Meet LiZ

Liz was the first woman to move into Exodus House after it opened in the Fall of 2012, after enduring eight years in an emotionally abusive relationship that isolated her from family and friends. "I kind of felt trapped, in imprisonment," she said. "I had no friends. I had no escape. I had nowhere to go..."



During my incarceration, I gained a reputation as a prayer warrior. I prayed because I didn't know how things would turn out, and soon everyone around me was asking me to pray for them, too. Sometimes, I would stand on my desk so the woman in the next cell could hear me. And now, after almost 5 months in jail, the end of my sentence was in sight...



I have always clung to the verse, "For such a time as this." In 1994, God’s plan for my life, for such a time as this, was to meet a true FRIENDsomeone who would do her very best to see me as Jesus was seeing me, despite my failures. At that time, in the mid-90’s, my life was rebounding from many episodes of homelessness and hopelessness, anger, and even insanity. Yet, it appeared to me that Debra saw none of that...