Survivor Story: Adrienne's Memory

Jul, 18, 2017

On an early summer morning, I moved around our tiny ranch house in New Jersey getting ready for work. I’m not sure how old I was, maybe 13....

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Coffee & Conversation

Jul, 05, 2017

Coffee & Conversation – A Women’s Event Featuring Shari Braendel...

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Q&A: New Clinical Director Kimberly Dupuis

Jun, 18, 2017

Learn more about our new clinical director, Kimberly Dupuis, through a Q&A....

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Order Denial today!

Jun, 12, 2017

Brave Step is honored to work with author Nanette Kirsch to share this dynamic and compelling story of sexual abuse. A portion of proceeds will benefit Brave Step’s counseling programs. To purchase, visit https://denialbook.com/. ...

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Survivor Story: Vara's Memory

Apr, 14, 2017

Vara sits at a bench in the park with her long brown highlighted with blonde hair blowing swiftly from the heavy breeze. She starts to have flashbacks again of a distant memory. ...

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Kendra Gives Back

Mar, 06, 2017

Join Brave Step for an evening of shopping and fun as 20% of all proceeds benefit our mission to strengthen men and women impacted by sexual abuse. ...

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Unsilencing the Abuse

Feb, 18, 2017

On April 29, the Mecklenburg County Sheriff's Office is hosting a community forum on sexual abuse and the impact it has on our community....

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Contract Clinical Director Position

Feb, 15, 2017

Brave Step is seeking a contract clinical director to assist the nonprofit in its mission to strengthen men and women impacted by sexual abuse. ...

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Brave Step Visits Beasley Radio for Second Birthday

Nov, 24, 2016

It's time to celebrate and get real about abuse. ...

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Do good with #GivingTuesdayCLT

Nov, 24, 2016

From Nov. 15-29, it's your opportunity to do good....

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Social Good Charlotte

Oct, 26, 2016

Brave Step was featured by Social Good Charlotte on Oct. 17, 2016. ...

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PSA: Brave Step Strengthens Adults Impacted by Sexual Abuse

Oct, 14, 2016

Thanks to MRN Video Productions, Brave Step now has a fantastic tool to educate others on sexual abuse and bring awareness to our work. ...

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Charlotte Checkers Jan. 28, 2017

Oct, 13, 2016

JOIN BRAVE STEP AT THE CHARLOTTE CHECKERS GAME JAN. 28, 2017...

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COURAGEOUS CORNER - NOVEMBER AND DECEMBER

Oct, 04, 2016

Women affected by sexual abuse can participate in a free support group....

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Survivor Blog: The V Word

Sep, 27, 2016

The V-word .... It is scary to open yourself up, and share yourself and your experiences with others. There is a fear of rejection, hate, judgment, misunderstanding, weakness, and embarrassment (to name a few). However, with the negative also comes the positive....

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Survivor Blog: The Courage to Change the Things I Can

Aug, 20, 2016

If you’re reading this and you don’t know what it is like to recount traumatic memories with a therapist, I’m here to tell you that it is super stressful. In particular, talking to someone about your memories of childhood sexual abuse is stressful because it feels like you are reliving it as you talk about it. ...

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Powerless

Aug, 09, 2016

With all that's going on in the world, do you feel confused or scared; perhaps petrified due to the overwhelming feelings of powerlessness, hopelessness, helplessness, fear, anger, resentment, disgust, horror, anxiety? ...

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Courageous Corner - August, September and October

Jul, 24, 2016

Women affected by sexual abuse can participate in a free survivor-led support group....

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The Competition

Jul, 08, 2016

Am I the only one who thinks “THERE IS NOT ENOUGH TIME IN THE DAY”? It is almost like running a race. Who are we racing with? Who are we competing with? ...

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Charlotte Knights Community Corner

Jun, 13, 2016

Brave Step will participate in the Charlotte Knights' Community Corner on Thursday, August 25....

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Does Therapy REALLY work?!

Jun, 13, 2016

There are some people reading this who have seen a therapist, or two or even five before. Someone reading this might not “believe” in therapy. ...

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Hope

Jun, 12, 2016

Hope stands for Hold On Pain Ends....

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Brave Step Receives Funding from Reemprise Fund for Evaluation Design

May, 16, 2016

Thanks to a generous grant from Reemprise Fund, Brave Step is taking a critical step in its development. ...

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Will Someone Please Just Tell Me WHY?!

May, 04, 2016

Have you ever had one of those days, or weeks, or months? April was stress awareness month, and I’ve got to be honest, I got in way over my head. I am frustrated and I am tired. The feeling of exhaustion, but beyond exhaustion. Why…? Can someone tell me why? Anyone?!...

