Welcome to Heartfelt House
Welcome – especially to survivors of childhood sexual abuse who have taken the very scary step to acknowledge you may need help. Heartfelt House knows how big that step is in itself.
We are sorry this crime was committed against you … it wasn’t your fault and it is normal to need help to recover.
Heartfelt House staff have almost a decade of experience helping survivors and their support circles – we know the feelings of guilt, mistrust and shame survivors carry. We hope this site and the programs we offer can help ease the pain you are in and empower you to get what you deserve from life.
What’s Happening at Heartfelt House
TAKING THE FIRST STEPS …
Would you like to join one of our groups?
Heartfelt House still has places available for our ‘Taking the First Steps’ program starting in April 2017.
The 18-week group program supports adult female survivors of child sexual abuse in their healing from the assault they endured as a child. We meet once a week in the morning for 3 hours with a break during the spring school holidays.
If you want to become a member of a group, please call us and we will explain the next step to you.
Office hours are: 9am – 3pm Monday – Friday.
We know how very hard it is for many survivors to pick up the phone and talk about their abuse – at Heartfelt House we will make it as easy as possible for you to connect with us. Every survivor of childhood sexual abuse deserves to be supported in the best possible way … so be brave and call us: (02) 6628 8940. Click here for details.
You can also contact us via this website via facebook or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Our next ‘Stand By Me’ Seminar
will be on Thursday 23 March 2017
from 9am to 12 noon
It takes a tremendous amount of courage for a survivor of childhood sexual abuse (CSA) to disclose about their experience. Research has shown, that if a survivor discloses and is believed, reassured and offered support and resources, he/she will be encouraged to take further steps towards realising the life they have hoped and wished for.
Stand By Me is a three hour seminar designed for those working with adult survivors of CSA. The seminar is suitable for counsellors/psychologists, but also aims to reach those who come across survivors unintentionally, as a secondary aspect of their work eg nurses, workers in employment/training agences, teachers, doctors/dentists, police/lawyers.
Stand By Me will cover information about the 18 week group program ‘Taking the First Steps’; Coping strategies that survivors might adopt to deal with the effects of the abuse; How to respond if an adult survivor discloses their childhood sexual abuse and Best Practice Recommendations for supporting adult survivors beyond the first disclosure.
The cost is $50 per person and bookings are essential as places are limited.
Please call (02) 6628 8940 or email email@example.com for further information.