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Jennifer Schwirzer

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Review for Hope of Survivors, Sonoma, CA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

The Hope of Survivors have been faithfully, skillfully, and patiently helping victims of clergy sexual misconduct for over two decades. I served on the board at one point and know the inside of the organization. Let me testify to the fact that while so many "ministries" are buying their next jet, THOS staff are giving blood, sweat, and tears for oh, so little in return.

Role:  Professional with expertise in this field

Review for Hope of Survivors, Sonoma, CA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I'm a riotous supporter of The Hope of Survivors. Why? Because I believe in small, sacrificial, professionally-run, non-pretentious ministries that are long on substance and short on hype. THOS fills an important niche (which is more like a gaping wound in the body of Christ). They've been frontline helpers for countless victims and nemeses to many perpetrators. Besides the work of educating the public about clergy sexual misconduct--a topic that, however well they speak on it, many avoid--they command a team of volunteers, some of whom are survivors they helped once upon a time. Given their complete lack of personal benefit from the organization, their motive can only be pure compassion.

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

having them speak at my local church on the subject of clergy sexual misconduct. I've also worked side by side with them at conferences and conventions. They're the real deal.

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

have people donate more so they could get paid.

Role:  Volunteer & I counsel victims which they refer to me. .