I went more than 15 years without telling people about what had happened to me. I had only ever opened up to my husband and a therapist about it. And, for a long time, I thought it was my fault and put most of the blame on myself. I found out about The Younique Foundation through a friend and fell in love. I decided to attend The Haven Retreat as a way to start healing, with a goal in mind to eventually be able to forgive. That retreat changed my life and was definitely a turning point in my mental health.

You always hear about it happening to other people, but to actually meet and befriend some of those women made me feel like I was not alone. And, to be able to talk openly and have other people understand exactly what happened and what I was going through made the biggest difference in the world. I encourage anyone that is ready to start their healing journey to attend The Haven Retreat.

Now, I am more comfortable talking about and sharing my story. I have a 3-year-old daughter and one on the way. I also work full time and am going back to school to obtain my B.A. and, I could not be the mother and wife I am today without beginning this journey.

-Erin, Survivor

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