the Hope of Survivors

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)

My Voice Back (Canada)

Tamar’s Voice

FaithTrust Institute

Shema Koleinu (for Jewish adults abused by clergy)

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)

Department of Defense Safe Helpline (for those abused by military chaplains)

Spiritual Abuse Recovery Resources


Journey Free

Sounds of Encouragement (Articles)

Mikele Rauch

Safe Place Services (in Australia)

Minster and Clergy Sexual Abuse Survivors (MACSAS) (in the UK)

Survivors Awaken the Church (blog)

Compassionate Cup Ministries (Canada)

Additional resources by denomination:

Baptist General Convention of Texas

United Methodist Church

Virginia Conference United Methodist Church

Southern Baptist Convention

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:

Counselor Spreadsheet (We are adding to this list frequently as we contact counselors around the country.)

City Gate Life Recovery Center

Jennifer Schwirzer, LPC

American Association of Christian Counselors

Stacey Lebowitz-Levy (

North American Division of Seventh-day Adventists Family Ministries

99 Top Professors in Counseling

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

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

Rutgers Online Guide for Suicide Prevention

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

Suicide Awareness & Prevention

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)

DrugWatch (Sometimes medications, perhaps taken for depression or anxiety during abuse, may have adverse side effects. This web site provides helpful information about medications that may cause suicidal ideation or actions. Please talk to your doctor about your medications.)

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

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

How to Prevent Child Abuse: The Definitive Guide

The Gatehouse (Canada)

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

Crew Janci LLP

Abuse Guardian

Nathan’s Voice

Kelly Clark (Child Sex Abuse Attorney)

Trentalange & Kelley, P.A.

Mark M. Bello (Attorney)

Morgan & Morgan Law Firm

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)

Legal Match

Hindson & Melton LLC (Atlanta, GA area)

The Law Offices of Erika E. Cole, LLC


Denmon & Pearlman

McPhadden, Samac, Tuovi & Haté LLP (Canada)

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The LORD is nigh unto them that are of a broken heart...Psalms 34:18