One in five children across the U.S. is sexually abused before the age of 18. This Giving Tuesday on Nov. 29, Saprea invites the public to “do good” by considering a donation that will go directly to services and resources that assist survivors with healing and parents with prevention.
Saprea is a nonprofit that aspires for a world that is free of child sexual abuse. In this pursuit, it applies clinically proven, research-based best practices to its healing and prevention resources.
U.S. statistics indicate that one in four women is a survivor of child sexual abuse. Melanie is one of those survivors. Her life was transformed the day she came to the Saprea Retreat.
“The Saprea Retreat gave me the tools and direction to not only climb the mountain that has defeated me for years, but to crush it to ashes. To be able to leave it crumbled. And to never let it hinder my ability to walk my path of happiness which I know I deserve,” said Melanie. “Thank you to Saprea for this wonderful program. Thank you for helping me to see the true me.”
The retreat, which is offered in Utah and Georgia, is an immersive experience where survivors learn about the impacts of trauma, apply healing tools, and build a community of support. Following the retreat, survivors can receive additional education and support through peer-led support groups, a self-guided online course, an interactive healing webinar, and additional online resources.
“We exist to support people like Melanie — by providing free healing services for survivors,” said Saprea Managing Director Chris Yadon. “Saprea also focuses on prevention and offers free resources for parents, and advocacy tools that can help create change across communities.”
Such change is made possible through a global movement like Giving Tuesday, a day of charitable giving which falls on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving each year. It’s a day that encourages people to kick off the holiday season by giving back to a cause that is important to them. Giving Tuesday was created 10 years ago “as a day that encourages people to do good.”
During the month of November, Saprea is asking the public to join the fight against child sexual abuse by taking action and making a donation to help eradicate this silent epidemic. This opportunity crescendos on the 10th anniversary of Giving Tuesday set for Nov. 29.
The public can donate throughout November here. Ongoing monthly donations are also encouraged. A $20 donation provides a healing workbook for survivors; a $50 donation helps provide online prevention resources for parents, a $200 donation funds an education class in the community; and a $3,000 donation covers the cost of an adult female survivor attending the Saprea Retreat.
To learn more about Saprea or to make a donation, visit saprea.org.