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Group helping to empower survivors of sexual assault, abuse

It’s called the House of Loveillionaires
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Posted at 4:20 PM, Mar 01, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-01 19:26:45-05

RIVIERA BEACH, Fla. -- A Palm Beach County group is working to empower young women and help survivors of sexual assault and abuse.

It’s called the House of Loveillionaires and founder Sabrina Harris calls herself a survivor.

"My personal story hinges on date rape at an early age and it culminated into a domestic and violent relationship,” she recalled.

It took years for Harris to talk about that abuse. Now she helps other women navigate away from a path of self destruction.

"It's the love joy, peace, hope all of those things that money simply can't buy,” Harris said.

She started Loveillionaires in 2013 and now she has nine board members. Together they travel to local schools and hold seminars to empower women of all ages. Most recently they held a ‘queenism’ event.

"The pearls of wisdom as I call them of how you dress and how you carry yourself,” she said. “The life skills the basics because nobody really ever taught me that."

Harris believes by teaching women self-worth it can help them challenge those looking to take advantage of their situation.

"We are building each other up instead of tearing each other down,” she said.

Harris calls her clients her roommates. She and her board have built a theoretical house with rooms of healing whether it be through yoga, meditation or counseling. She is working to make sure no stone goes unturned.

"Getting it to the young people and making sure they come and getting it to the adults and the victims and making sure they come,” Harris said. “Not necessarily that any service is trampling over one another because they are all pretty much defined and designed uniquely. But they all serve a purpose."

Harris says she’s working to make her house of healing a reality. A place where people can go for counseling, yoga, meditation and wellness.