Stephanie's Story

We believe that hearing the stories of survivor is crucial to the goal of changing how the violence responds to violence, crime and trauma. Listen to Stephanie’s story to hear how so may could have helped but the stigmas we have around abuse, the sex industry and people with troubled histories can be highly misread. As we dive into childhood trauma, loss and abuse we find more and more that many victims have PTSD and mass amounts of unresolved trauma making it more difficult for officers and legal systems to assist in a way that helps these women. Together we can change the way we RESPOND. Together we can do better. We thank you for taking the time to get in this fight with us. Because of men and women like you, we will change the system.

Stats for Stepahanies story:

People who have been sexually assaulted are more likely to use drugs than the general public.11

  • 3.4 times more likely to use marijuana
  • 6 times more likely to use cocaine
  • 10 times more likely to use other major drugs