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Review for Hope of Survivors, Sonoma, CA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

After my wife was the victim of clergy sexual abuse by the Associate Pastor at our United Methodist Church, Hope of Survivors was the best organization I found to help both of us understand what happened and to heal and recover. Hope of Survivors provided excellent resources as well as support via phone and email. They also provide resources which we will now use to push for changes in our church's policies and practices to protect our congregation and other pastors from this in the future. (The pastor who did this to us resigned after I confronted him, so he is no longer there.) I will be an on-going supporter and donor to this vitally important organization.

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

I personally benefited from the compassionate and knowledgeable support that Hope of Survivors provides to victims of clergy sexual abuse. They helped me and my family recover, and now they are helping us protect the rest of our church.

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

I would contact leaders of our military bases as military spouses are particularly vulnerable to clergy sexual abuse and should be warned of this danger. I would also make the DVD videos available via Youtube, so that more people become aware of how prevalent clergy sexual abuse is.

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How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

How did you find this group?

by searching "affair with my pastor" on the Internet

What, if any, change in your life has this group encouraged?

Hope of Survivors has helped me recover and now fight to prevent clergy sexual abuse from hurting anyone else in our church.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?


Role:  Client Served & We received excellent phone and email support from HoS as well as very useful resources.