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Community Outreach Coordinator

Apr, 15, 2016

Brave Step is seeking a volunteer community outreach coordinator....

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Dr. Michael Yonkovig on Time Warner Cable News

Apr, 13, 2016

Brave Step's advisory board member and psychologist Dr. Michael Yonkovig joined Time Warner Cable News to discuss Sexual Assault Awareness Month. ...

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Brave Step Receives 2016 Community Achievement Award

Apr, 07, 2016

On Tuesday, April 5 in celebration of Take Back The Night, Brave Step was honored to receive the 2016 Community Achievement Award from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte Interpersonal Violence Prevention and Education Committee....

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Volunteer Coordinator

Mar, 22, 2016

Brave Step is seeking a volunteer coordinator to assist the nonprofit in its mission to strengthen men and women impacted by sexual abuse. ...

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UNC Charlotte's Take Back The Night

Mar, 15, 2016

Mark your calendars for an important evening. UNC Charlotte's Take Back The Night event focuses on bringing awareness to sexual violence. ...

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COURAGEOUS CORNER DATES SET FOR JUNE AND JULY

Mar, 15, 2016

Women affected by sexual abuse can participate in a free survivor-led support group....

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COURAGEOUS CORNER DATES SET FOR APRIL AND MAY

Feb, 12, 2016

Men and women affected by sexual abuse can participate in a free survivor-led support group....

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Brave Step Featured on WBTV Bounce TV

Jan, 07, 2016

On Dec. 30, 2015, WBTV reporter Delano Little interviewed Brave Step to share the organization's mission....

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Beasley Media Stations Charlotte Shares the Brave Step Message

Jan, 07, 2016

Francene Marie Morris with Beasley Media Stations took the time to sit down with Brave Step and learn about its mission....

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COURAGEOUS CORNER DATES SET FOR FEBRUARY AND MARCH

Jan, 05, 2016

Men and women affected by sexual abuse can participate in a free survivor-led support group....

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Charlotte Checkers Jan. 23, 2016

Dec, 07, 2015

Join Brave Step at the Charlotte Checkers game Jan. 23, 2016...

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COURAGEOUS CORNER DATES SET FOR DECEMBER AND JANUARY

Nov, 10, 2015

Men and women affected by sexual abuse can participate in a free survivor-led support group called Courageous ......

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Research and Evaluation Volunteer Opportunity

Nov, 06, 2015

Brave Step is seeking a research and evaluation volunteer with clinical and mental health experience to assist the nonprofit....

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2015 #GivingTuesdayCLT

Oct, 26, 2015

Brave Step is participating in the second annual #GivingTuesdayCLT powered by SHARE Charlotte. ...

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Courageous Corner Dates Set for October and November

Sep, 15, 2015

Men and women affected by sexual abuse can participate in a free survivor-led support group called Courageous Corner, a place where we are in this together on the good days and bad....

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The Box

Aug, 15, 2015

It’s a “box” of memories and emotions that is difficult to open so we choose by and large to put the box away. ...

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Rummage Sale Scheduled for Oct. 17

Aug, 15, 2015

Join Brave Step Oct. 3 in the Locust Town Center for a rummage sale with all proceeds benefiting this organization. A variety of items will be available to purchase....

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"Me Too"

Aug, 08, 2015

The first and probably the biggest step is saying “me too.” ...

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North Carolina Statutes for Reporting Child Sexual Abuse

Jul, 27, 2015

Legal expert Seth Langson explains the North Carolina Statutes for reporting child sexual abuse...

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Volunteers Share Their Spiritual Story of Healing

Jun, 24, 2015

Two of Brave Step's volunteers share their spiritual testimony....

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Volunteer Cereese Linthicum Recognized as Hometown Hero

Jun, 01, 2015

Volunteer Cereese Linthicum is being recognized as a Hometown Hero by the Independent Tribune....

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Board Member Seth Langson Highlighted For His Work

Apr, 24, 2015

A profile of Hobart and William Smith alumni and alumnae who are leading lives of consequence....

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Brave Step Announces Board of Directors and Advisory Board

Jan, 13, 2015

Brave Step Announces Board of Directors and Advisory Board...

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Why is Brave Step so important?

Jan, 13, 2015

Watch as Brave Step's founder explains why Brave Step is so important. ...

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As a survivor-led organization, our secret to success is understanding firsthand what it’s like and creating a place, both online and in person, where individuals are safe, understood and supported. 

Survivor Story: Adrienne's Memory

On an early summer morning, I moved around our tiny ranch house in New Jersey getting ready for work. I’m not ...

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Coffee & Conversation

Coffee & Conversation – A Women’s Event Featuring Shari Braendel...

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WSOC: North Carolina law says women can't revoke sex once it's started

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