Helping Women Heal From Child Sexual Abuse

"Although the world is full of suffering, it is full also of the overcoming of it" Helen Keller

Is it possible to Heal from the Trauma of Child Sexual Abuse?

My answer today is very different than it was many yesterdays ago.  Now my answer to this question, Yes Yes Yes, you absolutely can, and I'm living proof of that.   

With the right help, Survivors can be given the chance to live again, to love again, and to feel a sense of peace that they so desperately long for. 

A retreat for Female Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse changed my life, and it's time for me to pay it forward.  Today I ask you to donate to our Time To Heal retreat so we can all give the Gift Of Healing to Survivors who so despretly need it.


This Is Our Story

Two years ago our blended family of six adults and 3 children, left the city life behind in pursuit of a shared passion and a dream first realized by Crystal Wood nearly ten years ago. 

As a survivor of child sexual abuse (CSA) Crystal spent most of her adult life seeking an understanding of her trauma and the lasting consequences she wrestled with daily. It was through her healing journey that she found her passion and purpose in life. She vowed to turn all of her pain, all of her darkness, and all of her sorrow into lightness. She had no idea how or when but she knew intuitively that it was her mission in life to help other survivors heal from their pain. 

After she had the life-changing experience of attending The Haven retreat for survivors of child sexual abuse Crystal’s dream of helping survivors was finally realized. Her path to healing had become clear and she knew at that moment how she was going to help survivors. It was then that the Time To Heal Retreat and U Grow Girl was born.

What Is U Grow Girl?

U Grow Girl is our way of giving back to survivors and our community. We are a family run Social Enterprise located in Salmon Arm, BC.

Created by Survivors for Survivors.

We are on a mission to help women overcome and heal from the trauma of CSA.

Visit our website to learn more about our mission > U GROW GIRL 

What is Time To Heal 

A 5 day clinically directed retreat for female survivors of CSA that incorporates, education, somatic release techniques, proven ancient holistic healing practice, equine-assisted therapy, and a powerful survivor community.

How Will The Funds Be Used?

Time To Heal Retreat Budget (5 Days/4 Nights) (8 Survivors)

Staff Salaries/Wages: $12,746 
(Retreat Director, Clinical Director, Team Leaders, Psychologists, On Call Emergency RN)

Healing Practitioners/Contractors: $3,420
(Equine Assisted Therapy, Trauma Sensitive Yoga, Thai Chi, Muay Thai, Yoga Om, Reiki, EFT)

Retreat facility and accommodation: $5200 

Catering For All Food & Beverage: $3929

Supplies & Care Packages: $1480
(Art Therapy Supplies, Journals, Workbooks, Blankets, Closing Ceremony Gifts, Miscellaneous Supplies)

Other Expenses: $3,600
(2 SUV Rentals (transport to/from meeting location and equine-assisted therapy ranch), Retreat Insurance, Gas, Fundraising Costs, Misc.

Total Cost To Fund 1 Time To Heal Retreat with 8 Survivors Attending: $30,375

Cost To Give The Gift Of Healing For
1 Survivor: $3797

- Donation Made By The Women Who Wine Community Giving Campaign: $4240

Total Continued Fundraising Needed To Host Time To Heal: $26,135

Your support means the world to us and to survivors everywhere. 

With Love & Kindness,

Leha Marshall, Crystal Wood, Justin Marshall
U Grow Girl Co-Founders
  • Kimberly Seida 
    • $100 
    • 1 mo
  • Mario Argento 
    • $250 
    • 1 mo
  • Pascale Hansen 
    • $50 
    • 1 mo
  • Dauna Geddes 
    • $200 
    • 2 mos
  • Pascale Hansen 
    • $50 
    • 8 mos
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Fundraising team (4)

Crystal Wood 
Raised $450 from 5 donations
Salmon Arm, BC
Brenda Wood 
Team member
Raised $200 from 1 donation
Bree Blackstaffe 
Team member
Raised $70 from 2 donations
Leha Marshall 
Team member
Raised $5 from 1 donation
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