Welcome to Other Lives

 

Other Lives is a peer support network and advocacy organization for trauma survivors, their families, friends, and loved ones.

To get to know us better as an organization, please go to the About Us page.

Our mission is the creation of a trauma-informed world, in which survivors can expend our energy and resources on living rather than on simply surviving.

To become a part of our community, join the forum and sign up for our email newsletter for updates.

Other Lives is founded on the belief that individual healing is just one part of the challenge facing survivors today. We also need to change our laws and our culture. We are therefore committed to principles of intersectionality and social justice.

We are building a vetted resource list for trauma survivors.

We seek to model, in our own lives, the changes that we need. We seek to act differently: we seek to live more in alignment with our vision and our mission.

Learn more about Joe King, founder of Other Lives, and the survivors who volunteer as staff of Other Lives.

Other Lives is a place where it is safe for survivors to be heard.

We are boosting the voices and stories of trauma survivors through our publication at Other Stories.

What happened to you is real. We believe you. We are here and we are not going anywhere.

Thank you for being here with us.

If you have any feedback or questions about anything you find here, please contact Irina directly at: info@otherlives.org.  If you want to submit your own writing, please contact Joe directly at: joe@otherlives.org

If you decide you are interested in our work and would like to help, please check out the various ways you can support us below.

 
 
  About Us  : Who we are and what we hope to do here.

About Us: Who we are and what we hope to do here.

  About me : Read my bio and writing.

About me: Read my bio and writing.

  Joe's Very Long Walk :  Find out what motivated Other Lives' founder Joe King to undertake a 5000 mile hike and how to support him.

Joe's Very Long Walk:  Find out what motivated Other Lives' founder Joe King to undertake a 5000 mile hike and how to support him.

  Writing : Read mine and others' stories and find out how you can contribute your own.

Writing: Read mine and others' stories and find out how you can contribute your own.

  Resources : Books, treatment programs, etc.

Resources: Books, treatment programs, etc.

  The Forum : Let's talk. We're here.

The Forum: Let's talk. We're here.

  Contact us : Sign up to get new writing, updates on projects, and ideas for how you can help

Contact us: Sign up to get new writing, updates on projects, and ideas for how you can help

  Support Us : Donate. Buy something cool that we made. Support our work.   

Support Us: Donate. Buy something cool that we made. Support our work.

 

  Other Lives' Store :  Gear for trauma survivors.

Other Lives' Store:  Gear for trauma survivors.