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Survivors Healing Center

Family Service Agency - Survivors Healing Center

Organization Mission

Survivors Healing Center offers a safe and confidential place to heal and empower survivors of child sexual abuse. We identify emerging needs in our community and work on preventing abuse through our Caring for Kids outreach program. All of our safety net services are based on a sliding fee scale and offered to low income residents at low or no cost, enabling clients to move from crisis and survival mode to practical solutions and stability. We assist people of all ages and backgrounds to discover their own creative solutions.

 

The Big Idea:
Caring for Kids – End Child Sexual Abuse

There is no greater violation of trust and innocence than child sexual abuse. We have been one of a few organizations nationwide dedicated to ending child sexual abuse through broad social education, and now the model is spreading. Our Caring 4 Kids: End Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Program builds communities that not only acknowledge the issue, but also sparks an honest dialogue about how to collaboratively prevent child sexual abuse. Survivors learn that help is available through our support services. Hopelessness and helplessness can be transformed by knowledge, courage and compassion.

Before I first attended this group I was at a breaking point. My symptoms of depression and anxiety flared up. Each day was an entire struggle just to live, go to work, attend to myself and the emotional needs of my child. I don’t know what would have happened, or where I would be today if I hadn’t joined this group. I was embraced from day one as a survivor and validated, entirely.

Anonymous, Soquel