The Road Forward Trust is a registered charitable trust. The Trust provides peer support to male survivors of sexual abuse through empowering survivors to take back control of their lives.
At the Road Forward Trust, we are all survivors and know and understand the pain. Many of us have experienced the overwhelming feelings of shame, guilt, anger, anxiety, depression, as well as experiencing flashbacks, relationship problems and unhealthy coping strategies including alcohol and drug abuse.
International Statistics indicate that 1 in 6 males are likely to be sexually abused(unwanted sexual experience) by age 18! Anyone can be a victim of sexual abuse; boys, girls, men and women!
Survivors of sexual abuse are not weak individuals, quite the reverse. It takes tremendous courage to disclose the abuse and break the silence and shame.
We also provide support to wives/partners and whanau with information and resources to enable them to better support their male survivors.
We will listen, support and we won’t judge.