Helping ten victims of childhood abuse in London

by Aurora Foundation for People Abused in Childhood
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Helping ten victims of childhood abuse in London
Helping ten victims of childhood abuse in London
Helping ten victims of childhood abuse in London
Helping ten victims of childhood abuse in London
Helping ten victims of childhood abuse in London
Helping ten victims of childhood abuse in London
Helping ten victims of childhood abuse in London
Helping ten victims of childhood abuse in London
Helping ten victims of childhood abuse in London

Summary

James and Julie are victims of childhood sexual abuse. They suffer from anxiety and depression making it very difficult for them to hold down jobs.There are no free specialist services in London to help them so they have to find the money themselves to get support. They began counselling at the Aurora Foundation, but had to stop as they could no longer afford to pay for sessions. This project provides the means for them and eight other victims to get the help they desperately need.

$42,569
total goal
$7,649
remaining
235
donors
0
monthly donors
5
years

Challenge

The effects of childhood abuse can be profound and long lasting. Many victims suffer depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder and may have difficulty sustaining employment or forming relationships leading to loneliness and isolation. Victims can also experience addiction, self harm or attempted suicide. Many do succeed in ending their lives as they see that is the only way out of their pain. Recent research by the NSPCC indicates that 1 in 4 young people have experienced abuse.

Solution

Aurora exists to help adults who were abused in childhood. Working from premises in south west London, we provide specialist counselling, bodywork and group support services. Unlike other agencies, Aurora provides 'Therapeutic Community" care, where, in addition to personal counselling, we encourage development of social relationships via support groups and social events. Currently, Aurora does not receive funding and cannot offer free or heavily subsidised counselling.

Long-Term Impact

As the issues for victims are so deep and distressing the therapeutic work is delicate, painstaking and often prolonged. Therapists at Aurora are highly skilled and experienced health professionals - some are themselves survivors of abuse or come from families where abuse occurred - enabling a true understanding of the issues facing clients. This project will help five people, but we see it as a springboard for further financial support so we can help more victims.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

http:/​/​www.aurorafoundation.org.uk
Crowdfunding Challenge page on Aurora's website
Song for Aurora in support of our Campaign
Television, radio and press articles
The Aurora Team

Organization Information

Aurora Foundation for People Abused in Childhood

Location: London - United Kingdom
Website:
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @AuroraHealthUK
Project Leader:
Nick Gauntlett
London, United Kingdom

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