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When she was just fifteen, Terri escaped from a violently abusive household. Because of her pain and trauma, she became addicted to drugs and found herself living in her car in an abandoned lot when an officer from The Salvation Army found her.
“He saw me a couple of times. He didn’t know at first that I was living there. And, so, when he saw me the second or third time, he walked over to me and asked me what I was doing in there and I told him I lived there. Then he said, ‘Oh’ and left but then he came back ten minutes later with a hamburger -- which was the best hamburger I had ever had! And then he said, ‘If I found you a place to live would you be willing to?’”
Terri was scared and alone. Still, she was reluctant. Her experience with men had taught her that they could not be trusted but she also knew she couldn’t survive on the streets much longer. When the officer returned later, this time with his wife, Terri understood that they simply wanted to help.
The officers brought Terri to the local Family Store and provided her with clothing. They helped her find a place to live and even provided her with employment.
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