At The Younique Foundation, we believe in empowering survivors. We also believe in empowering their supporters, and this blog is for them.
It can be hard to know how to support a friend or family member when you learn that they are a survivor of childhood sexual abuse. Knowing the right thing to do or say can be difficult. The Haven Retreat is a place that has helped over 1,000 women take steps on their healing journey. If you don’t know how to help, suggesting The Haven Retreat can be a great place to start. Below are three things you can tell your loved one about The Younique Foundation and The Haven Retreat:
1. The experience is focused on helping the survivor reclaim hope and find healing.
The Haven Retreat focuses on educating survivors about the impact their abuse has had on them and gives them tools and strategies to help them heal. They’ll get to experience different types of therapies to see if one will work well for them in the long run. They’ll build a community with the other women participating in the retreat – and that support will continue after they leave.
2. It works.
Over 90 percent of our participants are still showing improvement six months after the retreat is over. They are in a better place than they were before they came. We receive Survivor Stories every day from women who participated in The Haven Retreat telling about their progress in their own words. Wherever they are in their healing journey, participating in The Haven Retreat can help.
3. It’s completely free.
Once they get to Salt Lake City, Utah, The Younique Foundation will take care of the rest. We’ll get them to the retreat and provide them with delicious food, luxurious beds, amazing therapists, and a group of women who are going through the same thing.
It’s not always easy asking for help. The survivor in your life may not know what help she needs or how to ask for it. Tell her about The Haven Retreat. She may not be ready for it right now, but knowing that something like this exists may be the comfort she needs. The fact that you care enough about her to even suggest the retreat may be exactly what she needs to take her first steps toward healing.