I would not be able to describe my gratitude towards you and all the staff members of ZWRC in words as you have done more than what I was expecting when I contacted 1st to your office and thn came to your Refuge. That time as you know was very very sensitive and stressful for me. I was very scared and miserable but the moment we entered in the flat given by you to stay with one more person - her name stella who has become a good friend of mine now. The feeling was really very nice the moment we started to live in your refuge. You prayed for us and slowly by gods grace and ZWRC support I could overcome all the difficulties of my life. Not only just the accomodation, but support in terms of counselling and also your continual help and encouragement made me strong and made me believe in myself again. I was completely broken when i moved to refuge but your organisation helped me to lift up my spirits and move on confidently and happily.The way you (zwrc) were cheering up women like us was amazing. I became strong and confident and as a result of that I was always enthusiastic and proactively encouraging other womens in the refuge that things will be fine for us because I believed in you and every word of yours. You were our stength and hope at that very emotional and sensitive phrase of our life. I am glad that I came to ZWRC and the continuous support from you and all the staff members was really making me comfortable.
I learned and achieved so much in those 40 days of my life living in ZWRC's refuge. Counselling made me realise my inner qualities and value of myself. Many thanks to the counsellor in ZWRC. I have become a strong person now and the day I got to know that I got my ILR - I was over the moon because I was all the time tensed about my immigration matters and worried about what will happen to my life if I had to go back to my country? Life was miserable at times and I could not stop worrying but you comforted me. I can never forget what you did for me. Many thanks to you and also to each and every staff member for being there in my bad times. I was destitude and depressed. I have not only received support from you but also found good friends and felt like a family . I am so proud of ZWRC for all their hard work and sincere efforts they are putting in to help victims of domestic violence.
Now my life is moving on, I live in a 1 bedroom flat and have also enrolled in a college for business administration course to upgrade my skills. Today, whatever I am - would not have been possible without the kind support from ZWRC and your encouragement. Tons of Thanks to you....
God bless you and all the very best to ZWRC.
Wish to see you soon. Miss you all and those nice doughnuts in your office. How can I forget to mention about the food part... that help also we were getting from you often. Those food tins and eggs.. and my favorite doughnuts... Love you for everything you did for us. May God give you all the happiness of the world. Take care and keep in touch.
Pooja(India) this is not her real name