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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 ($22). 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: 9/10/2013

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: 7/16/2013

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

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, monthly newsletter, group starter manuals and general information. Offers assistance in starting groups.
Write:
Adult Survivors of Child Abuse
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: 7/16/2013

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: bblaine@snapnetwork.org
Verified: 7/16/2013

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 and http://www.pandys.org/forum
Verified: 7/26/2013

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: 9/13/2013

After Silence

Online. Provides support for rape, sexual assault and sexual abuse survivors via message boards and chatrooms.
Website: http://www.aftersilence.org
Verified: 7/26/2013

The Lamplighter Movement

International. 92 chapters in 13 countries. Support for individuals who are recovering from any kind of sexual abuse, incest, child sexual abuse, rape, domestic violence or sexual assault. Help in starting new local 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: 9/3/2013

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