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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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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January 22, 2016.

On January 15, the Seattle Archdiocese released the names of 77 clergy who have, in the words of Archbishop Peter J. Sartain, “admitted, established or determined to be credible,” claims of sexual abuse of a minor made against them. Will the public acknowledgement of these members of the clergy serving in Puget Sound churches and schools from the 1920s-2008, along with the Archbishop’s letter of apology, bring validation or even healing to those whose lives have been forever scarred and altered? Perhaps. . . Read more.

 

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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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Shepherd's in O, The Oprah Magazine

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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.

* Read the full article

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

 

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