I approached Liz (the director of Her Voice), because I heard about her organization from a friend. My life has never been the same since I was a victim of sexual assault, and I was always too ashamed to tell anyone about it. For a long time I felt like I caused it to happen to me, or it made me "damaged goods" in some way. I was depressed and held myself back for the last several years.
I can honestly say no other person or organization has even come close to helping me as much as Her Voice. Liz helped me SO much by providing me with resources, information, and most of all SUPPORT that I couldn't find anywhere else. More than anything, I felt so loved and strong, because someone finally listened without judging me. The first thing Liz did when I spoke to her was tell me , "Everything will be okay. I know exactly what you're going through." She told me her story and struggle, which humbled me and made me realize for the first time that I wasn't alone. Liz is so kind and warm. I've never met anyone like her. She is the type of person you can call in the middle of the night and she'll be there for you. She makes you feel like you're a part of her family honestly. Being able to work with another young woman who has gone through what I went through and really understands has changed my life, because I've never been able to find that with any other organization or person, even my friends or family.
I was taught skills like self-empowerment that helped me heal, and for the first time I was able to share my story. The skills I was taught to help me heal were specially tailored for me, because Liz thinks everyone has their own path and needs and I love that philosophy. It made me feel even more like someone heard me personally finally. Being able to take back my voice and build my self confidence through the different techniques and resources I've been given has changed every part of my life. Liz has taught me, “Abuse is a parasite that feeds off hate and shame, growing in size and strength with silence." and that being able to speak up and deny my abuser that power of silence has given me the bravery to finally be happy.
Her Voice is the only organization out there that I've come across that makes you feel like they REALLY care about you and will do anything to help you. Because of their help and intervention, I have finally been able to start the healing process and have crossed milestones that I've never had the courage to cross before. They helped me TAKE BACK MY LIFE. I can't say enough good things about Her Voice and recommend it wholeheartedly to everyone. Whether you want to help a cause or need help yourself, Her Voice is the best out there. Trust me!