✍️RNS | "Jules Woodson and tech exec team up to help abuse survivors get therapy and heal"
Jules Woodson, an advocate for abuse survivors, is launching a new initiative to help survivors obtain therapy access, as reported at RNS:
“The nonprofit will fund six sessions of counseling for abuse survivors through a partnership with Thriveworks, a counseling practice that provides in-person and online therapy. Survivors can get assistance through the Help;Hear;Heal website, which will link them to Thriveworks.
Abuse survivors often face challenges in getting the help they need, said Todd McKay, founder and CEO of Help;Hear;Heal. There’s often a great deal of shame and trauma when they come forward about abuse and the headaches of navigating the health care system, where insurance doesn’t always pay for counseling.
Some survivors, especially younger people still on their parents’ insurance, may not be ready to reveal that they have been abused, he said.
“Our model is, we’ll deal with insurance later,” said McKay. “Let’s give you the support you need immediately to help.”