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

        

  

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Robert, I wanted to say congrats on forming your groups for survivors of childhood sexual abuse. I too am a survivor of csa and would like to invite you and your members to our online facebook groups. The nonprofit I started in 2014 is called EmpowerSurvivors and is located at 1940 Greeley Street South, Suite 210, Stillwater, MN 55082. At our main location, we offer in-person groups, workshops, classes, and retreats for survivors of childhood sexual abuse. 

I invite you and your members to join our online closed Facebook group if you would like to become part of the EmpowerSurvivors family of survivors & survivor community!

Facebook Closed group :

https://www.facebook.com/group...esota/?ref=bookmarks

 

More about EmpowerSurvivors:

http://www.empowersurvivors.net/

Hi Bob. Maybe if you contact the facilitators directly, they might be able to help you. If you go to the Home page and scroll down on the right hand side, there is a box that says Need Help?. The facilitator should be able to direct you to what you need from there. Best of luck in your efforts. 

My goal is to reestablish either an online or group of survivors that have experienced sexual abuse when a child.. This group in Chattanooga began @2011 -2013.  Numbers varied but core group stayed intact.  Wonder if ACE as an organization could facilitate such an idea with the Chattanooga Times Free Press in Chattanooga, Tenn?   thanks  bob brooks

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