Resources for Survivors of Religious Abuse

Advocate Web
Helping Overcome Professional ExploitationAdvocate Web is nonprofit organization providing information and resources to promote awareness and understanding of the issues involved in the exploitation of persons by trusted helping professionals.

Bikers Against Child Abuse
BACA exists with the intent to create a safer environment for abused children. Though Baca is not specifically for survivors of religious abuse, it is noted in our resources because the organization understands firsthand what it means to be on the margins.

BishopAccountability
BishopAccountability aims to facilitate the accountability of the U.S. Catholic bishops under civil, criminal, and canon law.

Gay and Lesbian Arabic Society (GLAS)
The Gay and Lesbian Arabic Society (GLAS), an international organization serves as a networking organization for Gays and Lesbians of Arab descent or those living in Arab countries. http://www.glas.org

Queer Jihad
Queer Jihad is a advocacy resource for gay Muslims.

RAIIN Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network
RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network) is the nation’s largest anti-sexual violence organization. RAINN created and operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline (800.656.HOPE and online.rainn.org) in partnership with more than 1,100 local rape crisis centers across the country and operates the DoD Safe Helpline for the Department of Defense. RAINN also carries out programs to prevent sexual violence, help victims and ensure that rapists are are brought to justice.  1.800. 656.HOPE

SoulForce
Soulforce is an organization that advocates freedom for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people from religious and political oppression through the practice of relentless nonviolent resistance.

Survivors Network of Those Abused by Priests (SNAP)
The Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (SNAP) is a volunteer self-help organization of survivors of Catholic clergy sexual abuse and their supporters that supports survivors and pursues justice and institutional change by holding individual perpetrators responsible and the Church accountable.

Survivorship
Survivorship is for survivors of ritualistic abuse, mind control, and torture that supports survivors of extreme child abuse, including sadistic sexual abuse, ritualistic abuse, mind control, and torture. Survivorship provides resources, healing, and community for survivors; training and education for professionals who may serve survivors; and support for survivors’ partners and other allies.

TakeCourage.org
Takecourage is dedicated to illuminating the power of collusion in sexual abuse, especially when the perpetrators are members of the clergy.

Transfaith
TransFaith is “dedicated to supporting Transgender folks in their faith journeys, while providing useful resources to help Church folks become better educated trans-allies. http://www.transfaithonline.org