About us

Stepping Out Program is a leader in working with adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse (CSA) and its related trauma. We work alongside survivors as a partner in their recovery and growth. We believe that every adult survivor of childhood sexual abuse and trauma should be supported through services and programs that are enduring and centred on their personal journey.

Stepping Out Program is one of only two organisations in the Sydney metropolitan area that specialises in workshops, group programs, information and advocacy for adult survivors of CSA and related trauma.

We provide a safe place for survivors to heal. We employ a trauma informed and client centred approach, collaborating with other services to address social isolation and assist with community engagement.

Our aim is to create positive change by helping clients to recognise and realise their own goals, increasing capacity for independence and empowerment.

Our vision

Together we will transform the lives of adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse

Our mission

To guide and support survivors through trauma recovery and personal growth for lifelong transformation

Our organisation

Meet the talented and passionate members of our board. Read our 2020 chair report

Why our work is so important

Statistics show that 1 in 6 women and 1 in 10 men have been sexually abused as children.
At Stepping Out we provide women survivors a safe space to address the impacts of this traumatic life event.

The impacts can greatly affect all areas of a survivor’s life and can result in social isolation, homelessness, domestic and family violence, unemployment, incarceration and substance abuse to name a few.

The impact of CSA on mental health can be long lasting and severe depending on many factors. Survivors can experience low self-esteem, depression, anxiety, PTSD, attachment disorders and relationship problems.