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 February 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
EYES WIDE OPEN Seminar …
Twice a year Heartfelt House offers the seminar ‘Eyes Wide Open’ to people in the direct environment of adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse eg: partners, friends and/or family members. The seminar is designed to create more awareness and understanding for the situation of the survivor in their life. The topics covered are:
Facts and Myths of childhood sexual abuse
Perpetrator tactics – how paedophiles gain and maintain access to children
Coping strategies that the adult survivor might adopt
How to best support a survivor when they disclose the abuse and beyond
Future seminar dates will be advertised in 2017.
The cost is $50 and a light supper is provided.
It is essential to call Heartfelt House on 6628 8940 to register for the seminar as places are limited.
Contact us during office hours on 6628 8940 for details on any of the above or to read our latest newsletter just click on the link Heart to Hearts.