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Welcome to Healing Encouragement Abuse Support Network!  Our goal is to facilitate a safe environment for the abused 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.”


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;



Support systems play a crucial role in our lives, providing a safety net during difficult times and helping us navigate through life's challenges. Whether it is friends, family, or professional networks, having a strong support system can alleviate stress, promote mental well-being, and enhance overall happiness. These networks offer emotional support, lending a listening ear and offering advice when needed. Additionally, they provide practical assistance in the form of helping with daily tasks or sharing responsibilities. Moreover, support systems act as anchors during times of crisis; their presence can provide reassurance and stability when everything else seems uncertain. They also foster personal growth by encouraging individuals to pursue their passions and dreams while offering encouragement along the way. Ultimately, these connections remind us that we are not alone in this journey called life and that there are people who genuinely care about our well-being.


Getting out of the abusive situation is the first step toward healing and moving on in your life, but unfortunately, your work doesn't end there. Once you are physically safe and secure, it is a good idea that you seek professional help for any abuse-related difficulties you may develop. Taking care of our mental health is just as important as looking after our physical well-being. Mental healing plays a vital role in maintaining overall wellness and living a fulfilling life. When we prioritize our mental health, we allow ourselves the opportunity to heal from emotional wounds, develop resilience, and build healthy relationships. By engaging in activities like therapy, meditation, or self-reflection, we gain invaluable insights that aid in understanding ourselves better and navigating through life's challenges. Mental healing allows us to address underlying issues such as anxiety or depression and develop effective coping mechanisms. It enhances our ability to communicate effectively, manage stress levels, and maintain a positive outlook on life. Simply put, mental healing is not only about surviving but also thriving – it empowers us to become the best versions of ourselves and leads to a more joyful existence.


The effects of emotional abuse can be painful and destructive, both in the short and long-term. Survivors are often plagued by low self-esteem, anxiety, depression, and feelings of helplessness.Emotional abuse is a form of manipulation that seeks to undermine a person's self-esteem and sense of self-worth, typically through constant criticism, belittlement, and humiliation. Unlike physical abuse, which leaves visible scars, emotional abuse often occurs behind closed doors and its effects can be difficult to detect. Understanding emotional abuse requires recognizing the subtle signs - the demeaning language, the withdrawal of love or affection as punishment, or the gaslighting tactics that make the victim question their own sanity. It is vital to realize that emotional abuse is not just an occasional outburst of anger but rather a consistent pattern of behavior aimed at controlling and degrading the other person. By educating ourselves on this topic, we can better support those who have experienced emotional abuse by validating their experiences and providing them with resources for healing and empowerment.


If you're looking for some tips on how to steer clear of an abusive relationship, I've got your back. First and foremost, trust your gut instincts. If something feels off or makes you uncomfortable, listen to that little voice inside you. It's important to establish boundaries right from the beginning and communicate them clearly with your partner. Don't be afraid to say no or express your opinions in a respectful manner. Keep an eye out for any signs of controlling behavior or manipulation – red flags like isolating you from loved ones, constant criticism, or extreme jealousy should not be taken lightly. Remember, a healthy relationship is built on equality, respect, and communication. Surround yourself with supportive friends and family who uplift you and encourage personal growth. Lastly, educate yourself about what constitutes a healthy relationship; understanding the warning signs will help you identify potential abusers early on and avoid getting involved in anything toxic. Staying in an abusive relationship does not mean the victim is weak or stupid. Abuse is about control — physically, emotionally, verbally, financially, or sexually.


C2C Coaching is a re-vamping program designed to coach you on recognizing, enhancing, and utilizing the power within you. We offer directly guided coaching through the use of various techniques that you will proceed to work on in your own time with a personalized workbook designed to guide you further through this very personal journey,

When it comes to helping victims of abuse, lawyers can really play a crucial role. They're like superheroes with legal knowledge and stuff! These amazing individuals are well-versed in the ins and outs of laws regarding domestic violence, sexual assault, and other forms of abuse. They use their expertise to guide victims through the often-complicated legal process, making sure their rights are protected and giving them a voice when they need it the most. These lawyers offer support and empathy to survivors by providing them with information about available resources such as counseling services or shelters that can help them heal both emotionally and physically. They also fight tooth and nail to secure restraining orders against abusers, ensuring the safety of their clients. And if things go to court, these rockstar attorneys represent victims, presenting their case persuasively so that justice is served. Let's give a shoutout to these heroes in suits for fighting for those who have been wronged! This team of Lawyers are Navigating Child Sexual Abuse: and are A Resource for Survivors and Their Loved Ones!



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 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 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 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 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 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.


The underlying motive behind intimate partner violence is to dominate the victim's thoughts, emotions, actions, and overall well-being. It is crucial to understand that this problem can affect anyone regardless of their gender or sexual orientation. Victims often face immense challenges when seeking help due to fear or shame associated with reporting such abuse. By shedding light on this issue and promoting awareness through open conversations, we can work towards eradicating intimate partner violence and creating safer environments for all individuals involved in these harmful relationships.


Financial abuse refers to the deliberate manipulation and control of someone's finances, often perpetrated by a person in a position of power or trust. This form of abuse includes actions such as stealing money or assets, coercing the victim into giving up control over their financial resources, preventing them from accessing funds or bank accounts, or excessively monitoring their spending. Financial abusers may also exploit their victims through fraudulent schemes, deceptive contracts, or coercive loans that are impossible to repay. The consequences of financial abuse can be devastating; it can leave victims financially dependent and trapped in dangerous situations. Despite being less visible than other forms of abuse, financial abuse is a serious issue that affects individuals across all demographics. It is crucial that we raise awareness about this form of abuse and support victims in reclaiming their financial independence and security.

Helping Hands


In the states below are the following services:

  • Emergency shelter is for survivors who are in immediate danger — this is typically short-term housing in a communal setting at a secure location.

  • Counseling and/or support groups

  • Legal advocacy helps with advice in how to file a protective order or handling court appearances and much more.

  • Community advocacy can help connect survivors with other programs in the community that can help rebuild their lives like childcare, employment resources and permanent housing.

  • Transitional housing is longer term housing, such as apartments that are available for one or two years.


Some, but not all, community programs also offer:

  • Battering intervention programs for abusers

  • Assistance for immigrants to self-petition their immigration status under VAWA

  • Customized or culturally specific services for communities of color, deaf, and teen


If you’re unsure of the services which are available in your community, email Healing Encouragement and we can help you locate and learn about the resources that are available to you.





























New Hampshire

New Jersey

New Mexico

New York

North Carolina

North Dakota





Rhode Island

South Carolina

South Dakota





Virgin Islands



West Virginia



United Kingdom

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