Us against Abuse
“Making a difference begins with me!”?

Send me… I’ll go!

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WHY?
I don’t remember exactly when I heard the call however, I know I did and my response was send me…I’ll go!
I am a graduate of the University of Hard Knocks and enrolled in the University of Life where I continue in Pursuit of my Masters Degree.
Does one ever really become a master?
I know I serve the Master and that is truly why I answered this call.
As I reflect on the why…I remember at a very young age seeing a two year old baby girl in a tiny white coffin-cause of death-a blow to the head by her stepfather who wanted her to stop crying or was it my 13 year old cousin killed by a bullet on the way to school by a classmate or maybe it was being raped at 15 by a cop. Was it the cruelty I saw when kids would hurt animals for fun or my friend who dyed from an eating disorder I never knew about? I’m not sure. Perhaps it was seeing a child severely abused speak after 2 years of silence to a dog I’d bring to visit with her or the mom who had to go underground with her children to keep their father from sexually abusing them when no one would listen. I think it is all of these things and so much more. My belief is that it does begin with me and talk is cheap, action to me speaks louder than words ever will.
Amazingly, I have never felt like a victim and something inside of me always knew I was more than a survivor; I am a conquer! Determined to overcome …
I have seen, heard and experienced much abuse. Perhaps even participated at times. When we are abused, we can become abusers. It is my hope that through this organization a pilot Communication & Peace Center can be established and make a major dent in our battle against abuse. I have found many problems and abuse issues stem from lack of proper communication and ways to express oneself. To build a good house, we first must build a proper foundation. Right Communication is one of the cornerstones I believe we must have.
My desire is to strive to be the change I want to see. One day at a time, working on being a better me! And may G-d grant me the courage not to give up on what I think is right-even though I think it is hopeless, may I press on and finish the race!
In His service & yours.
Respectfully,
Joey Alcarese
Co-Founder/President