The story behind Becky’s Place

Many people have approached me, asking the story behind “Becky’s Place”. I would like to share with you where the name came from and why stopping DV/SA is so dear to my heart.

I had a sister named Becky who was a few years older than me. Becky had become involved with a gentleman who was quite a few years older than her. Eventually Becky moved into an apartment with this man. Unknown to Becky’s family, this person was physically abusive to her. During one of her last arguments/fights with him, he stabbed her in the stomach. It was so severe that she was admitted to the hospital and required to stay there a number of days. Upon being released from the hospital, Becky returned back to the apartment, back to the abuse. Within that week, her small, nude body was found dead in their apartment. He had killed Becky and a few hours later took his own life!

That was over 20 years ago, but I do not forget. I think of Becky often and wonder why she returned? Why did she go back to the abuse? Didn’t she have other options, other choices? Had she been in the abusive situation so long, that she started to believe the lies that she deserved the abuse – that she was somehow responsible for his actions.

That has become my cry to those who find themselves in similar situations. I want them to know that they do have choices, there are options, that they can leave. That is NEVER alright to abuse another individual. That no one deserves to be abused. I want those individuals being harmed to know they are not alone, that there is help and hope available. When they are ready to make the break, we are there to help them.

By giving them options and choices, we are giving them back a piece of themselves that has been robed. We are allowing them to make choices, to determine the outcome of their own lives, no longer being controlled or taken over by another person. We are there to help them stand on their own feet, to take one small step at a time.

That is what Becky Place represents, new beginnings, hope for the hopeless, support, we believe in them succeeding. We are there for them, without judgment or condemnation. We offer unconditional love and support.

Becky’s Place is in memory of Becky, who died from DV. Our hope is that her death was not in vain, that as we help others and share her story, others may find courage to change the direction of their lives. We offer hope and help in memory of her tragic death.

Becky’s Place – Serving South East Alaska, one life at a time. Join us in making a difference! Please donate today…

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