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We want you to know that we think about you every single day. Sometimes it’s in a staff meeting, sometimes it’s at a desk among coworkers, and other times it’s at home with our families. We carry your stories with us in our work and in our hearts. For some of us, this is in the company of our own stories or the stories of the many other brave survivors in our lives.
The most important thing we want you to know is that we believe you, and that what happened to you wasn’t your fault. This world is especially unfair to survivors of sexual assault, and your strength and resiliency inspire us every day.
There is no right or wrong way to heal from this. You are unique, your circumstance is unique, and trauma affects all people differently. Please go easy on yourself. No matter what, you deserve love and compassion.
We believe in you. We know that the path to healing can have many twists and turns. If you’ve ever at a part of your path where you could use a walking partner, please reach out. You can speak with a victim advocate any time by calling 1-800-656-HOPE.
You are at the center of our work to strengthen how communities support survivors of trauma and prevent sexual assault. Free resources on this complex topic are available. Please connect with us at nsvrc.org. You are never alone.
Your friends at
national sexual violence resource center