The National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-safe (7233)

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Why Did She Stay?

Podcast Interviews

“I’m no expert on abuse but I’m going to become one… This is my mission in life… This is an epidemic of violence against women, and if (Anne-Christine’s) death is going to have any meaning at all it is going to be to put a very public face on the killers of women.”
Stephanie Johnson, from the Houston Chronicle

Why Did She Stay?

by An interview with Roni Keller and Stephanie Johnson (Library of Congress project) | 38:40

He Threatened to Cut Off Her Breasts - Part 1

by Betsy talks about her years of serious domestic abuse | 1:03:14

He Threatened to Cut Off Her Breasts - Part 2

by Betsy talks about her years of serious domestic abuse | 1:16:24

He Started With Tickling

by Abbey recounts her years of domestic abuse that nearly killed her. | 1:20:40

Other Podcast Resources

Life-Saving Resources

If you or a loved one is in an abusive relationship or suffering from someone who is abusive, please seek help immediately. Your life depends on it.

  • ‘Why Did She Stay’ Facebook Feed: This Facebook page is dedicated to the thousands of women muted by their abusers, to remove the shame and stigma they face every day, and the reticence that keeps them silent.
  • Bay Area Turning Point: This Houston-area group provides recovery services for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault and facilitates violence prevention strategies for societal change in partnership with our community.
  • The National Domestic Violence Hotline: These highly-trained advocates are available 24/7 to talk confidentially with anyone experiencing domestic violence, seeking resources or information, or questioning unhealthy aspects of their relationship – 1-800-799-safe (7233)
  • Texas Council On Family Violence: One of the largest domestic violence coalitions in the country. The group promotes safe and healthy relationships by supporting service providers, facilitating strategic prevention efforts, and creating opportunities for freedom from family violence.
  • Houston Area Women’s Center: The Center provide a safe place to stay, counseling and advocacy to support survivors in building lives from the effects of violence. All services are free of charge and confidential.


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What is Domestic Violence?

Domestic violence is the willful intimidation, physical assault, battery, sexual assault, and/or other abusive behavior as part of a systematic pattern of power and control perpetrated by one intimate partner against another. It includes physical violence, sexual violence, psychological violence and emotional abuse.

--National Coalition Against Domestic Violence

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Join us in thanking Kat Clemons, for all that she does to serve the community. Below is a testimonial from a community member, highlighting Kat’s willingness to help!

“Prayers Please

I received a text this morning from a Friendswood woman who has been in an abusive relationship for many years and although the man is her ex, and has been for a little while, he's still emotionally and financially abusing her and making her life miserable. She reached out for help but this is something beyond what I'm accustomed to plus I always want to know that there is an end game in everything I get involved in and I just don't see me being able to get her to an end point that truly changes her current lot in life.

So....I reached out to Kat Castro Clemons with Bay Area Turning Point and Kat's first reaction was to get this lady into their program ASAP. Kat's a fighter for those who can't always fight for themselves or know where to turn so I know she'll be in great hands!

Kat was one of the key individuals at Hope Village but moved to Bay Area a few years ago and does tremendous work helping victims change their lives. So, if you're looking for somewhere to get involved and make a difference, PLEASE check out Bay Area Turning Point.

Thank you, God bless and please prayer this neighbor of ours finds the strength to take the next step of calling Bay Area Turning Point .”

Jeffrey Klima
Eagle Transmission and Automotive Friendswood and Spring
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We created this site to honor Anne-Christine's memory by promoting safe and healthy relationships to facilitate freedom from family violence.