I was introduced to the center in what I deem one of the lowest points of my life, and I truly feel that they, and the center, were my saving grace. My abusive marriage had gotten to the point where the police had finally been called, resulting in my wrongful arrest, and my husband being removed from my home. I was left with two children, not enough income to pay even my rent, no friends, and nowhere to turn. I was determined not to reconcile with my husband, beaten and broken, both in body and spirit, when someone pointed me toward the Wisdom’s Center. They listened and soothed my spiritual and emotional aches and pains. They pointed me in directions to aid me with my rent and legal issues -churches, AWAP, Pine Tree Legal. They suggested outlets to assist me in reintegrating back into society. They gave me a place to cry, where I was safe to do so, something I had not had for a very long time. I love those women with all my heart. On many days, when I just felt I couldn’t do it anymore, their doorstep is where I always ended up, because I knew that there were women there that understood, accepted and cared about me and what I was going through. And in this society, where women seem to be pitted against each other so often, a place where women can freely care about each other without constraint is such a rare and beautiful thing.