the Hope of Survivors

Resources
Additional places to go for help or infomation about clergy sexual abuse/misconduct include:

Office for Victims of Crime—Directory of Crime Victims Services

Baylor University—Clergy Sexual Misconduct Prevention

GRACE (specifically for child victims)

Tamar’s Voice

FaithTrust Institute

Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests

Report COGIC Abuse

Focus Ministries (Support for Pastors’ Wives)

Safe Passage Foundation (Resource for victims of sexual abuse within cults)

Spiritual Abuse Recovery Resources

SafeNet

Journey Free

Sounds of Encouragement (Articles)

Mikele Rauch

Safe Place Services (in Australia)

Minster and Clergy Sexual Abuse Survivors (MACSAS)

Survivors Awaken the Church (blog)

Additional resources by denomination:

Baptist General Convention of Texas

United Methodist Church

Virginia Conference United Methodist Church

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints

The Episcopal Church

Mennonite Central Committee

Unitarian Universalist Association

To find a therapist or counselor online, please go to:

Jennifer Schwirzer—Licensed Professional Counselor

American Association of Christian Counselors

eCounseling.com

North American Division of Seventh-day Adventists Family Ministries

Find-a-Therapist.com

Therapy Consumer Guide

99 Top Professors in Counseling

To get help for suicidal thoughts & behaviors, self-abusive patterns, or assistance with medical/pharmaceutical issues, please go to:

The Samaritans (UK Suicide Hotline): Call 08457 90 90 90

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline or call 1-800-273-8255

SAFE (Self-Abuse Finally Ends) Alternatives: Call 1-800-DON’T-CUT (1-800-366-8288)

Community Resources (women’s resources, suicide hotline, etc.): Please check your local phone book under the headings of “Health & Human Services” or “Psychiatric Emergency 24-Hours.”

The Support Network (Canada)

Support for Male Victims of Sexual Abuse
Note: These resources may or not specifically address abuse of men/boys by members of the clergy.

Men Can Stop Rape

Male Survivor—Overcoming Sexual Victimization of Boys and Men

Sexually Abused Men by Richard Gartner, Ph.D.

Sexual Abuse of Males by Jim Hopper, Ph.D.

1in6, Inc.

Intimate Partner Abuse Against Men (Public Health Agency of Canada)

Victoria (Canada) Men’s Centre

Dr. Jaime Romo

Support for Adolescent Victims of Sexual Abuse
Note: These resources may or not specifically address abuse of adolescents by members of the clergy. Many of these programs will also treat juvenile sex offenders.

Residential Treatment Programs for Youth (PDF File)

Parents for Megan’s Law

To find state laws regarding the sexual abuse of adults or children by clergy, or for legal assistance, please go to:

Nathan’s Voice

Kelly Clark (Child Sex Abuse Attorney)

Trentalange & Kelley, P.A.

The Bernstein Firm P.C.

Nix, Patterson & Roach, LLP

Adults Abused By Clergy

Jeff Anderson & Associates, PA (Nationwide)

Victim Law (Office for Victims of Crime, U.S. Department of Justice)

Hiroshima, Jacobs, Roth & Lewis

John Ray and Associates

Legal Match

Hindson & Melton LLC (Atlanta, GA area)

The Law Offices of Erika E. Cole, LLC

FindLaw

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