Sunday, December 24, 2017

A Year In Review- Happy Holidays From Elizabeth Sullivan And The EmpowerSurvivors Organization!

Happy Holidays From All Of Us At EmpowerSurvivors!

Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas
to our EmpowerSurvivors family,
donors and supporters!

As the 2017 year comes to a close I want to thank all of you that have dared to give voice to the abuse
done to you as children. This has been an incredible year for voices coming together. The tides are
slowly changing and we can do so much more when we unite and support one another on our
healing journey's.
Teddy Bear Park- Stillwater,MN

I also want to thank all of our wonderful donors that help keep the EmpowerSurvivors mission going
and have aided in so much healing.We surely wouldn't be able to survive as an organization without
the donations of awesome individuals like you, so thank you so very much. Thank you for being in
partnership with EmpowerSurvivors as we work towards a day when children can grow up without
molestation and abuse.

My hope for survivors is that they embrace their authentic selves and are able to break the bonds of
shame and blame that were never theirs to hold on to. As we enter into 2018 know that
EmpowerSurvivors is dedicated to uniting survivors, giving voice to the epidemic of childhood sexual
abuse and prevention and protecting future generations from this soul killing crime. If you are a
survivor we walk with you. You are not alone and know that our doors are always open to you to join
our survivor family and mission.

Over the last year I have been honored to meet with fellow survivors and share in their stories and
healing journeys. It is such an unbelievable honor to sit with a fellow survivor as they put words to their
experience. Even more exciting is seeing these survivors evolve from victim, to survivor to thriver.
To date we are pleased to say that our survivor family has grown to over 1200 members.
Between the online groups and offline groups we are empowering and supporting those who suffered
childhood sexual abuse at the hands of people they trusted.

As we look to 2017 coming to a close and entering 2018 I can’t help but look at our successes, learn
from any failings and look to the future with hope. In the last year we have secured an office space in Stillwater,MN., held our first “open house”, taken part in the “Take Back The Night” Event in Riverfalls, WI., enjoyed a “Cheers and Beers” EmpowerSurvivors fundraising event at our local Lift Bridge Brewery, attended sexual assault training with the MNCASA organization, spoke with the Lake Elmo Auxiliary at their monthly meeting to share the story of our founder, Elizabeth Sullivan, and the EmpowerSurvivors organization, discussed with community members the epidemic of childhood sexual abuse and prevention, spoke before the Minnesota senate and house committees, met with the Washington County Sex Trafficking Unit and assistant prosecuting attorney, met with officials from the Washington County Jail, spoke with survivors nationwide, held our 2nd annual “Giving Voice” conference , worked with local advocates and nonprofit agencies that focus on child abuse and prevention, took part in the Washington County “Connect” groups that work to find ways to improve mental health for our school aged kids and community members, connected with local business owners, continued our radio presence as a weekly host and panelist for the NAASCA radio programs “Stop Child Abuse Now” and “ Community Matters”, attended the “UnChained” celebration dinner for survivors completing the "In The Wildflowers" program in Wyoming,MN, expanded our online and media presence, spoke with local therapists to help them better understand the mind of a survivor, reached out to area churches to educate members of the epidemic of childhood sexual abuse and much, much, more!
Giving Voice - EmpowerSurvivors 2017 At The Grand Banquet Hall

Join Us In 2018

In 2018 we will continue our mission to support male and female survivors of
childhood sexual abuse , educate communities, reduce the rape and molestation of children,
and break the silence that allows childhood sexual abuse to go on for generations.

New in 2018 !

This February 2018 we look forward to launching “ The Way”, a new EmpowerSurvivors pilot program that will take survivors through a 13 week DVD/workbook series developed by Julie Woodley and The Restoring The Heart Ministries "In The Wildflowers program".
This class , co-facilitated by a licensed therapist and survivor will be held Saturdays beginning in February and is limited to 8 survivors. Due to this being a pilot program the price to this 13 week class is reduced to $65.00 per participant. Price includes workbook.
*It is highly recommended all participants attend individual therapy with a licensed professional while attending this program as material can be triggering.
* Must register*


Thursdays -

EmpowerSurvivors peer group for male and female adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse.

 Please contact Elizabeth at 651-300-9180 before attending first meeting.
 Cost : Suggested Donation of $5.00

Saturday, February 3, 2018 -
Launching of “The Way” A 13 week DVD /workbook program
for adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse.
Please contact Elizabeth at 651-300-9180  to register.
Cost : Pilot Program $65.00

Thursday, April 26, 2018 -
Take Back The Night!  Details coming soon!

November 2018 -
3rd Annual Giving Voice Event. Details coming soon!

More To Come!!

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Donations can be sent to:
1940 South Greeley
Suite 210
Stillwater,MN 55082