Survivor Sunday

Jonathan DeCastro

Survivor, Jonathan DeCastro, shares a powerful testimony of his journey through depression, abuse, and finding the strength to find the beauty in his scars. Jonathan’s Story: The scars on my soul may not be visible like the ones on my skin. However, they tell a deeper story than the ones on the surface. I’m not Read More >


Happy New Year, G.R.O.W. family– we made it! 2020 was tough on a lot of us, but if there is one lesson we learned, it is the power and beauty in our resiliency. With this in mind, it’s only right that our first #SurvivorSunday feature for 2021 exemplifies the same. Read below as domestic violence Read More >


This month’s #SurvivorSunday submission comes by way of “Natalee”, a courageous 17-year old girl who is telling her story for the first time. To protect her identity as a survivor and minor, we are using an alias and stock photo of her choice. We invite you to join us as Natalee shares a heart-rending tale Read More >

Shanya Speller

This month’s #SurvivorSunday feature comes by way of a woman who first learned the meaning of survival as a little girl.  Read below as Shanya, a resilient mother of two, takes us on a journey from her childhood through present date– a journey filled with self-reflection, heartache, hope and the determination to give her children Read More >

In Memory of Miranda

This month’s #SurvivorSunday feature is a fearless advocate and the epitome of resiliency after trauma, Ms. Kris Anglin Barney.  After the loss of her 3 year old daughter, Miranda, at the hands of her father, Kris set out on a mission to change domestic abuse laws. With the memory of her daughter and the pain Read More >

Cheryl Chavers

Happy Sunday!  This month’s #SurvivorSunday feature is recognizing a woman who has made it her mission to help survivors and children living with abuse find their way to freedom.  Social Worker turned Domestic Violence Specialist, Cheryl Chavers, has years of experience advocating for those fighting to survive, but what many do not know is that Read More >


April is a month symbolizing growth and fresh starts, so it’s only right we share this warrior’s story as we enter this new season.  A survivor of intense  “unseen” abuse,  JJ celebrated her 9 year “freedomversary” this month.  Here, she shares her story of reflection, resiliency and lessons in love from her grandfather–all in the Read More >


This month’s #SurvivorSunday comes by way of a call received to our team from a young man named Mike.  Struggling to put words onto paper, Mike verbally shared with us his experience and allowed us to pen his story of a young and exciting love turned toxic, and the challenges of being a man coming Read More >

Jasmine Blooms

The first #SurvivorSunday feature of the new year is the beautiful and resilient Jasmine Blooms.  After surviving years of a tumultuous relationship, Jasmine shares with us the dangers of gaslighting and learning to see her worth with 2020 vision. Jasmine’s Story: I am survivor. I didn’t even know that I was being abused. It took Read More >