Survivors are invited to

register for group therapy starting Sept. 11.

Are you interested in being a peer leader?

Register for the peer leader training. Nov. 5.

Pledge $5 a month to support a survivor in therapy.

Changemaker

Gain the tools you need and help prevent future sexual violence.

Get Help

Find the trauma-focused resources you need to reclaim the life you deserve. 

Donate

Brave Step welcomes gifts of any size.

Volunteer

We need a brave army to propel this mission forward. 

Welcome to Brave Step®

Brave Step empowers individuals who have been impacted by sexual violence. To shape a strong, supportive community, we:

  • Provide personalized services that help adults impacted by sexual violence reclaim the life they deserve;
  • Foster brave public conversations about sexual violence; and
  • Cultivate courageous changemakers.

Our Vision

To inspire and empower adults to take action within their lives and to shape a strong, supportive community for current and future generations.

The Brave Step Approach

Brave Step equips adult survivors, loved ones and the community with the skills and understanding to shape a strong, supportive community.

“I cannot thank you enough for how much your program and Dr. Navaro helped me.  You all have made a way for healing for me so I can live a happier, healthier life with hope and love ahead of me. You all are angels sent from heaven to help those in pain find their way.”

– Survivor

Thank you for creating such a safe space to share and find continued healing. I am so glad to have found my people. I have been looking for you for years. Thank you!

– Survivor

I am so grateful for the counseling!!  I can’t express what a difference it has made in my life. Burdens have been lifted.  Thank you so much for that!!

– Survivor

As a mental health therapist and yoga instructor, I’ve worked with Brave Step and Brave Step clients for 2 years now.  I appreciate the services that Brave Step offers survivors; they find the most highly qualified providers practicing the most effective modalities for trauma and developmental trauma.  Brave Step is constantly expanding their offerings and accessibility for those seeking support.  Brave Step clients are invested in the work and the change I have seen has been absolutely amazing!

Katie Overcash

My life has forever been changed by Brave Step and even though it was a short journey in person I believe that my journey with you is far from over. 

– Survivor

Because of the therapy I have received, I have found my voice and know that I am not powerless. I am so glad that an organization like Brave Step exists and am beyond thankful for it.

– Survivor

I can’t tell you enough how grateful I am for Brave Step. For the first time ever, I have real hope of moving beyond this stuff, beyond just learning how to cope and pretend my way through most parts of my life. I can’t thank you enough for the part you are playing in my healing process. Thank you!

– Survivor

Latest In The News

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.

Group Therapy Beginning Sept. 11, 2022

Group Therapy Beginning Sept. 11, 2022

Group Therapy Brave Step is launching a new round of IN-PERSON group therapy led by one of our wonderful providers, Katie Overcash. Read her bio here: https://katieovercash.com/ Group Therapy will meet once a week for 12 weeks from Sept. 11 to Dec. 18 from 7-8:30...

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Brave Step Peer Leader Training – Nov. 2022

Brave Step Peer Leader Training – Nov. 2022

Peer Leader Training In Brave Step’s Peer Leader Training, we will explore together what it means to be a peer leader and discuss best practices.  Brave Step currently hosts Courageous Corner, our peer support group, Courageous Book Club, and Courageous Creators...

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Casey Denbow Added to Board of Directors

Casey Denbow Added to Board of Directors

RECENT UNC CHARLOTTE GRADUATE AND FORMER INTERN JOINS BRAVE STEP’S BOARD OF DIRECTORS On Tuesday, Brave Step’s Board of Directors announced the addition of Casey Denbow, a former intern and recent University of North Carolina at Charlotte graduate, to the nonprofit’s...

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