A survivor of childhood abuse, Ann White understands firsthand the role gender-specific programs play in helping at-risk women heal from substance abuse, trauma, and mental health issues.
White, whose ministry Courage for Life exists to serve at-risk and incarcerated women, told The Christian Post that many of the women she encounters have experienced some sort of trauma at the hands of a male.
“Often, the abuse was in their teenage years, and it’s trauma they’re still holding onto,” she shared. “Sometimes, simply hearing a man’s voice is a subconscious trigger. That’s why it’s important to use gender-specific treatment.”
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