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sacred-Sexually Abused Children's Relief Endeavor

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Human Services, Philanthropy, Victims Services

Mission:  

sacred provides immediate assistance to families experiencing hardship due to the sexual abuse of a child. Our goal is that financial concerns not be an impediment to the successful completion of the legal process.

Results: In 2017, we have granted over $88,400 to 45 families with a total of 113 children.

Target demographics: Families with child sexual abuse victims

Direct beneficiaries per year: 52 familes with grants in excess of $82,400

Geographic areas served: USA

Programs: We provide grants to Child Advocate approved families in need of immediate financial aid due to the sexual abuse of a child.

Community Stories

32 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

1 Meg McNelly S.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

SACRED-Sexually Abused Children's Relief Endeavor is a unique nonprofit, unlike any other in that it provides financial resources directly to families impacted by child sexual abuse. They do this in partnership with Child Advocacy Centers. When a family experiences the trauma of child sexual abuse, their journey has just begun in navigating the judicial system and most often face the significant and immediate loss of financial stability. This is where SACRED steps in. By working with Child Advocacy Centers that apply for a SACRED grant, SACRED provides the necessary and immediate financial resources to help the family through their trauma. The officers of SACRED receive no financial compensation for their work. They raise money through direct donations and fundraising efforts. SACRED offers families an opportunity to heal.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I have referred families to SACRED and been consistently impressed and inspired. SACRED short-term funds have helped these families to be able to maintain basic needs in order to allow the family time to sort out longer-term practical plans. The process supports privacy and is time efficient. All of this allows the family to be able to focus more on thoughts and emotions during the pivotal time period rather than having to postpone healing while struggling at the survival level. I appreciate how easy it is to ask a question (such as quick email replies) and how those at SACRED go above and beyond when possible (such as around situations with unusual/additional needs).

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Sacred is an amazing resource for families that have experienced sexual abuse. The staff at sacred are top notch. The resources they provide to victims and families are critical for families to maintain stability, housing, and general functioning while they navigate the child welfare and criminal justice systems.

2 Maria B.2

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This organization works tirelessly to help families affected by sexual abuse. John and Carol are devoted to aiding and supporting these lives in a time of crisis. They are there when there is nowhere else to turn. Please help in the work they do.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

SACRED-Sexually Abused Children's Relief Endeavor is an incredible organization. I personally know the founder of this charity who has worked so hard to help and support children and their families. The work they are doing is changing lives and providing hope and light. I am in awe of this organization and the people behind it who are committed to this mission.

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Donor

Rating: 5

Personally know the founders of this charity and how much they care about these children and their families.

I’m proud to support a charity where I know and trust that every possible resource goes directly to those that need it most.

This charity and its work is depeseratly needed. They help the abused get away from the abuser. That is the most important first step and one that we don’t think about, but it is so utterly crucial.

Please support them and their mission.

1 Michelle H.9

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Sacred is a wonderful organization that fills an important gap for victims of child sexual abuse. They work only with Children’s Advocacy Centers, like Sunflower House, to vet and refer families facing an immediate, unexpected financial crisis because of experiencing child sexual abuse, often at the hands of the family’s breadwinner. They provide funds to pay for rent, utilities, food, and other needs for a month or two until the family is processed to receive victim assistance funds. It is a lifeline for many families at a time when they need compassion and help the most! The founders, the D'Attomas, do all their work voluntarily, with no compensation, so all the money raised goes directly to fulfill the mission of the organization.

Board Member

Rating: 5

Sacred supports families of children who have experienced sexual abuse with immediate financial assistance. The assistance often allows these families the ability to move to a location unknown by the perpetrator, or time to regroup with therapy and other services. It truly makes a difference to the families and is a wonderful resource.

Donor

Rating: 5

For a smaller nonprofit charity, they do great work and as they grow, they will be able to help a wide range of those in need.

Donor

Rating: 5

I know from experience the work that Scared does for Abused Children in the Mid West and more recently other parts of the country . I cant think of a more useful way to donate to these children and families who have nowhere to turn for help . I applaud the fine work being done by the organization and continue to support it yearly

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I didn't know about SACRED until I happen to meet Carol and John D'Attoma. I learned of their non-profit organization and heard their passion about SACRED in telling of their personal story. It is run by tremendously caring and compassionate volunteers who are dedicated to helping children who have been victims of sexual abuse and their families. The funds go directly to support these victims and their families in their immediate time of crisis as well as supporting afterwards, education and prevention. Supporting SACRED is a great way to help in our community!

Donor

Rating: 5

There is simply no organization the fills this need for child victims and their families. Providing immediate assistance takes one less thing off their minds and enables the focus to be on starting the healing process. Even better, all donations go to the children. There is no organizational overhead. This nonprofit is run with love by John and Carol and generous volunteers.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Sacred is a phenomenal organization that helps families in what is otherwise an extraordinarily dark time. Where many are afraid to even speak about child sex abuse, Sacred and its team of wonderful volunteers step in and provide support for families dealing with the unthinkable.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

What an amazing organization! sacred helps so many families in crisis.

2 John D.3

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This organization is wonderful and serves a much needed role. It’s run by amazing people who care about others.

3 Jerry D.1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

An under publicized issue brought to light by people who care.

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Donor

Rating: 5

I am very particular on the Charities that I donate to. I try and make sure the funds go directly to the people who need it. With Sacred, I know all the funds are going to the people who need them fast. This is truly a caring organization who wants to help families.

1 Amy D'Attoma M.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Great organization!! SACRED has made a huge difference for so many families! Proud to be a part!!!

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Donor

Rating: 5

SACRED is my personal favorite charity to donate to. My money goes immediately to help people get away from the abusive situation which is such a great feeling to know what you are giving Immediately impacts those that need the help. SACRED also does an amazing job of educating to help prevent abuse. I'm proud to support SACRED and will continue to do such!

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Donor

Rating: 5

I love to help and donate to charities and desperately have been seeking one I could trust to ensure the money and support goes where it directly should.

I have found that in sacred. John and Carol D'Attoma are incredibly dedicated and passionate people that ensure that the money and support DOES go where it is most needed.

Listening to them tell their personal story is a powerful and eye opening experience. As heartbreaking as their story is it has to be told and they always find the strength to tell it.

They educate, raise awareness and truly live and breathe this charity.

Just an amazing couple working together to make a difference in so many lives of so many people.

Their work is so important and needs more support so they can do more good.

I am proud supporter of sacred and hope you will become one as well.

Sincerely,

Joe Foster

Board Member

Rating: 5

This organization provides immediate temporary assistance to families of abuse. It’s a way for these families to catch a breath, and get back on their feet. Many times the breadwinner is the abuser, which makes it difficult for the family to leave the abuser. Our small staff is all volunteer and funds raised go directly to those in need