Resources to Help Sex Abuse Survivors

Resources to Help Sex Abuse Survivors

Awareness Center:
The Awareness Center is an international organization dedicated to addressing childhood sexual abuse in Jewish communities around the world. They offer information and resources, and in the near future will have their first international conference, and develop a healing center.

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

Broken Spirits Network:
Broken Spirits Network is an online community and support group that focuses on aiding both current and past victims of child abuse, sexual abuse, and domestic violence. The Broken Spirits Network provides a comprehensive state by state list of shelters, hotlines and organizations that can provide help for potential victims.

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.

The Innocence Mission:
The Innocence Mission is a non-profit organization dedicated to the eradication of Child Sexual Abuse in all its forms throughout our society. By fundamentally shifting societal perception and changing the public dialog that surrounds it, we will be able to end the horrific cycle of abuse.

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

Making Daughters Safe Again (MDSA):
Members-only chat room and message board for adult women who were victims of mother-daughter sexual abuse. Opportunity for women to share their experiences, tears, and thoughts in order to help the healing process. Public forums, pen pals, information, resources, artwork, and advocacy.

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.

Move to End Violence:
Move to End Violence (MEV), a 10-year program of the NoVo Foundation, is designed to strengthen the collective capacity to end violence against girls and women in the United States.

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.

Portland Women’s Crisis Line (PWCL):
Founded in 1973, the Portland Women’s Crisis Line (PWCL) was one of the first five sexual violence crisis lines in the United States. PWCL provides services to the Tri-county area made up of Multnomah, Clackamas, and Washington counties, and its toll-free number can be called from anywhere in the state. PWCL is not just a social service agency; it is a social change organization. We believe that domestic and sexual violence are widespread in our society. Our purpose is to not only those who experience violence, but also to end the oppressions and violence which them to seek out our services.

Saisian – Survivors of Sibling Sexual Abuse:
Saisian provides information on sibling sexual abuse for parents who know or suspect there is sibling abuse in their family and want to do something about it.

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.

Springwater Pilates & Body Reconciliation:
Springwater Pilates’ mission is provide a quiet, safe and private space for all levels to enjoy the benefits Pilates can bring for greater stamina, vitality, and joy! Cristi Dillon, founder of Body Reconciliation Project, offers one-on-one body reconciliation sessions.

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 Art Foundation:
Dedicated to encourage healing through the arts, Survivors Art Foundation is committed to empowering Trauma-Survivors with Effective Expressive Outlets via Internet Art Gallery, Outreach Programs, National Exhibitions, Publications and Development of Employment Skills.

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, Inc. – Victims of Incest Can Emerge Survivors:
VOICES is an international organization providing assistance to adult victims of child sexual abuse. They help victims become survivors and create accurate public awareness of the prevalence of child sexual abuse, its impact, and ways in which it can be prevented or stopped through educational programs.

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