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.


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 fluent Spanish speaking therapists who are comfortable conducting therapy sessions in Spanish or English.


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The Profound Impact of Child Abuse on Adult Health

April 10, 2015. Sexual abuse in childhood is bad for your health. Not only for emotional and mental health, but also for physical health over the entire course of ones lifetime. By now many of us have heard of the Adverse Childhood Experiences Study (ACE), the far-reaching CDC study that took place over the course of 15 years… Read More


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April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM). Visit Shepherd's Facebook page from April 22nd - May 5th for reflections on healing, community, and more.




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Hear the voices of four prominent community members as they speak to child sexual abuse in our culture and communities and inspire us with their stories and messages of healing.

“… if abuse happens in your life or you know someone who it’s happened to, your life is not ruined. Healing is possible. In fact, that wound is a call to figure out what it is to be human. We suffer, and we learn from suffering. And there’s help.”  ~ Martin Moran

Hear these community voices and the latest news in our 2013 Annual Report.


GiveBIG for Shepherd's!

 GB_Logo.jpgOn Tuesday May 5th, The Seattle Foundation will match a portion of every gift made to Shepherd's via our profile page. GiveBIG to create opportunities for healing - and if we meet our goal of 50 supporters, a donor will contribute $1,000 to Shepherd's Scholarship Fund!




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End the silence: Join Shepherd's Counseling Services' work to prevent childhood sexual abuse and support adult survivors.


Shepherd's in O, The Oprah Magazine


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.

* Read the full article

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