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  • 2024 We Are HER Survivor Retreat Accepting Applications

    STEVIE CROISANT, We Are HER|Apr 3, 2024

    We Are HER, a Whitehall-Cardwell-based non-profit, is excited to announce the 2024 Survivors Retreat. The We Are HER Survivors Retreat is a five-day healing and educational experience in the mountains of Montana for ten survivors. The retreat's goal is to empower survivors through education about trauma recovery and connection with other survivors of abuse, assault, or stalking. This year's retreat will be held June 17-21, 2024. Applications to attend are now being accepted. The retreat is for...

  • 2024 We Are HER Survivor Retreat Accepting Applications

    STEVIE CROISANT, We Are HER|Mar 13, 2024

    We Are HER, a Whitehall-Cardwell-based non-profit, is excited to announce the 2024 Survivors Retreat. The We Are HER Survivors Retreat is a five-day healing and educational experience in the mountains of Montana for ten survivors. The retreat's goal is to empower survivors through education about trauma recovery and connection with other survivors of abuse, assault, or stalking. This year's retreat will be held June 17-21, 2024. Applications to attend are now being accepted. The retreat is for...

  • October is Sexual Assault Awareness Month: Healing After Trauma with Help from HER: Part II

    STEVIE CROISANT, We Are HER|Oct 25, 2023

    Even though I've dedicated my life to the concept of healing, after graduate school classes and lived experience, I realized just how hard of a topic this is to cover. It was important to me to share just how hard it is for a survivor to heal, and I hope that by learning about domestic violence, you understand how complex this topic is. In order for me to share what healing is, I decided to go inward. Here is a piece of my story. Here is what healing means to me. When I first started "healing,"...

  • The Shame Between Us: We Are HER Offers Free Online Workshop

    STEVIE CROISANT, We Are HER|Oct 25, 2023

    Join Whitehall/Cardwell non-profit We Are HER for a free workshop on unpacking shame: What we never talk about in regard to shame is where it stems from and how many of us were dealing with it at a young age. Many of us have been navigating life with a subconscious level of internalized shame. It is what keeps us in cycles and attached to relationships and places that no longer align with us. It is time to peel back the layers we have been operating with and really understand where this shame...

  • October is Sexual Assault Awareness Month Healing After Trauma with Help from HER: Part I

    STEVIE CROISANT, We Are HER|Oct 18, 2023

    We Are HER is a non-profit based out of Cardwell that helps survivors of abuse or assault heal after trauma. Today I’d like to discuss healing. While I won’t get into any explicit details on trauma, I do want to issue a trigger warning to those in the audience as I will be defining different aspects of intimate partner violence. But first, I want to start by defining what a survivor is. Before I started doing this work, I remember my college showed us a PSA of a survivor. This woman had a bla...

  • The Shame Between Us: We Are HER Offers Free Online Workshop

    STEVIE CROISANT, We Are HER|Oct 18, 2023

    Join Whitehall/Cardwell non-profit We Are HER for a free workshop on unpacking shame: What we never talk about in regard to shame is where it stems from and how many of us were dealing with it at a young age. Many of us have been navigating life with a subconscious level of internalized shame. It is what keeps us in cycles and attached to relationships and places that no longer align with us. It is time to peel back the layers we have been operating with and really understand where this shame...

  • We Are HER Retreat Assists 14 Survivors in Becoming Healed, Empowered & Restored

    STEVIE CROISANT, We Are HER|Aug 16, 2023

    Fourteen survivors of domestic violence from across the country visited Montana for a week of healing though We Are HER's annual Survivor Retreat. We Are HER is a Cardwell-based nonprofit that helps survivors of abuse or assault heal after trauma. They work specifically with survivors who are out of crisis or dangerous situations. Now entering its third season, the We Are HER Survivor Retreat is an opportunity for survivors to have explicit "permission" and time carved out to focus on...

  • We Are HER Information Lounge at Ledger May 4

    STEVIE CROISANT, Founder, We Are HER|May 3, 2023

    From Thursday, May 4 to Friday, May 5, We Are HER will run its biggest fundraiser of the year, with a goal of raising $10,000 over the two days. $10,000 is enough to fully fund 10 first-time participants and three alumni survivors through their 2023 annual survivor retreat. Because of your generosity, We Are HER can continue to make a difference in the lives of survivors. "The safest I have ever felt in my entire life was at the 2021 We Are HER Retreat," said Ana, a retreat participant. Here...

  • We Are HER Annual Retreat Applications Open

    STEVIE CROISANT, We Are HER|May 3, 2023

    The We Are HER Survivors Retreat is a 4-day healing and educational experience in the mountains of Montana for 10 survivors. The retreat’s goal is to empower survivors through education about trauma recovery and connection with other survivors. WHO IS THIS RETREAT FOR? The retreat is for adult survivors of any gender identity. Participants must be at a place in their healing journey where they are comfortable learning about trauma and participating in workshops with other survivors. This retreat is not for survivors who are in an acute stage o...

