Resources to Help Sex Abuse Survivors

Resources to Help Sex Abuse Survivors


Bishop Accountability:
On-line source of documents regarding Catholic priests accused of abuse, sex abuse within the Catholic Church, and investigative reports.

Call to Safety:
Founded in 1973, Call to Safety, formerly the Portland Women’s Crisis Line, was one of the first five sexual violence crisis lines in the United States. Call to Safety provides services to the Tri-county area of Oregon made up of Multnomah, Clackamas, and Washington counties, and its toll-free number can be called from anywhere in the state: (888) 235-5333.

CARES Northwest:
CARES Northwest is a collaborative, community-based medical program for the assessment, treatment, and prevention of child sex and other abuse. We provide a safe, child-friendly environment for the assessment of children for whom there are concerns of physical or sexual abuse, neglect and exposure to domestic violence.

Child Abuse Watch:
Child Abuse Watch is a resource center for learning about Child Abuse awareness and prevention.

Children’s Center:
Located in Clackamas County, Children’s Center’s mission is to support and medically children who are suspected victims of sex abuse or neglect.

Darkness to Light:
Darkness to Light exists to empower adults through awareness and educational programs to prevent, recognize and react responsibly to childhood sexual abuse.

GRACE: Godly Response to Abuse in the Christian Environment:
GRACE is a non-profit organization made up of multi-disciplinary professionals who seek to educate and empower the Christian community to identify, confront and respond to the sin of child abuse.

I Survive:
I Survive is a website for survivors of abuse, and a community coming together beyond painful pasts into a lighter future.

Male Survivor:
Male Survivor is committed to preventing, healing, and eliminating all forms of sexual victimization of boys and men through support, treatment, research, education, advocacy, and activism.

Ms. Foundation for Women:
Through support of grantees at the local, state and national level, and by advocating for change, the Ms. Foundation is helping advance prevention policies that hold leaders accountable and ensure that children are safe in the places they live, learn and play.

Oregon Abuse Advocates and Survivors in Service (OAASIS):
OAASIS is a coalition of individuals and organizations dedicated to increasing public awareness of the realities of childhood sexual abuse, to supporting and empowering survivors of such abuse, and to advocating for strong public policies and laws aimed at preventing it.

Revenge Porn: informative article
This lengthy article explains what revenge porn is and how to protect yourself from becoming a victim. It also describes recent research on revenge porn and law enforcement efforts. Finally, it provides ideas and resources for victims of revenge porn and sexploitation.

SNAP: Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests:
SNAP is a self-help organization of men and women who were sexually abused by spiritual elders (priests, pastors, brothers, nuns, ministers, teachers, etc). Members find healing and empowerment by joining with other survivors. SNAP is an all-volunteer group with local chapters throughout the United States and Canada.

Statute of Limitations Reform:
Concerned citizens working towards the extension and/or removal of civil statutes of limitations for child sexual abuse. By allowing access to the courts, we can ensure that victims will get the justice that they deserve.

Survivors of Incest Anonymous:
A 12-step, self-help recovery program modeled after Alcoholics Anonymous. There are no dues or fees. S.I.A. is for men and women, 18 years and older, who were sexually abused as children.

Survivors of Educator Sexual Abuse & Misconduct Emerge (SESAME):
SESAME works as a voice for the prevention of sexual exploitation, abuse, and harassment of students by teachers and other school staff.

Together We
Together We Heal is a network linking abuse survivors with no-fee counseling and other resources. Organized by David Pittman, Together We Heal is spreading worldwide.

Voices in Action:
Voices in Action is nonprofit organization that works to provide protection and safety from sexual abuse and violence by supporting survivors.

This list contains third party information not created or approved by Dumas & Vaughn, LLC. Links are for information only and are not necessarily recommendations or endorsements by Dumas & Vaughn, LLC.

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