The abuse I suffered is now just an old wound scarred over, but it will always be there. In my effort to help and support other women, men and children through their healing, I have started A Way Out. The mission of A Way Out is to educate, empower and help victims of sexual assault and abuse evolve and become survivors.
A Way Out and it's members want to thank everyone who donated their time and resources to the 1st Annual Educate and Empower Event, held last April, in recognition of National Sexual Assault Awareness month. With your help and generousity, we surpassed our goal of raising $5,000.00. We raised over $7,000!!! These funds allowed us to purchase a computer. We were intending on purchasing a printer, but one of our supporters generously donated one! The additional donations are being used to help us complete our curriculum and get in front of schools and organizations. We have been working hard on the curriculum and Karen has been getting out speaking with multiple media outlets and has been invited to speak at Forest View Hospital multiple times as well. She has also been featured in Womans Magizine (see it here) Karen and A Way Out were also featured on Fox 17. Watch the video here. Currently, we are joining the YWCA to work on the newly formed Sexual Abuse Task Force (SAPAT), the Kent County Sexual Assault Prevention Action Team. We will keep you updated on this exciting team! We are looking for any photos of the April event, if you have any or know someone who may have photos that they can share, please contact us.