Support
We are here to provide resources to help on your journey to healing. 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS 2016-2018

When survivors are believed it helps them with getting the assistance they need to begin the healing process. We consult with each survivor and help them determine their personal course to healing. We offer resources and work with them to achieve goals they set for their lives. 

Crafting a plan to healing.

Do you know someone having a difficult time coping with life following sexual abuse or trauma? We are here to help! 

Join a support group.

Empower

Identifying your path to growth.

Dr. Susan Peters, Francis Marion University- Board Chair

 Diana Murphy, Diversity Works- Vice Chairperson

Rev Derrick Cattenhead- Central UME- Treasurer

Sarah Kershner- Francis Marion University- Secretary

Les Echols- Florence Chamber of Commerce

Lorissa Evans- Florence Darlington Technical College

Amy Campbell- Florence County EMT

Support Groups for Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse held the last Tues and Thurs of each month. Dates subject to change based on holidays. Please email empoweredtoheal@gmail.com to register. Registration due at least 24 hours before the support group. Sessions are free and last one hour.  Support groups held at the new Empowered to Heal office, 525 S Dargan St, Florence, SC 29503. All support groups are kept confidential. We look forward to seeing you!

We offer mentoring and support groups for survivors who feel they may be alone following sexual trauma. 

The long term affects of sexual violence may be difficult to face alone. 
Jennifer Robinson
Jennifer believes that the struggles she faced as a sexual abuse survivor has prepared her to work in what is now her passion, Helping other abuse survivors. She is a graduate of Spelman College in Atlanta , GA and earned her Master's degree from Liberty University in Lynchburg, VA. Her travels throughout the Pee Dee and the state of SC have given her the opportunity to meet other survivors and families of survivors who want to help and be supported. 

Purpose & History

Believe