WELCOME

Welcome to Healing Encouragement where the goal is to facilitate a safe environment to vent, get educated, share your testimony, prepare a plan, report abuse, and have access to the resources that are around you and nationwide. All who enter have the option to remain anonymous. This is about healing and providing survival tools that will help you make moves toward freedom and restoration with No Pressure! The choice to leave has to be YOURS! This is a safe place and Healing Encouragement is about building relationships with survivors of abuse and for those who are in abusive relationships and environments that need support.  The hope is to make all aware that Women, Men, Young, and Elderly are all victims of abuse and how as a society we can help.  Being molested, beaten, sold, abandoned, starved, and broken-hearted by the loss of children to the system or death should not be overlooked.  It is time for there to be a real help for those who want to get out and stay out and have barriers such as fear, no resources, and no support to leave.  On this site, you are seen, heard, felt and you are not alone.

Deuteronomy 31:6 

Be strong and courageous. Do not fear or be in dread of them, for it is the Lord your God who goes with you. He will not leave you or forsake you.”


 

MISSION

The mission is to help you to get to a safe place. Healing encouragement will encourage, comfort, and give advice to individuals in need, our Abuse Support Network is designed for Women, Men,, Youth, and the Elderly.  Everything we do is founded on our core belief that no one should ever feel they are alone. We all have our own life’s journey, but the path shouldn’t be a lonely one especially if you are fighting to live. Our commitment is to provide a safe space for sharing, listening, learning, and supporting each other. What you say, think, see, hear and feel matters!

Isaiah 61:1 

The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me because the Lord has anointed me to bring good news to the poor; he has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to those who are bound;

 
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TESTIMONIES

Testimonies are so powerful because they help others to know that if you survived the abuse then so can they!  Are you willing to share your Testimony to help someone else? If so you can do it here and you have the option to remain anonymous. Thank you in advance for sharing your story!

Psalm 107:1-2 

Oh, give thanks to the Lord, for he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever! Let the redeemed of the Lord say so, whom he has redeemed from trouble

My testimony

 I am the Founder and CEO of Healing Encouragement and I am a survivor of physical, mental, emotional, and sexual abuse. Abuse for me started as a young child when I was molested by a family member. As a teenager, I was raped at a house party by someone I knew.  At 17 I had two children while living in a drug-infested environment. I was sold to a drug dealer who beat me for more than 2 years and during that time my youngest child died. 

These are just some of the abusive moments from my life and if it had not been for GOD, counseling, and a great support system I would not be here today.  I know what it's like to be hurt by people who are supposed to protect you.  I know the pain of hearing people say just leave and they don't understand how it feels to call out for help and get rejected by people who are afraid to get involved.  I understand the strength and courage it takes to leave everything and start over and it's even harder with children. 


DV shelters and Programs have classes that taught me how to set boundaries, implement self-care, attain school and career goals, identify safe people, and take back control of my life by making decisions for myself. I created Healing Encouragement to help the hurting and with the help of GOD heal the broken hearted and set the captives free!

 

RESOURCES

 

SUPPORT SYSTEM

The purpose of having a great support system is so that you don't feel like you're going through life alone. Receiving help can make a large difference in your life, and help can come in ways you wouldn't expect.

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COERCIVE CONTROL

 
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STATISTICS

 
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DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

Domestic violence is violent or aggressive behavior within the home, typically involving the violent abuse of a spouse or partner.
Between 960,000 and 3,000,000 incidents of domestic violence are reported each year, while many other incidents go unreported. It is estimated that more than ten million people experience domestic violence in the U.S. each year.

CHILD ABUSE

Child abuse is when a parent or caregiver, whether through action or failing to act, causes injury, death, emotional harm, or risk of serious harm to a child. There are many forms of child maltreatment, including neglect, physical abuse, sexual abuse, exploitation and emotional abuse.2.9 million cases of child abuse are reported every year in the United States.

SEXUAL ABUSE

Sexual abuse is sexual behavior or a sexual act forced upon a woman, man, or child without their consent. Sexual abuse includes abuse of a woman, man or child by a man, woman or child.Nearly 1 in 5 women (18.3%) and 1 in 71 men (1.4%) in the United States have been raped at some time in their lives, including completed forced penetration, attempted forced penetration, or alcohol/drug facilitated completed penetration.

ELDER ABUSE

Elder abuse is the mistreatment or exploitation of senior citizens -- can take many different forms. Instances of elder abuse range from the infliction of physical harm to the use of fraud or coercion to extract financial or material gain from vulnerable seniors.
Approximately 1 in 10 Americans aged 60+ have experienced some form of elder abuse. Some estimates range as high as 5 million elders who are abused each year. One study estimated that only 1 in 14 cases of abuse are reported to authorities.

STALKING

Stalking is the act or crime of willfully and repeatedly following or harassing another person in circumstances that would cause a reasonable person to fear injury or death especially because of express or implied threats. A crime of engaging in a course of conduct directed at a person that serves no legitimate purpose and seriously alarms, annoys, or intimidates that person
Stalking is often considered to be aggravated when the conduct involved also violates a restraining order protecting the victim.
More than 60% reported the person stalking them was a current or former partner. 44% reported the person stalking them was a current or former partner.

EMOTIONAL ABUSE

Emotional abuse is any abusive behavior that isn't physical, which may include verbal aggression, intimidation, manipulation, and humiliation, which most often unfolds as a pattern of behavior over time that aims to diminish another person's sense of identity, dignity, and self-worth, and which often results in anxiety. For emotional abuse, prevalence rates were high, averaging around 80%; 40% of women and 32% of men reported expressive aggression, and 41% of women and 43% of men reported coercive control.

IPV

Intimate partner violence as "any behaviour within an intimate relationship that causes physical, psychological or sexual harm to those in the relationship

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