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It made a difference to that one...

By: Kitty Knox, DVCCC Volunteer


When I retired in 2002 after 35 years, I was trying to decide what to do. My husband and I had already identified three things we wanted from our post-work lives:

Have fun

Keep learning

Give back

We'd had a reasonably comfortable life due to a combination of hard work and luck and wanted to help others who had not been as fortunate.

Through our church, I heard of DVCCC. Since I had been in an abusive marriage briefly right after college and had fortunately escaped, I thought I might be able to help other victims. I took the training, both the General Volunteer Training and the additional Support Group seminar, and was ready to go to work.