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Welcome to Brave Step

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

  • Provide personalized services that help adults impacted by sexual abuse reclaim the life they deserve;
  • Foster brave public conversations about sexual abuse; 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.

Supporting a Child who has been Sexually Assaulted

Supporting a Child who has been Sexually Assaulted

Supporting a Child Illustrates the signs and symptoms of CSA and how to navigate the child’s reactions in a supportive and empowering way as a caregiver. Also provides additional follow up resources.Rape Crisis Center...

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“Brave Mom” Programming Announced for 2021

“Brave Mom” Programming Announced for 2021

Brave Mom: Empowering mothers impacted by sexual violence. Are you a mom and a survivor of sexual violence?  Are you looking to learn more about parenting after trauma or parenting with PTSD?  Brave Step welcomes you to explore this new programming announced for 2021...

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Healing Charlotte Podcast

Healing Charlotte Podcast

Brave Step Founder Featured on Healing Charlotte Podcast In this episode, Healing Charlotte Podcast producer Katie Overcash interviews Crystal Emerick, the founder and Executive Director of Brave Step, a non-profit that focuses on supporting those affected by sexual...

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