Together We Heal

Together We Heal is for any who suffer from the trauma of Childhood Sexual Abuse. We are here to provide a safe forum for survivors of abuse to share, learn and heal, give direction to those seeking guidance and to expose sexual predators for what they are and their methods of getting into our lives.


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What is Most Personal is Most Universal : The Never-Ending Nightmare.

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I felt my wrists being held down. And then my ankles. I was trying with all of my might to get away, but I couldn’t. Then I saw his face hovering over mine and realized he was going to do this again. I screamed and screamed hoping someone would hear me but no matter how hard I kicked and fought and cried out I couldn’t escape and no one came to help me. I began yelling louder and trying to rip away from his grip around my hands and feet. But he was bigger than me so I couldn’t move. I continued screaming, “NO! NO!”…
and then in an instant I was awake, still screaming, “NO!”
Thankfully my wife Linda was there to calm me and let me know it was ok. She spoke in the sweetest voice, “you’re awake now and I’m here, it’s ok my love.”
I was awake, but I felt far from ok at that moment. It’s times like those that make it seem like I’ll never really be “ok”. Even though I believe I am better now than I have been in previous years, its how I feel at times, still. I know that I am on healing path because of the love of my family and friends. But damn it to hell, how I wish the one that caused this could feel the terror he’s caused. Just for a while, I wish Frankie Wiley would feel the terror he caused to that little boy…and to the untold number of other little boys he sodomized and raped.
My faith teaches me there’s a life after this one, and for those like Frankie, what awaits them is what they deserve. But for me, for most of us, it’s simply not bad enough…
As I told a fellow survivor tonight, the reason I write about what I’m experiencing is with the hope that someone else who is feeling the same way will see they are not alone.
As I once heard stated and finally found attributed…
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Support Group for Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse

We have some exciting news for survivors living in the Treasure Coast area of South Florida. Starting Thursday, April 16th, we will be holding a monthly support group for survivors of childhood sexual abuse. The treasure coast is made up of North Palm Beach, Martin, St. Lucie, and Indian Counties. This includes cities from Sebastian and Vero in the north, through Fort Pierce, Port Saint Lucie, Jensen Beach, Stuart, to Jupiter, North Palm Beach, Palm Beach Gardens, and Riviera in the south. It’s the area marked in red on the map below. The group will meet the 3rd Thursday of every month.

**UPDATE**  OUR NEXT MEETING IS JUNE 18th 

Here in the USA, 1 in 4 girls and 1 in 6 boys will be sexually abused by the age of 18.

Tragically over 90% of those abused had this happen at the hands of someone they knew, trusted or loved. Seldom, if ever, do they report this most heinous of crimes against a child.

If this has happened to you or to someone you know, please understand and pass along this simple message…

…you are not alone. They are not alone.

Help is available right here in your neighborhood.

Please contact “Together We Heal”, “Mary’s Shelter of the Treasure Coast” or “SNAP-Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests” and we will provide the time, date and location.

Working together, survivors of this crime can have a life of dignity and hope. Together, we can truly heal and provide shelter for one another.

Together We Heal

David Pittman – 754-234-7975

Linda Pittman – 772-985-9056

together-we-heal.org

 

Mary’s Shelter of the Treasure Coast

Kim Martin-Gaudet – 772-223-5000

maryssheltertc.org

SNAP

Barb Dorris – 314-503-0003

snapnetwork.org

 

 

 

Copyright © 2015 Together We Heal, Inc.