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I found a life worth living...
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.
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.
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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