  • Save the Date To Give Big; Support We Are Her

    STEVIE CROISANT, We Are HER|Apr 12, 2023

    One Valley Community Foundation's 9th annual Give Big is almost here! From 6 PM May 4th to 6 PM May 5th, visit GiveBigGV.org and donate to the causes you care most about. Give Big is a 24-hour celebration of giving that supports over 240 nonprofits throughout the area! In just eight years, donors like you have raised over $11.4 million in unrestricted funds for local organizations. Last year alone, 6,120 donors raised nearly $2.9 million for 230 organizations. The unrestricted funds raised...

  • We Are HER Mental Health Scholarships Available

    STEVIE CROISANT, We Are HER|Mar 22, 2023

    The application for Whitehall-Cardwell based non-profit We Are HER’s Mental Health Scholarship is officially open! Here are some important things to know: Who is this scholarship for? Survivors over the age of 18 who have demonstrated a financial or economic need, have expressed a desire and willingness to seek therapy from a licensed mental health provider, have not shown or expressed that they are in immediate danger or crisis, and have articulated in their application the specific ways in which winning the scholarship would aid in their h...

  • We Are HER Mental Health Scholarships Available

    STEVIE CROISANT, We Are HER|Mar 8, 2023

    Calling all survivors. Therapy is not cheap. That's why Whitehall/Cardwell-based domestic violence and sexual assault non-profit We Are HER is offering $1,000 scholarships. We Are HER just launched our second round of scholarships to be used for professional mental health services. If you could benefit from this scholarship, please apply. We Are HER's goal is to help alleviate economic barriers and provide equitable access to therapy for one survivor who otherwise would not be able to continue...

  • We Are HER Live Podcast Fundraiser December 3rd

    STEVIE CROISANT, We Are HER|Nov 23, 2022

    It's no secret that mental health resources in rural Montana are few and far between. And in a small town like Whitehall, driving to Butte or Bozeman to access mental health services doesn't always seem worth the gas. That's where organizations like We Are HER can step in. We Are HER is a local nonprofit that helps survivors of abuse or assault heal after trauma. The organization is unique because it primarily provides online services to decrease barriers around access and the stigma of seeking... Full story

  • We Are Her Meets & Exceeds $10,000 Give Big Goal

    STEVIE CROISANT, We Are HER|May 18, 2022

    Wow! All I can think is just how incredibly powerful the We Are HER Community is. On May 5 and 6, We Are HER had our biggest fundraiser of the year - Give Big Gallatin Valley. During Give Big, we set the goal of raising $10,000 in 24 hours, which would be enough to cover 50 percent of our annual operating budget. At first, $10,000 seemed attainable. Last year, during Give Big, we had set out to raise $5,000 and ended up with just over $8,000. This year, we had four amazing local businesses...

  • We Are HER Lounge at Ledger Office This Thursday

    STEVIE CROISANT, We Are HER|May 4, 2022

    Last year, due to your generosity, We Are HER (Healed, Empowered, Restored), a local Whitehall non-profit that helps survivors of domestic violence or sexual assault heal after trauma, hosted its first survivor retreat. The retreat brought in survivors from across the country who were focused on becoming healed, empowered, and restored during the four-day healing event. The retreat week included workshops led by survivor experts from across the state of Montana. Workshops were designed to help...

  • Local Non-Profit We Are Her Offering First-Ever Mental Health Scholarship

    STEVIE CROISANT, We Are HER|Feb 23, 2022

    We Are HER, a non-profit organization based out of the Whitehall/Cardwell/Bozeman area, is offering a $500 scholarship to one survivor. It is our goal to help alleviate economic barriers and provide equitable access to therapy for one survivor who otherwise would not be able to continue with and/or seek help through professional services. WHO IS THIS SCHOLARSHIP FOR? This scholarship application is for survivors who • have demonstrated financial or economic needs. • have expressed a desire and w...

  • Landmark #MeToo Bill: Is It Enough?

    STEVIE CROISANT, We are HER|Feb 23, 2022

    On February 10th, Congress approved new legislation guaranteeing people who experience sexual harassment in the workplace the right to seek recourse through the courts. More specifically, this bill bans employment contracts from forcing people to settle sexual assault or harassment complaints through the process of arbitration rather than in court. The arbitration process almost always benefits the employer and prevents any misconduct allegations from being publicized. This measure, which is expected to be signed into law by President Biden,...

  • We Are HER Announces 2021 Retreat; Looking for Support

    Stevie Croisant, We are HER Founder|Apr 21, 2021

    Like many businesses and organizations, we had to pivot when COVID hit last year. Through our organization We Are HER, several volunteers and I had planned a five-day retreat in Paradise Valley for 15 survivors to attend. The point of the retreat? To help survivors of domestic violence or sexual assault find healing through connection, story sharing, and education about trauma. One week before we selected the 15 survivors who would be travelling to Montana to attend our retreat, the news of the...