New abuse survivor NPO opens

2017-02-14 06:01
Julie Muir Vivier has launched an NPO, The Julie Muir Vivier Anti-Abuse and Empowerment Trust to assist those in need. Photo: SUPPLIED

Julie Muir Vivier has launched an NPO, The Julie Muir Vivier Anti-Abuse and Empowerment Trust to assist those in need. Photo: SUPPLIED

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HILLCREST mother of two, Julie Muir Vivier, is a businesswoman who has worked in both the corporate and non-profit sectors for more than 25 years.

Her areas of expertise include financial management, governance, corporate report writing, fund-raising, communications and marketing, focusing of elements of social development issues, child abandonment and HIV management.

She has used her experience as an abuse victim and launched an NPO, The Julie Muir Vivier Anti-Abuse and Empowerment Trust, to assist those in need.

Through the NPO there will also be national support groups, Survivor and Victim for Survivors and Victims.

“The groups are led by survivors of abuse across the country and will be held every two months in various cities. The aim of the meetings is to assist others with referrals to services that may be required and to provide a compassionate and caring space to listen or share circumstances.

“The inaugural launch meeting will be held on Saturday, 25 February in the Upper Highway area and will be facilitated by myself.”

Further meetings will be undertaken by other survivors. Victims and survivors of abuse over the age of 18 are invited to attend, however, space is limited to 20 per meetings.

Confidentiality and security are of the utmost importance and venue, details and bookings for the initial meeting can be discussed Vivier on or by phoning 071 316 9783.

Attendance is free, however, donations to the work of the Trust are welcome. - Supplied.

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