Mission: The Journey Institute, which had its start as Project Resolve, was founded in 1983 as a grass roots response to the lack of group treatment services for victims of childhood sexual abuse and their families. Childhood sexual abuse cuts across all racial, cultural and socio-economic levels. The research literature is clear that, if left untreated, the effects of childhood sexual abuse often follow a victim into adulthood. These victims suffer more depression, isolation, low self-esteem, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, suicide attempts, substance abuse problems than their non-abused peers. Additionally, adult abusive relationships, parenting difficulties, and low academic and/or professional achievement is more common with victims. The goal of The Journey Institute is to provide clients the opportunity to heal from the sexual abuse and have unlimited opportunities for growth.