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Founder Of Non-profit Organization Creates Support Groups For Sexual Abuse Victims

There are more than 39 million sexual abuse victims that live in the United States. We can no longer turn a deaf ear or close our eyes and act as if it’s not happening. The cycle has to be broken to protect our children from becoming victims too.

PRLog - Nov. 23, 2011 - UNION, N.J. -- UNION, N.J.  In just five short months, Angel Wings Bridge Foundation has made a positive impact in our community by helping numerous women come forth to break their silence about being sexually abused.  Up until now, sexual abuse victims had no place to go where they could identify with other victims who share the same pain. Founder and sexual abuse advocate, Sharon R. Wells, has turned her vision and burning desire to help sexual abuse victims into a reality.  Wells, who also is a sexual abuse survivor, stated that other than church or therapy, there are no adequate resources and support available for sexual abuse victims.

Sharon is a courageous and passionate advocate who volunteers and dedicates much of her time helping victims to realize that the abuse wasn’t their fault.  After releasing her memoir/self-help book, “Without Permission – A Spiritual Journey to Healing,” in February, 2011, she received overwhelming response from women who shared they were victims too. It was at that pinnacle moment when she realized that she had to do something to help those who suffer in silence.  Wells began facilitating workshops to empower victims and encourage them to heal.  She’s stated that there have been women who’ve attended the workshops who opened up and shared about their abuse for the very first time.  She draws from her own past and candidly shares how the deep-dark secrets negatively impacted her life.  But her motto is to make lemons into lemonade, which makes her message so powerful.

“I see so many people in pain and who are suffering, which is why it was imperative for me to start the non-profit organization to link victims to resources. We are living in times where people need hope and healing.”  In light of the recent Penn State sexual abuse allegations, that should be a wake up call to our community.  The only way we are going to protect our children from becoming victims is by speaking up about this issue and stop brushing it under the rug.

She holds a special place in her heart for women in transitional facilities and who are incarcerated because she knows that many of the women ended up there because they were victims of abuse too.  Currently, she is working to bring the workshops and support groups to the women in prison as well.

Ms. Wells is the voice for the voiceless victims who suffer in silence but need to be heard. She reminds us to keep the Penn State abuse victims, and all abuse victims in our prayers during this Thanksgiving holiday.

Sharon will be releasing a beginner’s workbook for sexual abuse victims in January, 2012.  Without Permission – A Spiritual Journey to Healing paperback books can be purchased on her website for $15.00: http://www.angelwingspublications.com

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For further information about support groups or speaking engagements, please contact:

Sharon R. Wells
Angel Wings Bridge Foundation
P.O. Box 96
Vauxhall, NJ 07088
877.713.8298
http://www.angelwingsbridge.org

FOUNDER/AUTHOR BIOGRAPHY

Sharon R. Wells is an author, advocate, motivational speaker and expert in the field of sexual abuse prevention and awareness. She has written a self-help book entitled, “Without Permission – A Spiritual Journey to Healing, which illustrates her own personal experience of surviving childhood sexual abuse and the effects that it has had on her life.   She is the President and Founder of Angel Wings Bridge Foundation, a 501(c)3, non-profit organization that was founded in June, 2011.  The organization facilitates support groups, workshops, and provides resource information to anyone whose life has been affected by sexual abuse.  As a result of completing successful workshops, her organization has been contracted to do weekly support groups at faith based organizations, as well as transitional housing for women in Union and Essex Counties.  
Ms. Wells is actively working towards landing speaking engagements at high schools and colleges to educate the youth about prevention and awareness of sexual abuse.  She is confident that this information will help decrease the number of teen suicides, drug/alcohol addictions, teenaged pregnancies, gang affiliations, and the incarceration rate.

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"Inspiring souls to heal so their spirits can soar".

Angel Wings Bridge Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization that provides support and resources for victims of sexual abuse.

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