HOPE IS POWER.
HOPE SHARED HAS THE POWER TO UPLIFT US ALL, TOGETHER.
If you or someone you know is in a crisis situation, or in need of immediate support or help for experiences of Domestic or Sexual Violence, Child Abuse or Human Trafficking, please refer to my extensive listing of INTERNATIONAL RESOURCES FOR SURVIVORS and then reach out DIRECTLY to the resource(s) best suited to your immediate needs.
Given that the rates of Domestic/Intimate Partner Violence and Child Abuse have spiked globally since the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic in March 2020, that sexual violence continues to pervade all age groups and that human trafficking is now a global human rights epidemic, I am often contacted directly by people in need of immediate assistance or support. As much as I try to respond to each person in need, the demand is overwhelming, especially when I am not able to offer direct support as a therapist or legal advisor. In an effort to offer immediate direction and guidance specific to each person’s needs, I created this listing of INTERNATIONAL RESOURCES FOR SURVIVORS. There are many outstanding programs available to help you find your way, no matter what you have experienced.
Remember: You are not alone. It is not your fault. You will be believed and supported.
And you can heal and reclaim your life with the support and assistance available
specifically designed to be present with you as you do.
ALL PEACE TO EACH ONE OF YOU. DORA
Links to various domestic and sexual violence resources:
NATIONAL COALITION AGAINST DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
1-800-779-SAFE (7233) Anonymous and Confidential – 24/7 www.ncadv.org
THE NATIONAL RESOURCE CENTER ON DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
NATIONAL CENTER ON DOMESTIC AND SEXUAL VIOLENCE
A list of publications focusing on writing, the writing process, women writers, creativity, spirituality, and healing that are useful for individual and group exploration.
Other People and Places
This page of resources lists various other types of resources such as retreats, unique, creative or therapeutic organizations, individuals that offer healing, growth or expression solutions and similar other destinations that may help as one’s journey moves on from trauma, through action, healing and finally creativity expression.
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