Surviving a horrific crime is a traumatic experience. Healing takes time, and there is no right or wrong way to cope but many survivors find connecting with others who have experienced the same trauma has its benefits. Now, with MeetUps in Balmain, The Survivor Hub is a safe and inclusive space where survivors can connect.
The Survivor Hub is a survivor-led charity that supports people who have been impacted by sexual assault. The Survivor Hub is an informative, inclusive and supportive network created by survivors, for survivors.
Brenda Lin, one of the founders said “The hub is a place to find connection – a place to connect with others who can relate and understand.” By creating safe spaces to share lived experiences, the community unites allies and empowers individuals to make informed decisions about their own circumstances.
One survivor said “Finding The Survivor Hub is exactly like finding your family, the place your heart and soul is safe. I refer to them as my people! Always welcoming, honest, caring and supportive. Honestly, it’s like being given a hug. I recommend survivors to this group often.”
After successful MeetUps across Sydney, The Survivor Hub now hosts monthly in-person peer support groups in Balmain. At MeetUps, survivors can connect with each other to ask questions, express concerns, vent, learn and heal. Most importantly, these get togethers are safe spaces and intended to assure survivors that they are not alone, and that the pain and trauma they experience in everyday life as a result of their sexual assault, is shared and there is a way forward.
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