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Thanksgiving tradition brought to DART

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Janie Hughes, a supporter of the Domestic Abuse Resistance Team, has been making the Thanksgiving dinner for the DART shelter for almost a decade. She said this is her way of giving back to the shelter that helped her escape her own abuser in 2005.

For almost a decade, Janie Hughes has bought a special kind of thankfulness to the Domestic Abuse Resistance Team shelter — a Thanksgiving meal. Her love for the program, which she experienced first hand, and the want to see the families staying at the house enjoy a true family meal, drove her to continue her tradition.

“I am a survivor of domestic abuse,” she said. “The first time I went was in 2005, and I stayed approximately three weeks, then I went back (to my abuser.)”

However, Hughes went back to her abuser because she was alone.

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