Brave Step Changemaker

The Changemaker program gives participants the tools they need to support one another and help prevent future sexual violence.

Changemakers will access carefully-vetted and trusted resources via our web portal, receive goal setting support, participate in training sessions, and gain the education they need to take steps toward action.

Who is a Changemaker?

A Changemaker is someone who learns how to take brave steps within his or her life, family, community, workplace, at Brave Step and beyond as it relates to sexual violence.

Being a Brave Step Changemaker is for everyone – survivors, loved ones, policy educators, employers, and community leaders. All are impacted by sexual violence. 

What to Expect

Sign The Brave Pact

Make a commitment to yourself, your loved ones, your workplace, and your community to courageously acknowledge the prevalence of sexual violence, learn about it, and take action.

Take the first step and sign below.

Learn at Your Own Pace

Changemakers will access carefully-vetted and trusted resources via our web portal, receive goal setting support, participate in training sessions, and gain the education they need to take steps toward action.

Join a Brave Space

In order to realize our vision of creating a stronger, more supportive community, we are launching Brave Space, an online community that will create beautiful relationships and bring all Changemakers together in one place.

Take the first step. 

Sign The Brave Pact.

Recent Changemaker Workshops

Calm Body, Quiet Mind

Carolinas Biofeedback Clinic arms us with information on the importance of and some techniques to calm your body and quiet your mind.

Holding Space

Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Jennifer Dean taught us the meaning of “holding space” and how to utilize this technique to create a safe space for those you care about. Additionally, she coached us on how to manage our own judgements while being present and set the tone for a kind, vulnerable and authentic space.

Lives Impacted 


The Brave Pacts Signed

Steps Taken

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What We Do

Brave Step equips adult survivors, loved ones and the community with the skills and understanding to shape a strong, supportive community.

How do we do that? In a number of ways:

  • Adult Survivor Care: Adult survivors deserve to lead their best life, one that is not defined by or limited by past abuse. To help survivors reclaim the life they deserve, Brave Step presents a multi-faceted healing model that includes individual counseling, group therapy, peer-led support groups, empowerment programs, and ways to find one’s voice.
  • Care for Loved Ones: We believe that educating and supporting the loved ones of a survivor is a critical component to giving survivors the best possible chance to heal. We offer therapeutic interventions for loved ones and a supportive, understanding place to process their emotions.
  • Community Education: Fostering brave public conversations about sexual violence must be at the heart of what we do. It is our responsibility to inform the community on the impact of sexual abuse, preventative measures to take and how we can collectively fight this pervasive issue.
  • Changemakers: By harnessing the passion and courage of survivors, loved ones and the community, Brave Step nurtures the skills, understanding and strength to become a changemaker for sexual violence. We curate, educate and activate through training curriculums, policy education, storytelling, survivor advocacy and more.

Our Mission

Brave Step is a nonprofit that 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 abuse reclaim the life they deserve;
  • Foster brave public conversations about sexual abuse; and
  • Cultivate courageous changemakers.

Do you have questions, ideas or additional feedback? Contact us.

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