Every Survivor has the right to become a Thriver
We provide support, friendship and advice for adults who have been affected by childhood abuse. If this is the first time you have visited this site, and would like to learn about HAVOCA, feel free to browse around and explore our hundreds of useful pages about the road to recovery.
HAVOCA’s ethos believes that every single victim of abuse has the ability to survive and lead a more fulfilling life.
Every Survivor has the right to become a Thriver.
For some time now our ethos at HAVOCA has been ‘Every Survivor has the right to become a Thriver.’ These very words cause some pretty powerful reactions. Visitors to the site appear to like the phrase, but are confused by its meaning. The sentence represents a place where they want to be, but they are at a loss as how to get there. Members of our site seem to suffer the same confusion. Although they can associate with the words ‘victim’ and ‘survivor’ they tend to lose perspective of what it would be like to ‘thrive’. Some members even refuse to believe it is possible to thrive, almost as if surviving is all that is possible. And why shouldn’t surviving be a good place to be?
HAVOCA’s ethos, ‘Every Survivor has the right to become a Thriver’, isn’t supposed to dictate a route for your journey, it isn’t even supposed to inspire you on that voyage. The phrase simply gives you the right to be whatever you like, whenever you want to be it. There are no time limits or milestones to achieve on the healing path. Each day can be taken one step at a time; no one will criticise or comment if you stand still for a while, you can even look back if you like. Your journey is ‘yours’ and yours alone; however, here at HAVOCA, as you take each step, we’ll be here right behind you.
Our mission statement:
To be the best resource for adult victims of child abuse available to anyone, worldwide. HAVOCA.