Brave Step Changemaker

Be An Ally. Sign The Brave Pact. 

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.

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.

The Inspiring Janet Ganoung Shares on the Francene Marie Show

The Inspiring Janet Ganoung Shares on the Francene Marie Show

The Francene Marie Show caught up with Janet Ganoung, one of Charlotte, North Carolinas volunteer favorites. So many years have come and gone, but her admiration for one of our most treasured non-profits, BRAVE STEP. still remains. We are so grateful for Francene and...

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2021 Peer Leader Training

2021 Peer Leader Training

Are you a survivor of sexual violence who wants to help others? Join us Aug. 21 to explore what a peer leader is and discuss best practices.

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July 15: Calling all Loved Ones of a Survivor

July 15: Calling all Loved Ones of a Survivor

Join Us July 15 at 6 p.m.Are you the loved one of a sexual violence survivor? Join us July 15 from 6-8 p.m. to learn about the impact of sexual violence, your role as an ally, and a new program to effectively arm you with knowledge and skills, and find support from...

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