Courtesy photo from Righteous Roots

MELANIE WEBB DISERENS

Victims Center opens in Gatesville

Melanie Webb Diserens has a calling to help victims of sexual abuse and domestic violence. She discovered this calling several years ago when a young friend visited her one day.

Sitting on Diserens’ front porch, the young woman’s conversation turned serious. She began to recount her experiences of abuse. At that moment, Diserens acknowledged an important personal connection to her friend’s story – Diserens and her family were also victims of abuse.

This encounter served as the catalyst for the formation of Righteous Roots, a newly established non-profit organization located in Gatesville founded by Diserens.

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