- Survivors of Incest Anonymous
- Incest Survivors Anonymous (I.S.A.)
- Incest Resources, Inc.
- Male Survivor
- Adult Survivors of Child Abuse
- SNAP (Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests)
- Pandora's Project
- Betrayed Boys - Betrayed Alone, United Together
- Support for Partners
- Molesters Anonymous
- After Silence
- 1 in 6
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Survivors of Incest Anonymous
International. 300 groups. Founded 1982. 12-Step. Program for men and women, 18 yrs. or older, who have been victims of child sexual abuse, are not abusing any child and want to be survivors. Newsletter $15/yr., 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).
Survivors of Incest Anonymous
P.O. Box 190
Benson, MD 21018-9998
Incest Survivors Anonymous (I.S.A.)
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).
Incest Survivors Anonymous
P.O. Box 17245
Long Beach, CA 90807-7245
Incest Resources, Inc.
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.
Cambridge Women's Center
46 Pleasant Street
Cambridge, MA 02139
(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.
PMB 103, 5505 Connecticut Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20015-2601
Adult Survivors of Child Abuse
International. 11 affiliated groups. Founded 1991. 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.
The Morris Center, P.O. Box 14477
San Francisco, CA 94114-0038
SNAP (Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests)
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).
P.O. Box 6416
Chicago, IL 60680-6416
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.
Online. Moderated forum that provides mutual support for abuse survivors learning to thrive.
PO Box 2563
Cumming, GA 30028
Betrayed Boys - Betrayed Alone, United Together
Online. Provides support for male survivors of childhood sexual abuse. Welcomes partners, children, parents, siblings and friends. Chatrooms, discussion boards and resources.
Support for Partners
Online. Support for partners of those who have been sexually abused and traumatized. E-mail to access website.
National. Founded 1985. Provides support with anonymity and confidentiality for men who molest children. Use of 'thought stoppage' technique and buddy system. Groups are initiated by a professional but become member-run. Group development manual ($9.95).
c/o Jerry Goffman
1040 S. Mt. Vernon Ave., G-306
Colton, CA 92324
Voice: Dr. Jerry Goffman 951-312-1041 (leave message and return address)
Online. Provides support for rape, sexual assault and sexual abuse survivors via message boards and chatrooms.
1 in 6
Online. Providing courage, hope and stregnth 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.
P.O. Box 222033
Santa Clarita, CA 91332
Website: http://www.1in6.org and Online SupportLine: https://ohl.rainn.org/1in6/tos.cfm (24/7)
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