"My birth mom was my pimp and it all started when I was 3 years old and lasted until I was 6 years old.” This statement was made by a new WellHouse rescued young lady to one of the staff members. She went on to describe how she and her siblings were in and out of foster care due to their mother’s drug use and abuse. However, they were always returned to their mother. Abigail’s routine when she was at home with her mother was to not go outside very much, and she was forced to always wear long sleeves and shoes and socks to keep the bruises covered; bruises she obtained from being forced to do the unthinkable to support her mother’s drug habit.  She has expressed her intense love for being in the safety of The WellHouse and being in the country away from the environment where she suffered so much pain!

Ashton Dugger