Brave Step Changemaker

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Volunteer Orientation

May 25 – Noon to 1 p.m.

Learn how you can be a Changemaker. 

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


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. 


Brave Step welcomes gifts of any size.


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.

HRV Training for Survivors

HRV Training for Survivors

HRV TrainingSign up to participate in a 6 week small group Heart Rate Variability (HRV) Biofeedback Training with Carolinas Biofeedback Clinic. Biofeedback uses science to teach the art of human self-regulation. In Person: Saturdays May 15-June 19 10:15am-11:15amIf...

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Gentle and Restorative Yoga

Gentle and Restorative Yoga

Gentle and Restorative Yoga In-person AND live streaming (virtual) Sundays May 23-June 27 3:30-4:30pm ESTJoin Katie Overcash, LCSW, LISW-CP, RYT-200 for a 6-week Brave Step exclusive Yoga program.  Each class is designed with sensitivity to trauma as well as...

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Dr. Erin DiCesare Joins Francene Marie Show

Dr. Erin DiCesare Joins Francene Marie Show

New Interview! Beasley Media Group Brave Step Board Member Dr. Erin DiCesare joins the Francene Marie Show on Beasley Media Group to discuss Sexual Assault Awareness Month and Brave Step's new Changemaker program. 

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