Angie initially found it terrifying to connect with others in her community because many people in her community had harmed her in the past. When she left exploitation and trafficking, a group of church women reached out to her, but she was skeptical at first. However, these women were consistent, patient, and gentle in their approach, which allowed Angie to open up to them and take risks with others. As they consistently showed up for her, Angie learned to care for herself and discovered a whole world of people who genuinely cared about her. Her extended community included her therapist and support groups, and she also found a survivor community with others who had similar lived experiences. Angie encourages others to take risks and allow others into their lives for a rewarding and beneficial healing journey.