Domestic violence survivor brings her message of hope cross-country

September 19, 2019 09:25 PM

October is "Domestic Violence Awareness Month."

For the past three years, one woman has made it her everyday mission to keep the issue in the public eye.


There are no sponsors, no large banners, no entourage -- just Meredith Cherry traveling roads across the country with a message that more needs to be done to rein in domestic violence.

Cherry knows firsthand. She was in an abusive relationship for more than a dozen years. Getting out wasn't easy.

The California-native has already been to 29 states through the kindness of strangers who've taken her in for a night and helped her on her way.

Thursday morning, she was in Duanesburg.

Her journey continues as she spreads her message one state at a time.

Cherry is not fundraising for her cause, but she does need a little money to provide food for Apollo. She needs kind people who will let her stay with them for a night.

Hear her talk about how she's trying to break preconceptions and stigma of women who are victims of domestic violence - and how you can help her on her journey, by watching the video of Elaine Houston's story.

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