All genders, religious affiliations, abilities, races, and backgrounds are welcome. Participants must be 18+ to attend.
880 Martin Luther King Junior Blvd, Kissimmee, FL 34741
2nd Tuesday of each month
2:00 - 3:30 PM EST
A peer-led group for sexual-assault survivors to get together in a non-judgmental, affirming space to connect with one another and heal together through shared lived experiences.
Social events for this group are scheduled periodically. Please check our Facebook Events
regularly for the most current events or reach out to Danielle@PeerSupportSpace.org with any questions.
I grew up believing that my body was a tool that I could use to make someone love me, quiet an argument or maintain a relationship. I grew up watching this happen in my family relationships. With this belief I was conflicted when I was sexually assaulted. I didn't know that I deserved to honor my choice to say no. I don't even think I believed I had that right. I tried to dull the pain and confusion with drugs and alcohol for 20 years. Nothing ever really changed the emptiness I held inside. I was in a domestic violence relationship for years and didn't see a way out.
Eventually, I did find my way out. After years of working on myself I have gained a sense of empowerment. I am in long term Recovery from drugs and alcohol. I have found my voice and freedom. I am living in my purpose as Recovery Peer Support Specialist. I am also very active in Domestic Violence support. I work helping other people out of the darkness every day.
I now know that I am worthy of love and respect. I know that my sexual traumas are not a reflection of who I am as a person.
I know that, for some of us, we delay getting help or support because we compare our trauma to others or rationalize our roles in what took place. I encourage you to come join us anyway. Allow us to just exist in this space of healing together.