Updated: Mar 2, 2022
Sharon, who is 60 and lives alone, has experienced a lot of pain in her life. Sharon has very little family support and is a survivor of childhood sexual abuse. She was also physically abused by her husband.
In 2021, Sharon began attending individual counseling, group counseling, and mentoring because she was craving connections and was experiencing loneliness, depression, and anxiety. CCC’s Norton office provides free counseling to adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse and to children who have experienced abuse and neglect.
Through counseling, Sharon is learning that her past doesn’t
define her and that she is valued.
“Although she also suffers from several medical issues, Sharon remains positive and helps her niece and her niece’s children whenever she can,” said her counselor. “Sharon wanted support and community. At CCC she found that and I am so happy to play a small role in her progress and healing."
This story was originally published in CCC's 2021 Annual Report.