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nycgirl

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    New York State
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    LGBTQ Rights, Preventing Bullying & Suicide, Photography, Cooking, Watching old movies, Nature, Volunteering

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  1. Hello!

    Hi First, I want to congratulate you for trying to become a nurse, that is a very noble profession Helping people is always very rewarding I also want to congratulate you for your 4 year relationship with your boyfriend. This IS a very good place for you to be to begin dealing with your trauma. The members here are very friendly, helpful, understanding, and SUPPORTIVE. Take your time browsing the website, and feel welcome here. It is completely normal to be nervous when first becoming a member here. Hopefully, after reading posts from other members it will be helpful for you to post your own questions. There is an LGBT Questioning Forum http://www.aftersilence.org/forum/index.php?showforum=58 and also a separate Male Survivors Forum http://www.aftersilence.org/forum/index.php?showforum=93 You can only access the Password Protected Male Survivor’s Forum after you post 10 posts. If you live in the US, Same-Sex Marriage is now legal in all states Take one day at a time.
  2. Scared

    Hi Aisnz, and all of the other new members, Welcome to After Silence
  3. Hi

    Hi Tonyia, Welcome to After Silence The members are very friendly, helpful, understanding, and most important very, very supportive Please try and relax here, AS is a safe place for you to start your healing and recovery It is very common to feel nervous when you become a member here, we all felt that way when we started. Your first step towards your recovery is reaching out for support here I want to remind you to read the "Guidelines and Rules" listed at the bottom, right-side of the forums page. I hope you enjoy your stay here, and hope we can help you heal and recover
  4. Australia-wide Services

    Adventist Connect - FM - Domestic Violence -Help & Support http://www.adventist.org.au/domestic-violence-help-support Click on your location to view contacts and resources for domestic violence and abuse. New Zealand Pacific Islands · Australian Capital Territory · Northern Territory · New South Wales Queensland · South Australia · Tasmania · Victoria · Western Australia
  5. Kansas

    The above link posted by John, is no longer accurate, or the telephone numbers This is the NEW Information Wichita Area Sexual Assault Center http://wichitasac.com/ Wichita Area Sexual Assault Center works with individuals and communities through comprehensive services and education to create a culture of intolerance for sexual violence and an atmosphere of healing for those impacted by it. Location WASAC 355 N. Waco, Suite 100 Wichita, KS 67202 24 Hour Crisis Line Call us at (316) 263-3002 or toll free 1-877-927-2248 Services FREE & CONFIDENTIAL crisis intervention, support, information & referrals. http://wichitasac.com/services/
  6. Maine

    Maine Coalition to End Domestic Violence Statewide Domestic Violence Helpline Hotline - 1-866-83-4HELP Hearing Impaired: Use Maine’s Telecommunications Relay Service-1-800-437-1220 Website-http://www.mcedv.org/
  7. Maine

    Maine Coalition Against Sexual Assault (MECASA) 83 Western Ave. Suite 2, Augusta, ME 04330 Hotline: 1-800-871-7741 TTY: 1-888-458-5599 Web: MECASA
  8. Maine

    Sexual Assault Response Services of Southern Maine (SARSSM) 1-800-313-9900 SARSSM crisis info page. We provide support to all people affected by all types of sexual violence including women, men, gay, straight, young, old …. We believe that everyone has the inner strength to find their own path to healing from sexual assault, sexual abuse and any other forms of sexual violence. Our advocates are trained to respond to many aspects of sexual assault and are knowledgeable about the resources available to assist in healing. They are committed to providing non-judgmental support and guidance to assist in this healing process.
  9. Thank you for the reminder
  10. Delaware

  11. Delaware

    (Delaware) Gay & Lesbian Domestic Violence Delaware Coalition Against Domestic Violence http://www.dcadv.org/sites/default/files/pdfs/dv_gay_Lesbian.pdf
  12. Umbc1979

    Hi umbc1979, Welcome to After Silence. I am sorry that because of your past assault, that you found us, but I am very happy that you did. The members here are very friendly, understanding, and supportive. Suggestion #1, read the Guidelines and Rules located at the bottom right of the Forums page. Suggestion #2, Browse around the different Forums, and read what people are posting, as this will give you a good idea about how to begin. Suggestion #3, Posting a small description about yourself. Relax, It is common to be nervous, but you are among friends that understand what happened to you. You are safe here.
  13. New To Support Group

    Hi hope4healing, Welcome to After Silence I am very sorry about your what happened to you that brought you here. I am also very happy that your family is supportive. Many people, unless they are survivors themselves, understand how it feels to be abused. The members here are very friendly, and supportive, as we know how you feel. This IS the RIGHT place to come for Support. Take one day at a time. You CAN and WILL heal and recover. Feel free to ask any questions that you may have.
  14. Looking For Advice/support

    Thank you for your kind words You DO have a right to be upset. I still have memories of CSA that happened over 50 years ago. Rape, or any other kind of sexual abuse is NEVER the victims fault. Please DO NOT blame yourself about what happened. The key to your healing and recovery is to remember that the abuse happened in the PAST. You need to concentrate on the Present and Future Your healing will probably take some time before you recover completely. Be Strong. You CAN and WILL Recover. If you have not already done so, I would recommend that you try and find a therapist to help you with your recovery and healing.
  15. Florida

    (Gainesville)-Peaceful Paths http://www.peacefulpaths.org/ For more immediate response, contact the hotline at 352-377-8255 or toll-free 800-500-1119. Peaceful Paths provided over 7500 nights of shelter to adult and child victims of domestic abuse over the past 12 months. In addition, the agency worked with nearly 3,500 youth through violence prevention and healthy relationship skills programs to address the ongoing cycle of violence in our communities. Advocates answered 2,250 hotline calls, and provided 8,500 hours of counseling and support group education. Peaceful Paths will make every effort to provide services to eligible individuals regardless of age, race, religion, color, national origin, gender, disability, sexual orientation, gender identification, citizenship, immigration status, marital status, or language spoken. In addition, all services will be provided in compliance with the mandated services outlined in FAC Chapter 65C-6.002 and FSA 39.905. Peaceful Paths provides services for individual in need of alternative accommodations for communication, including interpreters, communication devices, alternative formats, and TTY access. The TTY phone line is the main helpline phone number – 352-377-8255. Peaceful Paths Services http://www.peacefulpaths.org/services/ Peaceful Paths provides a wide range of services, including: Emergency Shelter Support Groups Counseling Legal Advocacy Children’s Programs Economic Empowerment Help Line Victim Advocacy Transitional Housing Violence Prevention
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