jill“Jill” spent her childhood being abused and told she’d never amount to anything. Believing the lies, she was coerced into marriage at the age of 19 because she didn’t think she could do any better. Years later she was still trapped in a life of abuse... and now, so was her son. When her husband’s drug deal went bad, and her son’s friend died in her arms, Jill knew that was the last straw. Against all odds, she found the strength to leave. At Brevard Rescue Mission, she learned new skills and the importance of her own happiness and well-being. Now, Jill lives a life free of fear and dread, she’s employed full-time, loves the Lord and she and her son have a home of their own!