A key part of truly finding freedom from all forms of abuse is shedding any victim postures and taking an honest self-inventory in order to address behaviors and trauma that is keeping someone vulnerable to abuse. At Stepping Stones, our advocates help adults take a look at these areas and help families take control of areas in life they can control, and learn to let the rest go.

Adults who have participated in Stepping Stones programs are asked to take an anonymous survey upon completion of the program to provide feedback on how they feel their lives have improved since graduating. From January – June 2020, those who participated shared:

  • 100% reported:
    • They have increased knowledge of domestic violence and its effect on their lives.
    • They have increased knowledge and understanding of violence, abuse, and neglect’s effect on their child’s life.
    • They are confident they will remain free from abuse when they leave SSA.
    • They feel their safety has improved, even after leaving SSA.