The Mission of Because She Is... was to provide a location for victims of sexual, physical and emotional abuse to go to that is run solely by survivors. Because She Is...wanted a place any victim or survivor could go, comforted in the knowledge they are speaking to survivors who have experienced the thoughts and emotions they are trying to resolve. Similar to AA, Because She Is... wanted victims of trauma to know they have a growing support system.
Now located in Sayreville, NJ, Marilyn’s Place opened their doors September 4th.
Our long term goal is to open more locations and begin chapters in other towns that meet on a regular basis and are accessible to all. Our fundraising efforts for our Sayreville location include raising enough money to have an on staff trauma clinician for those who cannot afford professional therapy as well as to insure members are speaking to a clinician who specializes in trauma.
Our ultimate goal? To help victims understand that one, or even several traumatic experiences, do not have to define how they see themselves or define their lives.