others look at me as if something is wrong with me."
     
  • "In a few years I want to work with NOVA-HTI to help these girls the way you have helped me."
     
  • "I feel better today. Prayers are working."
     
  • "God is showing me that he is not letting me go."
     
  • "I know that if it wasn't for you, I wouldn't have gotten out of “the life”.
     
  • "God is showing me how to trust him with everything, even the little things."
     
  • "I have 2 jobs. I'm doing good. I still carry everything You all taught me." (previous NOVA-HTI client)
     
  • "I read My Bible even more now because I have peace and I can relax my mind, no stress."
     
  • "I'm working so hard to get all the way better cuz I really want to work with you one day."
     
  • "I know He wants Us all together for Him, its been A long year but I feel like we have all learned so much and we have all grown."
     
  • "I love my job, my church, my family & also my life! It's different since I've been working! I feel important, useful & I'm so grateful to God."
     
  • "All through my life I have watched people use reuse and abuse me.  When I started working w y'all. I had my guard up.  I have been with ya'll since October and for the first time I have seen that people can care without payment in return.  Never came from my family or church or law enforcement but you opened your hearts to me and now I see God's love and acceptance. "
     
  • "I thought I could do this on my own.  I struggled and you let me. But that was good.  I came back because you are my family, my support and the people who care about me!"
     
  • "It is so hard out here and I want to give up. I feel defeated then either you or Kay calls or reaches out and I know I am going to be ok."
     
  • "It is nice to know you are always out here. It's hard to navigate on your own.  I don't want you to do it for me -- I just some direction sometimes."
     
  • "I wanted to run.  I'm so tired. I stopped and asked God what to do that I couldn't make the choice anymore.  I fell asleep and when I woke up the police where there.  God helped me make the right decision."
  • "I can't believe you still are here to help me even after I left.  God is amazing!"