Voices of Survivors

"When I come to YWCA, I feel like I am a part of something special. I feel like it's okay to share my feelings and be open with my group members. These are the people who do care. And I know that I am not alone in this world. It's a nice feeling when I come here and I feel safe. The best part about Stepping Stones' group sessions is that I feel like I can be myself, and when I'm down, it's okay to tell someone so they can help me through it."

"Stepping Stones has been a very positive, reassuring experience. I was made aware of the rights I have as a victim and given the opportunity to stand up for myself and heal."

"It takes a village to help a survivor and I'm so happy that YWCA Stepping Stones was there for me and other survivors like me."

"It has been wonderful having someone to listen and provide vital feedback concerning the abuse and how it has affected my life. The sexual assault services have been a God-send and I am very grateful for them."

"I absolutely love this program. The Stepping Stones staff has helped me so much. They taught me how to cope in positive ways and move forward to my goal of becoming a healed survivor. Now I am able to build happy and healthy relationships thanks to Stepping Stones."

Tell your story, or read more stories, in our Voices of Survivors series here.