Personal Stories

Within each victim of child sexual abuse there lies a story. It is a story that has severely impacted who we are today. We are family, friends, associates, employees, and our stories bring hope to those who are at every stage of their journey of recovery. So many of us have never told our story because we thought no one would believe us. Maybe we thought that it was our own fault that these vile events happened to us and that there isn't any point in reliving them. It is BECAUSE of these thoughts that we need to break the silence and share our experiences. From each other we will draw inspiration and courage and from that courage we will gain a voice that will be heard by other victims to inspire them on their journey to recovery. Sharing your story will not only help others; it will help you! . To read the entire story, simply click on its title

Collateral Damage

Collateral Damage Victims of childhood sexual abuse, too numerous to count, come in all religions, all nationalities, all ages, and all backgrounds. Childhood sexual abuse has no color or religious prejudice, targets no special income group, and plays favorite with neither male nor female. The lingering tragedy remains with its victims for life, no matter […]

Terrible Nightmares

I always wondered why Dad did the things he did to me (us), was it my fault? Did I do something to entice him? I kept the secret until just recently. I have terrible nightmares. And I thought that was all it was until one day my sister said “Sorry honey that was not just […]

Friend of a Survivor

Friend of a survivor, As a friend of a survivor you go through a lot of thinking and reflecting. You wonder Why? How come? You wonder how this could have happened to him. Then you stop and think that he wasn’t sexually abused as the man I know today, but as the child I never […]

Son of a Female Survivor

My experience is that I was about 10 or 11 when my mother began to experience memories and pain. For a while it was really bad. I realize now that people going through what my mother went through might seem crazy to people that haven’t lived through very traumatic experiences. Part of my experience was […]