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of childhood sexual abuse through affordable
therapy, education and advocacy.

Healing is Possible

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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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Dangerous Beliefs

July 22, 2015.

I recently read an article written by a child advocacy professional addressing sexual abuse prevention. This statement caused me to pause: Most parents or guardians believe their child will tell them if they are being abused. It seems like an understandable and rather obvious belief. As it turns out, however, this belief is a very wrong and very dangerous assumption… Read 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 discover our latest news in our 2013-2014 Annual Report.




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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.

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