Survivors of child sexual abuse need a safe, non-judgmental, encouraging space where they feel accepted, and understood and this is what we endeavor to provide at Meant To Rise.

At Meant To Rise, survivors can connect with like-minded people who are all seeking to feel stronger, are working towards loving themselves more and living happier lives. Others who also want to do life with someone who knows what they are going through. Come along and feel like you belong, where you feel understood, and never left to feel alone again.

Call us on 0480 173 527 to find out how we can help you.

Romecca Sawers, Founder of Meant To Rise talks about the impact of child sexual abuse and the importance of healing.


What We Do

We support survivors of all ages, genders, and ethnicities who have been sexually abused as children.

We are a community of healed survivors and passionate individuals working together to help keep children safe and encourage healing for survivors.


Meant to Rise offers drop in support, support groups, counselling, referrals, advocacy, workshops, and programs focused on personal growth, and development for survivors and their families/support networks. Our people/survivors and their families/supporters gain skills to achieving and maintaining a sense of wellbeing, greater health, and better relationships.

We fully support “our people” who come from all walks of life, are culturally diverse with so much to offer the world, and present with different needs based on their own experiences.

At Meant To Rise we care for each person and understand that you may have had to face some extremely difficult times and making positive decisions may not have been easy as a result of the sexual abuse. We are here to support your turn around goals for a better life so you can make more positive choices that will benefit you and your loved ones long-term.

We respect your unique needs and are here to listen to what you need most right now, and what you are ready for as you choose from our variety of Empowerment focused services.

We offer

  • Drop in support
  • Monthly support groups
  • Counselling (immediate support)
  • Healing programs and therapies
  • Spiritual support
  • Advocacy support
  • Referrals


We are committed to

  • Acting with integrity and in good faith
  • Treating everyone with dignity and respect
  • Standing united against injustice for justice
  • Listening intently without judgment and with support
  • Taking action as individuals in our community, impacting the world
  • Being the loud voice that speaks life and truth resulting in generations of change.

Call us on 0480 173 527 to find out how we can help you.


Our Vision

We will put STOP the existence of child sexual abuse.  We will speak empowered and take action all around the world to end the hurt forever.

Our Mission

We support individuals who have been affected by sexual abuse to strengthen and feel confident within themselves to achieve positive outcomes, gain more peace of mind, and become empowered to identify and manage healthy relationships that benefit themselves, their family, and their community.

Support Programs

All in house and fieldwork is delivered with a Person Empowerment Centred focus for optimum success.

‘This Is Me’ Support Groups

We offer separate Men’s and Women’s groups to provide free support where survivors can come along and share what’s current in their walk as a survivor over a cup of tea. We endeavour to provide positive content and forward direction of discussion to allow individuals to walk away feeling more empowered. Each support group provides on-going support and social interaction, beneficial for healing.

‘Empowered Me’ Program

This combination of workshops is focused around personal growth, encouraging independence, building confidence, and becoming empowered as a survivor of child sexual abuse. We incorporate sensory stimulation activities both indoors and outdoors from art therapy, to mindful nature excursions, butterfly enclosures, sensory-specific rooms and more, all beneficial for healing, self-connection, and greater sense of purpose in supporting survivors. The list below are workshops that survivors can choose based on whats most important to them.

  • Self Care and Reconnect to you
  • Developing and Maintaining Healthy Relationships
  • Goal Setting and Future Planning step by step
  • Stress Management – prioritisation and self regulation
  • Easy Parenting – Pre-baby to teen years
  • Positive choices after traumatic and addictive lifestyles
  • Cooking, and Eating for Better Health
  • Prep to writing your storybook
  • Empowered skills to become confident communicators
  • Money Management – Less spending more savings

‘Hear Me ROAR’ Program

A program for those who want to find and build their inner roar so that they can tell their story in confidence, with strength, and without fear. This is useful for survivors who may be starting their journey of telling their story but want to tell it not as a victim but as an empowered woman or man.

Drop In Support

For those days when you just need someone to talk to and figure out where to next so you can get back on track.


Our counselling services encourage further breakthrough because we understand it is hard doing it alone

Spiritual Support

This is optional for anyone wanting support at a different level.

Advocacy Support

For help with reporting abuse, government agency dealings, further education planning, court appointments, filling out forms because we know how overwhelming and long these can be for you.


We can assist with referrals to agencies, schools, and organizations that complement your goals and choices, who are also aligned with the core values of Meant To Rise and are able to assist you further in your goals.


Our guidance will give you the ability to self regulate through simple techniques to help reduce the stress and overwhelm to increase more feel great moments no matter the chaos. Less overwhelm, more balance and knowing how to keep the life you feel best about. For example….how to stay calm when you feel like things are just not going your way and all the wrong buttons are getting pushed and all you want to do is scream aaaahhh!!!!!

You Can Achieve;

  • Increased Confidence
  • Know more of who you are and what you want
  • Continuous healing
  • Overall Self connection
  • Increased Self Worth
  • Able to better organize and manage things in your life
  • A more Positive Mindset
  • A greater sense of purpose
  • Increased Peace and Calm for mental clarity and improving concentration
  • Expressing yourself more authentically to you
  • A greater love for life beyond the abuse
  • Achieving goals
  • An Overall sense of general wellbeing
  • A Reduction of overwhelm
  • Having Better relationships with your children, partners, and other support networks
  • Opportunity to explore hobbies that you love, what interests you and that you are great at doing, and where to start first.
  • A clearer picture of where you want to go and what you want to do in life

All of these things are within your reach, and it’s your choice.

Receive guidance from experienced professionals and volunteers at Meant To Rise who are on hand to support you no matter what stage you are at on your journey. Every member, staff, and volunteer are dedicated to supporting you through each step forward, becoming empowered for you first.

You deserve to be happy
You can achieve more
You are possible

Call us on 0480 173 527 to find out how we can help you.


Our Impact

The best way to see the impact of what we do is to watch these short stories from our clients.

This brave and inspirational survivor talks about her years of sexual abuse from early childhood and the long term impact on her mind and body, and how it all changed when she found Meant to Rise..

A parent talks about an event that changed her family forever, and the struggles she experienced as a mother of an 8-year old girl that was sexually assaulted by the son of her best friend..

What People are Saying

“Meant to Rise is run by a beautiful lady with a beautiful heart. There are and will be so many lives impacted, and changed by this organization and the astounding works they do.
Thank you!”

Tanya, Director - AG Lifestyle Solutions

“The Director of Meant To Rise is an aspiring women who wants to help those who have been in the same situation as she has and I believe this charity is definitely one that is needed for both men and women to heal through what they have been through! “

Amanda, Director - Tullawong Properties

“Meant to Rise is more than an organisation, it’s a way to live. Through Meant to Rise you will be encouraged and equipped with tools to overcome life’s obstacles and live with renewed purpose!
Keep up the great work you do.”

Jane, Director - One Salt Water

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We are always on the lookout for enthusiastic volunteers with great people and organisational skills or excellent phone ettiquette. Please send us a message if you would like to help in any way or if you need someone to call you to discuss a confidential matter.