International. 300 groups. Founded 1982. 12-Step. Program for men and women, 18 yrs. or older, who have been victims of childhood sexual abuse, are not abusing any child and want to be survivors. Free online newsletter, literature $30/13 pieces. Offers assistance in starting groups, volunteer information, referral line and speakers' bureau. Send self-addressed stamped envelope when writing (include a donation if possible). Write: SIA P.O. Box 190 Benson, MD 21018-9998 Voice: 410-893-3322 Website: http://www.siawso.org Verified: 7/26/2012
International. Founded 1980. Uses 12-step/12-traditions, principles and tools of recovery. Fellowship of men, women and teens who meet to share their experience, strength and hope so that they may recover from their incest experiences and break free to freedom and a new peace of mind. Open to anyone sexually abused as a child (abuser does not have to be a family member). Offers several packets of information, pen pals, I.S.A. E-mail Family Letter, CDs and cassettes. Not open to initiators, pedophiles, child molesters or Satanists. Provides assistance in starting I.S.A. groups. When writing send a self-addressed stamped envelope (2 stamps). Write: Incest Survivors Anonymous P.O. Box 17245 Long Beach, CA 90807-7245 Voice: 562-428-5599 Website: http://www.lafn.org/medical/isa E-mail: email@example.com Verified: 7/31/2012
Resource. Support groups in the Boston, MA area. Founded 1980. Provides educational and resource materials for female and male survivors of childhood sexual abuse, and the professionals who work with them. International listing of survivor self-help groups, manual for starting survivor self-help groups and many other resources. For complete information send self-addressed envelope with two 1st class stamps. Write: Cambridge Women's Center 46 Pleasant Street Cambridge, MA 02139 Website: http://www.incestresourcesinc.org Verified: 7/31/2012
(National Organization Against Male Sexual Victimization) National. Founded 1995. Information and referrals for male survivors of sexual assault and the professionals working with them. Conference every two years, referrals to local resources, discussion board, chatroom, newsletter, periodic regional retreats offered and online bulletin board. Write: Male Survivor PMB 103, 5505 Connecticut Ave. NW Washington, DC 20015-2601 Voice: 1-800-738-4181 Website: http://www.malesurvivor.org Verified: 7/24/2012
International. 29 affiliated groups. Founded 1993. Mutual support for adult survivors of physical, sexual and/or emotional child abuse or neglect. Encourages victims to become survivors, then thrivers. Online support group meetings, phone meetings, monthly newsletter, group starter manuals and general information. Offers assistance in starting groups. Write: Adult Survivors, The Morris Center The Morris Center, P.O. Box 14477 San Francisco, CA 94114-0038 Voice: 415-937-1854 Website: http://www.ascasupport.org E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Verified: 7/25/2012
International. 50+ affiliated groups. Founded 1988. Support for men and women who were sexually abused by any clergy person (priest, brother, nun, deacon, teacher, etc.) Extensive phone network, newsletter, advocacy, conferences, information and referrals. Information on finding support groups. Dues $25 (optional). Write: SNAP P.O. Box 6416 Chicago, IL 60680-6416 Voice: 1-877-762-7432 Website: http://www.snapnetwork.org E-mail: email@example.com Verified: 8/17/2012
Online. Founded 1999. Provides support, education and resources to sexual violence survivors and their supporters. Operates an online support group, message board and chatroom for rape and sexual abuse survivors. Offers a Sexual Assault Lending Library, which lends materials on sexual violence and recovery, free of charge. Newsletter, literature and national conference. Website: http://www.pandorasproject.org Verified: 7/2/2012
Online. Moderated forum that provides mutual support for abuse survivors learning to thrive. Write: isurvive PO Box 2563 Cumming, GA 30028 Website: http://www.isurvive.org E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Verified: 7/2/2012
Online. Provides support for male survivors of childhood sexual abuse. Welcomes partners, children, parents, siblings and friends. Chatrooms, discussion boards and resources. Website: http://www.betrayedboys.com E-mail: email@example.com Verified: 7/2/2012
International. Founded 1985. Community-based self-help program for men and women who molest children. Group development manual ($9.95). MA also offers free goup counseling on the internet. Group is for men/women who are responsible for child care such as teachers and clergy. Sessions are held every Wed. at 7:00pm PST. Detailed information regarding attendance can be obtained at Write: Molesters Anonymous, c/o Jerry Goffman 1040 S. Mt. Vernon Ave., G-306 Colton, CA 92324 Website: http://www.mutual-support-services.org E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Verified: 7/25/2012
Online. Provides support for rape, sexual assault and sexual abuse survivors via message boards and chatrooms. Website: http://www.aftersilence.org Verified: 7/12/2012
Online. Providing courage, hope and strength to men who have had unwanted or abusive sexual experiences in childhood. Helps abuse survivors to live healthier and happier lives. Provides resources for men and those who care about them. Online SupportLine: https://ohl.rainn.org/1in6/tos.cfm (24/7) Write: 1in6 P.O. Box 222033 Santa Clarita, CA 91332 Website: http://www.1in6.org E-mail: email@example.com Verified: 4/10/2012
International. 92 chapters in 14 countries. Provides for individuals who are recovering from any kind of sexual abuse, incest, child sexual abuse, rape, domestic violence and sexual assault. Help in starting new local support groups called chapters. To find an existing group in ones area click on 'Chapter Locations'. For starting new groups click on 'Start a Group in Your Area' (both on the Navigation section on the upper left). Website: http://www.thelamplighters.org E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Verified: 8/1/2012
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