Our Voice: Wellness & Advocacy for Survivors

When our voices remain silent and our truth

unspoken the quality of our lives can suffer…


The Our Voice workshops provide opportunities for those most impacted by sexual and intimate partner violence to connect with others in their situation, develop their leadership, and work together for change.

Preservation Self-Care and Advocacy Circle 

Survivors, who are well out of crisis, are invited to attend this self-care and advocacy circle. Through engaging and creative activities we will cultivate continued courage, self-compassion, connection and advocacy.

Check back soon for our next Preservation Circle event!

Unlearning Not to Speak: Tools for Writing About Your Survivor Story

She must learn again to speak
starting with I
starting with We
starting as the infant does
with her own true hunger
and pleasure
and rage.

-Marge Piercy

During this interactive workshop we share, use play, and practice writing techniques to “unlearn“ ways not to speak.

Check back soon for our next session of Unlearning Not to Speak!

Telling This Truth: Preparing to Share Your Survivor Story

“And then our speaking out will permit other women to speak, until laws are changed and lives are saved and the world is altered forever.” – Audre Lorde

Join us for this seven-session program designed to help you prepare to share your survivor story in the community as part of HopeWorks’ Speakers Bureau.

Check back soon for our next session of Telling this Truth! 

HopeWorks Speakers’ Bureau 

Including the voices and real-life experiences of survivors is crucial to ending sexual and intimate partner violence.  Members of our speakers bureau tell their truth, giving voice to the pain and suffering, as well as to the strength, resilience and recovery that many survivors experience.

Invite us to speak at your church, school, or social/community groups. Together we can change the conversation.

For details on how to schedule a speaker for your event please call the Community Engagement Department at (410) 997 – 0304.

The Programs for Survivors series is an educational/wellness program and is not intended to replacement or to be a substitute for counseling. With notice, childcare may be available.