Amongst the 65 children housed at the domestic violence shelter, Meghan stands out as a true hero. She, her mother and three younger siblings are currently living there after several incidents involving their drunk and abusive father. Many times, Meghan would keep her siblings from harm’s way, despite the consequences she would face as a result of protecting them. It was Meghan who convinced her mother to leave their home and seek refuge at the shelter. Through individual and group counseling, she has been able to discuss the abuse her family has endured, sharing her powerful stories with her peers and supporting them through their difficult times. Despite all of this, she has maintained straight A’s at school looks forward to each day with a positive, hopeful attitude.