Survivor Support

YOU ARE

NEVER ALONE

We are survivors for survivors.

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You did it. You survived. You’re trying to get your life back on track, but you feel alone. You feel misunderstood. Your abuser’s voice echoes in your mind. Survivor sisters and brothers, you are not alone. Your BTSADV family is here for you every step of the way.

JOIN THE RIGHT COMMUNITY FOR YOU

WE CONNECT SURVIVORS FROM ALL WALKS OF LIFE

Survivor Sisters

We have numerous programs created for our Survivor Sisters. Connect with women around the world.

Survivor Brothers

We work to support our Survivor Brothers and are constantly growing our Brother network.

LGBTQ+

We support the unique challenges that our LGBTQ+ survivor community faces.

Need someone to talk to?

Our helpline is available to all survivors that would like to speak with a Survivor Sister or Survivor Brother. The BTSADV Helpline is available every day from 8 am to 5 pm PST at 1-800-787-3224. Our helpline IS NOT a crisis hotline. If it is an emergency, please contact the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-787-3224 or call 9-1-1.

SURVIVOR STORIES

A Survivor’s Story

“I remember sitting in health class listening to a guest speaker talk to us about abusive relationships, “that couldn’t happen to me”, I thought to myself.”

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A Survivor Story

It’s been like a horror movie and I’m the only witness. Everyone thinks I’m crazy. I’ve lost everything and anyone I ever loved or cared about. I’m all alone. I was in the hospital for a month. I voluntarily admitted myself into the psychiatric ward because the pain has been terrifying me.

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When It’s A Cop…

“Hon, you’re not going to like what I have to say, and I don’t like having to say it. You can go to Internal Affairs and report that piece of s***. But he is a sergeant, and you are a rookie still on probation and a woman. Your word against his and you will probably be fired.

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Rebuilding and Grateful But Still Afraid

She was fourteen and naive; fifteen and damaged; sixteen and broken. By seventeen, she’d lost her soul with nothing left to believe in. Having lost friendships, hopes, and respect, she blames herself. Deep down, there is nothing left – no voice; no will to live. Afraid that she’ll never be strong enough, she attempts to rebuild, but the wounds haven’t healed yet.

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