CSA – The Reality in our Society

Many organisations involved with childhood sexual abuse (CSA) focus on the children. This is vital. However, the long term trauma of CSA cannot be overlooked and this is where Stepping Out focuses – on adult survivors who often don’t disclose their abuse for decades – the average being 25 years.  The facts are shocking yet motivating, for there is so much more we as a society can do to support and help transform the lives of adults who have endured sexual abuse as children.

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Stepping Out Social is starting this Friday 12-2pm for lunch at 453 Parramatta Rd, Leichhardt. Fridays will be a social occasion with lunch and perhaps a walk or swim or movie.

Stepping Out Social is starting this Friday 12-2pm for lunch at 453 Parramatta Rd, Leichhardt. Fridays will be a social occasion with lunch and perhaps a walk or swim or movie.

 

Stepping Out’s Local Hero – Bev Lange

It is with immense pride and gratitude for all the votes that came from near and far, that we can announce Bev Lange has won a 2019 Westfield Local Heroes Award. Thanks to our extended community and to Bev’s tireless commitment to wellbeing and harmony, Stepping Out has secured one of the coveted $10,000 prizes to expand our Women’s Social Inclusion Group.  Now with your support we are keen to match that amount and grow the group even further.

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Stepping Out Social is starting this Friday 12-2pm for lunch at 453 Parramatta Rd, Leichhardt. Fridays will be a social occasion with lunch and perhaps a walk or swim or movie.

 

Beyond CSA – Related Traumas For Adult Survivors

The confronting events surrounding Childhood Sexual Abuse in the last few months have created a feeling of insecurity around the world. And whilst the focus in the news tends to be on the physical abuse that happened to these people historically, the lifelong impact of this trauma is what these survivors battle with every day and is what Stepping Out views as its purpose to help support and manage in their lives. Read More

Stepping Out Social is starting this Friday 12-2pm for lunch at 453 Parramatta Rd, Leichhardt. Fridays will be a social occasion with lunch and perhaps a walk or swim or movie.

 

Stepping Out’s Local Hero – Bev Lange

It is with immense pride, we announce our very own Bev Lange was recently shortlisted as one of 6 finalists in the Westfield Local Heroes 2019 Competition.  Bev’s relentless commitment to social well being and harmony in her community is undeniable.  Bev’s nomination is not only deserved but now needs your vote to see her selected as one of 3 winners who can secure a much needed $10,000 for Stepping Out. Read More

You can vote for Bev Lange, Westfield Local Hero here

Voting opens 30th July 2019 and closes 12th August 2019

 

CSA in the news

The recent Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Childhood Sexual Abuse shocked and appalled the world but has also lessened the stigma around CSA as more survivors come forward to seek help and share their stories. Read More

 

Welcome new Executive Officer – Pamela Brown

Hot-off-the-press: along with a new rebrand and focus, in January we appointed five new Board Members and our new Executive Officer, Pamela Brown. Pam comes to us after 10 years as Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Kookaburra Kids Foundation. Read More


Contact us or reach the office on  9550 9398 if you’re interested in joining us. By expressing interest, you’re not obliged to turn up every week as we understand some days are tougher than others. Rather, we see our programs as opportunities to get out of the house, meet like-minded women, have some lunch and maybe pick up some life skills.