Hello.. About 2011 I wrote an article for Chattanooga Times Free Press sharing my personal story of abuse . I was my mother's surrogate. The response came in numbers that at first alarmed but encouraged .. I wasn't alone.. The group of about 8-10 victims of horror stories far worse then mine came to my home at first. As numbers increased the need for a place more central was found and weekly we met sharing but more importantly, supporting victims of sexual abuse. To a person all said they felt nobody would believe nor accept their stories.
There is a need that our group is not unique . The necessity of being aware of the numbers of victims suggests to me, strongly, that more can and should be done. Could ACE provide a template to the local newspaper in Chattanooga, Tn.. The Times Free Press I am open to facilitating another local group. By the way word got around to one surrounding community near Chattanooga. We established another group in that small town. Robert Broos