Alive at Last staff and volunteers use a trauma-informed approach to help victims stabilize and feel safe. Victims are encouraged to heal from abuse in their past, but we allow them to decide when they are ready to step into a healing journey. We encourage people to move from victim to survivor to a place where they are thriving. This victim-centered approach allows them to choose if they would like to start with “Healing from the Past” curriculum such as Mending the Soul or Forgiving Forward.
Volunteers lead and participate in small groups to support survivors in their healing journeys. These small groups allow survivors to share their stories with others who care. This may be the first safe environment the survivors have experienced. Mending the Soul curriculum helps survivors understand abuse, shame and the path to forgiveness. Being part of a loving supportive community is life changing.