Providing for the needs of adult survivors
of childhood sexual abuse through affordable
therapy, education and advocacy.

Healing is Possible

It's never too late to get help.

Many survivors carry the secret of sexual abuse in childhood well into adulthood before seeking help. You are not alone. We’re here to help.

 

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Welcome. Shepherd's is an inclusive organization and welcomes people of all races, colors, sexual orientations, gender identities, religions, ages, ancestries, ethnicities, and national origins. Shepherd's has Spanish speaking therapists who are comfortable conducting therapy sessions in Spanish or English.

 

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The Real-life Impact of Brock Turner’s Crime

June 9, 2016

There is much to be said about this tragedy of justice, but one particular comment from Santa Clara County Superior Court Judge, Aaron Persky, in defense of his sentencing decision for Brock Turner continues to make my blood boil. In defending his sentencing decision, Judge Persky stated, “ A prison sentence would have severe impact on him.”

With all due respect, Judge Persky, please allow me to educate you on the real-life meaning of the term, “severe impact.” ... (read more)

 

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Read the story of one survivor's journey to healing: "It feels like those old movies where everything starts in black and white and then a switch is flipped and everything is touched by beautiful technicolor." Paige's story.

 

 

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Aiming high to reach more survivors who need scholarship support for therapy... and news of the year.

"To the outside world I was still the perfect image of a smart, happy, young girl. But I have memories from that time that are so sharp they cut like the edge of broken glass."

"Something about sharing my story in a group of other survivors changed me. ... I found a life worth living that I didn't even know was possible."

Hear about Paige's journey of healing and more in our Annual Report.

 

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For Partner's of Survivors

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When you see someone you love suffer and become vulnerable it's very hard to take care of yourself – but it is crucial for both of you.

"Sexually Abused Men - Is your partner one of them?" (full article)

"Was a Man in your Life Abused?," article featuring Shepherd's Executive Director Janice Palm

 

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