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Review for Hope of Survivors, Sonoma, CA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

My daughter was the victim of Pastoral Abuse (indecent assault) from the Youth Leader at our Church - he was 24 years her senior. He adamantly denied being involved with anyone else ... since she spoke out at least 17 other victims have stepped out of the woodwork .... victims over 25 years, including minors. His Church and most of his immediate family whom we trusted and loved like family refuse to accept his Pastoral Abuse and instead have turned their ire onto us who they now choose to see as his and their abusers. Hope of Surviours almost literally saved our sanity and spiritual life ... to know that we were not alone, not making more out of the issue than was really warranted, and that this man has (he is still in denial) serious mental health issues and poses a real danger to our Community was just wonderful. I thank God for the organisers of Hope of Survivors.

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

The wider Church Community organised education seminars and public awareness programmes about Pastor Abuse and how to keep our children and young people safer from predators.

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

Have more field workers ... there is so much work to do in this field!

Role:  Client Served & My family, wider Church Community, and I received wonderful support, education and guidance from this group.