Loving my life again: Yuliana's story

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Aurora Health Care Foundation is supporting the healing journey of survivors by sharing their stories and raising critical funds for Aurora Healing & Advocacy Services. This is Yuliana’s story in her own words.

As a child, I felt that I was all alone with no one to stand up for me, to protect me, to love me. I was hurt often by the ones I trusted the most. It made me believe that there was something wrong with me, and I was ashamed to talk about my feelings.

Everything changed when I heard about Aurora's Healing Center. It was a new concept for me that there was someone who cared about me, someone I didn’t even know. With the great help of my therapist, Aaron, I learned how it feels to love my life again. He showed me how far I have already come and that I can do so much more in life if I forgive and believe in myself. I learned that I am not alone, and I became stronger.

I discovered that my true passion is giving all the love I have been collecting for so long to other people. The Aurora Healing Center showed me what true unconditional love looks like and feels like, which I will always be grateful for.

I would not be where I am today without Aurora Healing & Advocacy Services. Donations to Aurora Healing & Advocacy Services directly support counseling, emergency forensic care, the 24/7 crisis hotline and more to help survivors like me heal and thrive. 

Thank you for giving me the tools, reassurance and a safe space for me to reclaim my voice.

How you can help

Aurora Healing & Advocacy Services provides healing services for survivors of sexual and domestic violence from the point of crisis through lifelong recovery. To ensure access and privacy for all survivors in our community, services are provided at no cost and are only possible because of the generosity of donors like you. Please consider making a gift today and supporting survivors like Yuliana.

As part of her healing journey, Yuliana wrote a message of hope and strength to her younger self.

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