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  For Women’s Month, Freely in Hope celebrated the unique voices of our survivors and advocates! Each person plays a unique role in this ongoing battle against sexual violence.   Jewelry, a symbol of individuality and self-expression, was a focus of our most recent event: “Women’s Voice” hosted by Maggie Gunn in San Francisco! As an advocate for Freely in …

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“I would like all the women who have gone through sexual and gender-based violence to speak out about their experiences as a way healing their wounds, to encourage other women who are going through this same trauma, and to find justice.” -Eunice, Social Worker & Counselor   This month, in celebration of International Women’s Day, we launched Advocates Society! As …

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Donate before midnight PST on December 31 to make your tax-deductible donation count in 2017! Thank you for generously supporting Freely in Hope’s work this year! We are dancing with joy! – – 2017 Transformative Highlights This was truly the year of transformation for us. Take a look at everything that you helped us accomplish this year! 16 women in …

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When I was young, no one ever told me how great I can be. Nobody affirmed me of my gifts and strengths as a woman. Today, International Day of the Girl (IDG) helps reassure hundreds (even thousands) of girls—letting them know their dreams are valid… those dreams are important to me. For many of these girls, this day signifies the only …

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Dear Friends of Freely in Hope, On Saturday, August 26, 2017, we will be hosting our 7th Anniversary Gala at Dogpatch Studios in San Francisco! In addition to requesting your presence at this event, I humbly ask you, your corporation or your family to consider coming alongside us by being a Matching Sponsor for our Gala. Over 200 guests will …

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ABOUT THE WORKSHOP Art has the ability to speak meaning beyond words—expressing unspoken pain, unseen wounds, the possibility of hope, and audacious dreams. In this workshop, engage in art practices, and processes of reflection that illustrate how the intersection of art and healing leads to transformation. The Art + Healing workshop is designed for those in search of healing for …

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  Join Us! AUGUST 26, 2017 6-9 PM (Doors open at 5:30 PM)    – DOGPATCH STUDIOS 991 Tennessee St San Francisco, CA 94107 – Our 7th Anniversary Gala will bring together all of our supporters from around the country to celebrate seven years of providing holistic education for survivors of sexual violence in Kenya, Zambia, and South Africa. This …

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When people recognize that rape culture is prevalent, many ask me this question: How can I be an advocate against sexual violence?   1. Support a survivor through the healing process. 2. Maintain the survivor’s confidentiality. 3. Be patient and non-judgmental. 4. Suggest options but allow the survivor to decide what action to take. 5. Do not stay silent when …

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When people find out that I’m a survivor, many ask me this question: As a survivor, what can I do to find healing?   1. Admit the fact that it has happened. 2. Understand that it is not your fault. 2. Seek medical attention and justice. 3. See a counselor. 4. Reach out to someone you trust. 5. Join a …

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