Resources For Survivors & loved ones

Links that have helped Catherine & other survivors in recovery.

Hope & Inspiration

Super Helpful Links:

NetSmartz
NetSmartz is NCMEC’s online safety education program. It provides age-appropriate videos and activities to help teach children be safer online with the goal of helping children to become more aware of potential online risks and empowering them to help prevent victimization by making safer choices on- and offline. 

Zero Abuse Project

To protect children from abuse and sexual assault, by engaging people and resources through a trauma-informed approach of education, research, advocacy, and advanced technology.

https://www.dhs.gov/blue-campaign 
Campaign is a national public awareness campaign, designed to educate the public, law enforcement and other industry partners to recognize the indicators of human trafficking, and how to appropriately respond to possible cases. Blue Campaign works closely with DHS Components to create general awareness training and materials for law enforcement and others to increase detection of human trafficking, and to identify victims.
 
From Darkness to Light https://www.d2l.org/about/

Darkness to Light empowers adults to prevent, recognize, and react responsibly to child sexual abuse through awareness, education, and stigma reduction.

Polaris https://polarisproject.org/myths-facts-and-statistics/
We respond to sex and labor trafficking as they happen. We learn from that response and share that learning. Finally, we use what we learn to pilot big, new ideas for slowly, carefully, finally, dismantling big, old systems that make trafficking possible. We are focused where we think we can make the most change: Systems that trap impoverished migrants in degrading conditions; systems that allow sex traffickers to hide behind screens and systems that, if optimized, would allow the financial services industry to use traffickers’ own money to shut them down.
 
GRACE exists to equip the Church with a vision for authentic community, where responsibility, accountability, and compassion are second nature and caring for children and adult survivors of abuse are non-negotiable. Though the history of the Church can make this approach seem radical, we believe educating and empowering God’s people to love the vulnerable and wounded as Jesus does is nothing more and nothing less than the fulfillment of His teaching. 


Christian communities to recognize, prevent, and respond to abuse.

Jewish Sacred Spaces builds healthy Jewish communities by partnering with Jewish institutions to prevent and respond to sexual abuse and other abuses of power.
 
MECASA:mission–efforts.htmlThe Maine Coalition Against Sexual Assault is organized to end sexual violence and to support high quality sexual violence prevention and response within Maine communities
 
Survivor Speak USA /Survivor Speak USA (SSUSA) is a Maine-based, survivor-led  organization working to end sex trafficking and sexploitation through centering the experiences, healing, voices, and leadership of survivors.