About Us

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Our Mission

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 claim the life they deserve;
  • Foster brave public conversations about sexual violence; and
  • Cultivate courageous changemakers.

How We Began

Brave Step was established as a nonprofit in 2014 by a survivor of sexual abuse, who found hope and healing through her own experience in therapy. She made a commitment to help survivors and their loved ones identify and receive quality trauma care and find connection with those who understand.

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.

Learn About Our Journey

Guiding Principles

  • Brave is empowering our bravest to reach new heights through personal healing and growth.

  • Brave is being survivor and loved one centered at the core of every program, project and decision.

  • Brave is demonstrating compassion and building trust at each interaction.

  • Brave is embodying integrity when the stakes are high, advocating for those impacted and honoring them with our actions.

  • Brave is delivering multi-disciplinary services that are responsive and flexible to the need while maintaining a personal touch.

Corporate Documents

The documents below outline various corporate policies that are important to Brave Step’s operations. 

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2024 Tee It Up for Brave Step

2024 Tee It Up for Brave Step

Welcome to Tee It Up for Brave Step! “Tee It Up for Brave Step” is a family-friendly event, celebrating 10 years of walking alongside those impacted by sexual violence. To drive this mission forward, bring your family, friends and coworkers as we give back...

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Assistant Group Leader Training

Assistant Group Leader Training

Assistant Group Leader Training During Brave Step’s Assistant Group Leader training, we will explore what it means to be an assistant group leader and discuss best practices.  This training will be a step towards becoming an assistant group leader for our...

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Mindfulness 101

Mindfulness 101

Mindfulness 101 with Dr. Susan FunkOn Sept. 26, 2024, at 7 p.m. ET, join Brave Step and Dr. Susan Funk in a mindfulness 101 session. In addition to learning about the fundamentals of mindfulness, Dr. Funk will share key elements to be aware of when considering and/or...

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