LIGHT THE WAY: Domestic abuse survivor speaks to WJCL

Beaufort, SC — WJCL's Light the Way donation drive continues all week. It's a partnership with local shelters and art galleries to help the community. One of those non-profit organizations and shelters is Hopeful Horizons in Beaufort. WJCL sat down with Alkesha Willamson on Monday. She is a family advocate at Hopeful Horizons; however, she is also a domestic abuse survivor who has benefited from generous donations in the past. “I was with my abuser for five years and in my mind it wasn’t an abusive relationship.” But Williamson said the moment it all “clicked” feels like yesterday. “[A group facilitator] was going over the cycles of abuse and when I began to associate the patterns of my rela

The Island Packet-Harvey Weinstein, Roy Moore and a Texas mass shooting

Recently, our media feed has been flooded with news surrounding Harvey Weinstein’s sexual predatory behaviors towards women, the mass shooting in Texas where the shooter had a history of abusing his wife and child, and the allegations of child sexual abuse against Alabama senatorial candidate Roy Moore. Sexual violence, domestic violence and child abuse are three issues Hopeful Horizons encounters every day as we work with victims of these crimes to provide support, safety, healing and justice. These recent events have gained attention because someone powerful and famous was involved in a crime, or it was a mass casualty event. However, most of the time, these crimes happen within a culture

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