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Hope of Survivors
February 17, 2011

I was a victim of clergy sexual abuse about six years ago. For many years I blamed myself for everything that occurred. I ran across The Hope of Survivors through a counselor's recommendation. THOS has been an excellent source of information and comfort to me. Not only did THOS help me understand that the abuse was not my fault, but they have helped me heal from this situation through the love and support that everyone has shown. I have found that the people are extremely supportive and always willing to help me during my struggles. The website provides lots of great information about clergy sexual abuse and I have referred nearly my entire family to the website to help them understand what I have been through because my words would not be adequate enough for them. It is sad that THOS needs to exist, but there is such a need for them. I can only hope that they will continue to provide support and comfort to the hundreds of victims that are sure to come their way in the coming years.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I have personally experienced THOS' love and support because they have walked through my healing process with me. They have offered prayers on my behalf and they have offered encouragement whenever I needed it. I am able to utilize the information on their website to help others around me understand what I have been through as well.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Allow more financial support so they could continue to reach out to those who need them the most whether this be through more organizations in different countries or more conferences.

MY ROLE:
Client Served & I received a support system and information from THOS.

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