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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 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:

Survivors of Incest Anonymous

P.O. Box 190

Benson, MD 21018-9998

Voice: 410-893-3322

Website: http://www.siawso.org

Verified: 2/5/2013

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).

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: isa@lafn.org

Verified: 2/7/2013

Male Survivor

(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: 2/5/2013

The Morris Center's Adult Survivors of Child Abuse

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, P.O. Box 14477

San Francisco, CA 94114-0038

Voice: 415-937-1854

Website: http://www.ascasupport.org

E-mail: info@ascasupport.org

Verified: 1/9/2013

SNAP (Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests)

International. 65+ affiliated groups. Founded 1988. Support for men and women who were sexually abused by any clergy person (priest, brother, nun, deacon, teacher, rabi, scouting and any institutional setting.) Extensive phone network, newsletter, advocacy, conferences, information and referrals. Information on finding support groups.

Write:

SNAP

P.O. Box 6416

Chicago, IL 60680-6416

Voice: 1-877-762-7432

Website: http://www.snapnetwork.org

E-mail: snapdoris@gmail.com

Verified: 1/30/2013

Pandora's Project

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: 2/14/2013

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.

Website: http://www.betrayedboys.com

E-mail: admin@betrayedboys.com

Verified: 2/12/2013

After Silence

Online. Provides support for rape, sexual assault and sexual abuse survivors via message boards and chatrooms.

Website: http://www.aftersilence.org

Verified: 2/14/2013

The Lamplighter Movement

International. 92 chapters in 13 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: margie@thelamplighters.org

Verified: 1/15/2013

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