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Purpose & vision 



To help create healing spaces for female survivors of childhood sexual abuse, to provide space for women to have a voice.


That female survivors of childhood sexual abuse have access to support and within that support find understanding and acceptance.


That female survivors of childhood sexual abuse can heal.

History of Heartfelt House

Heartfelt House is located in the Northern Rivers of NSW.


Heartfelt House was founded in 2005 by a survivor of childhood sexual abuse who, when she couldn’t find a support group, decided to start her own. The service originally started at the House With No Steps in Alstonville and subsequentially moved to the Summerland's Boy's Home Wollongbar where the service was located until 2021, at which time it moved to Lismore under the auspices of NORWACS.  

Our service delivery is based on the guidelines for treatment of complex trauma and we are committed to improving the lives of survivors in the community by providing a pathway to recovery which supports and empowers the participant to realise their full potential.

Our work also includes raising awareness of the effects of historical childhood sexual abuse in our community, advocacy for survivors, as well as research and providing an information and referral service.

The photos below reflect the changes that Heartfelt House have been through. The 2022 floods washed out our permanent home, and we are now located with the Northern Rivers Women and Childrens Services premises in Lismore.

Get in touch if you may be able to help!

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