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

Teal’s Story

I was raised in the Wasatch-Cache National Forest of Utah, a location with an intensely religious climate (over 90% Mormon). In the first year of my life, it became immediately apparent that I had been born with unusual talents that set me apart from other children. My parents did not understand them. But in time, […]

Amy’s Story

When I was 4 or 5 I remember it was just me and my mom, and I loved that. She paid attention to me and we had so much fun. Then she met her husband Doug. When I turned 6 that’s when things started to happen. He started to sexually abuse me on a regular […]

Ed’s Mission In Life

My mission in life….. Dear Friends and Family, You may know that I have a passion for reaching out to people in need. This seems simple enough, but I challenged myself during my current job search, and after an inspiring sermon at Forest Hill Church about Generosity through God’s grace, to figure out why. After […]

Lou’s Story

Lourdes-Anne R., born in Gibraltar and lived in England since the age of 3 and now 48 years of age. Two brothers, one older and one younger. From arriving in Gibraltar I recall my family being a bit like a ‘fish out of water’, that is to say that it always felt as if we […]

My Twisted Childhood Secret

I am turning 24 years old in about two weeks, and this feeling of guilt and shame have just recently resurfaced in a more severe way. I believe it is from being “friend requested” on Facebook by one of my “potential” abusers, who happened to be one of my cousins. The reason why I cannot […]