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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:
SIA
P.O. Box 190
Benson, MD 21018-9998
Voice: 410-893-3322
Website: http://www.siawso.org
Verified: 7/26/2012

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: 7/31/2012

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.
Write:
Cambridge Women's Center
46 Pleasant Street
Cambridge, MA 02139
Website: http://www.incestresourcesinc.org
Verified: 7/31/2012

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: 7/24/2012

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
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: 7/25/2012

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).
Write:
SNAP
P.O. Box 6416
Chicago, IL 60680-6416
Voice: 1-877-762-7432
Website: http://www.snapnetwork.org
E-mail: snapblaine@gmail.com
Verified: 8/17/2012

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: 7/2/2012

isurvive

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: isurvive@hushmail.com
Verified: 7/2/2012

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: 7/2/2012

Molesters Anonymous

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: jerrygoffman@hotmail.com
Verified: 7/25/2012

After Silence

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

1 in 6

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: info@1in6.org
Verified: 4/10/2012

The Lamplighter Movement

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: margie@thelamplighters.org
Verified: 8/1/2012

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