Services for Adult Survivors
Brave Step® serves as a steadfast guide for adult survivors of sexual violence on their personal journey to wellbeing, empowerment and claiming the life they deserve.
Our survivor-centered, flexible-to-need care program is a customized approach for individuals, offering the most effective adult modalities and delivered by our carefully vetted trauma therapists.
Care is tailored to each survivor, enabling each brave individual the opportunity to take various steps at their own pace and discretion.
Your Path Forward
As a survivor, it’s imperative that you choose the best steps for you. You can select one or more of the services below and revisit others as your journey progresses.
Peer Support Groups
Peer-led support groups offer connection and understanding. Our programming is offered to marginalized genders including women, women-identifying individuals, and non-binary and gender non-conforming people who are comfortable in a space that centers the experiences of women.
- Virtual: The first Wednesday of each month.
- In Person: The third Tuesday of each month.
Brave Step offers individual therapy with an experienced trauma therapist who utilizes the most effective trauma modality – SE, IFS, EMDR, neurofeedback, and more.
Group therapy for 12 sessions led by an experienced trauma therapist that helps with resilience-building, garnering insight on one’s trauma along, breaking the silence, community building, exploring repressed feelings, and more.
Brave Step offers a variety of empowerment options including trauma-informed yoga, skill development, and more.
Finding One’s Voice
Options for finding one’s voice through journaling, art, music, telling a loved one, alumni meetings, etc.
Ready? Let’s get started.
Are you ready for care?
- Are you a survivor of sexual violence?
- Do you feel that your daily life is a struggle?
- Are you 18 years old or older?
- Are you willing to commit to and participate in your recovery?
Read, Learn & Grow
Are you looking for an online community where you can connect and build meaningful relationships with over survivors? If so, please complete this short questionnaire to request access.
Inspiring Stories to Encourage You
No matter where you are on your journey, we often need inspiration from others who have walked similar paths. Let these stories lift you up and help carry you forward.
Explore our library to find numerous books and resources for empowerment and guidance. The books in our library are available to “check out” for free and can be mailed to your home.
Access carefully-vetted and trusted resources via our web portal, participate in training sessions, and gain the education you need to take steps toward action.
Brave Step Loved Ones
Learn about Brave Step’s program to help equip your loved ones with the support and care they need.
Check out Brave Step’s upcoming events and programs.
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