EmpowerSurvivors was founded in September 2014 by Elizabeth Sullivan who is herself an adult survivor of childhood sexual abuse and trauma.On July 19, 2016 EmpowerSurvivors became a nonprofit 501(c3) organization.
Like many survivors, Elizabeth, never told of the sexual abuse that was done to her as a child by people she trusted and knew. She stayed silent until she was trigerred in her 40's and was forced to deal with the demons of childhood sexual abuse.Through extensive individual and group therapy she found the support she needed to help her on her healing journey. Although she will tell you she is still a work in progress Elizabeth now works to break the silence of childhood sexual abuse, empower survivors, educate communities on childhood sexual abuse, aid in prevention and educate others on how to recognize signs and symptoms of abuse when prevention fails.
Elizabeth is a regular radio contributor and member of the National Association Of Adult Survivors Of Child Abuse, a non-profit that addresses issues related to childhood abuse and trauma including sexual assault, violent or physical abuse, emotional abuse and neglect.You can find Elizabeth most Sunday and Tuesday nights on the NAASCA radio programs
" Community Matters" and " Stop Child Abuse Now". Visit the NAASCA page for more information about NAASCA or to see the current schedule of radio programs that air 6 days a week at :http://naasca.org/
Elizabeth is also a member of the CSA Survivor Force for the state of Minnesota.
Stop the Silence® (www.stopthesilence.org) and the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse (NAASCA, www.naasca.org) have joined in a partnership toward the development of a "Child Sexual Abuse (CSA) Survivor Force”– an initial and then expanded and expanding (locally, regionally, nationally, internationally) group of adult survivors who are coming together to present information about child sexual abuse (CSA) to the media in all regions of the U.S. and then elsewhere.
Member of the Stillwater Chamber of Commerce
Member of The Minnesota Council of Nonprofits.
Elizabeth is open to working with other nonprofits and area bussinesses to fight the epedemic of childhood sexual abuse and will discuss her experiences as a childhood sexual abuse survivor and peer support facilitator to media, schools, public forums etc. to help get the much needed discussions going. It is time to deal with this crisis that effects so many.Contact Elizabeth at EmpowerSurvivors@gmail.com or 651-300-9180 to learn more about EmpowerSurvivors or to learn more about childhood sexual abuse.
"It is my hope to eventually have EmpowerSurvivors on a ranch type setting that provides education, individual and group therapies, holistic health and a whole mind, body, spirit approach that includes an outdoor setting. Please consider a donation today to help this dream become a reality. Until then EmpowerSurvivors will continue its mission of providing support, education, and prevention" - Elizabeth
Click here to read Elizabeth's recent interview in the St. Paul Pioneer Press.
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