“This beautiful book shares stories of recovery – of journeys back from abuse and how different people approached it. The book shares stories of healing, courage and generosity that are both inspiring and humbling. They present the reality and pain of sexual abuse but, ultimately, they provide information and hope for all those who that have experienced it.
The proceeds of the sale of this book will help fund the core of Restoring Hope’s activities, which is to provide Comfort Care Packs, going out to many of the Victoria Police SOCIT units within Victoria as well as Crisis Care packs to the CASA Centre’s in Victoria. These packs contain items such as; clean clothing, toiletries, empowering statements and images colouring book with pencils and a `Hope’ teddy bear. During an already traumatic time for the victim, these packs bring some hope and knowing, that there are those that care for their wellbeing.”
The ‘Restoring Hope’ Incorporation was founded in 2014 to close the gap in service provision for young people affected by sexual abuse. Their latest community project aims to distribute books containing stories from adult survivors of sexual abuse through community organizations, local bookstores and CASA services throughout Victoria.
Available now a free ‘self-help’ directory with links & information for survivors & thrivers.
With your support, this book will deliver a pertinent message and promise of hope, support, understanding and inspiration to those who have been abused, their loved ones, and the wider community. The book containts heartfelt stories of struggles and survival success in short story format.
This literary project aims to normalize the complex emotions, experiences and very real struggles of survivors whom once felt powerless at the hands of their perpetrators. This publication flips that paradigm and empowers individuals and the community to initiate dialogue and shatter taboos surrounding domestic violence & sexual abuse.
The ‘Survivors Stories’ publication will be available for purchase via the ‘Restoring Hope’ website. Your purchase will help to restore hope in children and young people affected by sexual abuse through distribution of goods, services and funds to those in need. Alternatively, a donation can be made toward this project by clicking here.