“Thank you, Safe Harbor”

I had been with him for over four years, and the first two years were our honeymoon. A trip out of town, lunch, dinner, bills paid, clothes, jewelry and his undivided attention at any time. Everything a lady would have wanted from a man she thought was just hers. This...

Survivor love letters

The group also drew a mandala to represent their healing as a “journey to the top.”Recovering from the emotional toll of experiencing sexual assault can be difficult, and no one should have to go through it alone. Safe Harbor supports survivors of sexual...

Jennifer’s Story

After someone experiences sexual assault, the emotional and psychological impact of that trauma can be much more devastating than the physical injuries. It’s common for a survivor of sexual assault to feel alone, afraid, anxious or sad. They may also feel guilty,...

Maria’s Story

  Maria is a 65-year-old Hispanic woman who transformed her life with the support of Safe Harbor’s adult counseling program. Maria relocated to Virginia six months ago to flee her abusive husband of 18 years. She came to Richmond to live with family, and a...