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
The long term affects of sexual violence may be difficult to face alone.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
We are here to provide resources to help on your journey to healing.
Do you know someone having a difficult time coping with life following sexual abuse or trauma? We are here to help!
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.
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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.