Did you know that one out of every four adults
has been a victim of sexual abuse at least once in their lifetime?
you’re not that one, but someone you know is.
Like Katie, for many of those victims it first happened well before their 12th
it will take years before they tell anyone about it.
No one should suffer like Katie did. But without
professional help, many victims of sexual abuse experience the same things she
did to cover the pain – major depression, substance addictions, Post Traumatic
Stress Disorder, even suicide.
There might not be a lot you can do to prevent
these horrible crimes from happening, but you can make an impact in helping
victims of sexual abuse become Survivors and recover from their trauma.
How can you help?
Make a gift to Survivors of Abuse in Recovery
(SOAR), the region’s only organization that exclusively provides
state-of-the-art psychotherapy to help child, teen, and adult victims of sexual
abuse recover from their trauma, regardless of their ability to pay.
Why does your gift make a
Over 70% of the 2,000 victims and their families
SOAR annually serves require either partial or complete subsidies from us. And now that having
health insurance is the law, many of our clients have had to take on huge
deductibles to be able to afford monthly premiums. Because getting people into
treatment as soon as possible is vitally important, I’m sure you agree that no
one who desperately needs us should ever be turned away because of a lack of
Faced with economic challenges of our own –
slashed government funding, decreased corporate support, and incredible
competition for grant funds – SOAR needs to rely on the generosity of donors
like you to make sure we have the resources to help victims no matter what
their personal financial situation is. That’s our mission and commitment to
you that your gift will make a difference.
Here’s an update on Katie -
I’m married now to a
wonderful, gentle man and know that it would never have happened without the work
done finding my true voice, and myself through SOAR’s programs.
Sexual abuse casts a shadow the length of a
Thankfully, Katie’s dark shadow is fading away.
Do you want to help others fade their shadows, too? Together, let’s make it
I know how busy you are, especially this time of year, but please don’t put
this letter aside. Make your gift today. It’s urgently needed. Thank you for
taking the time to care.