If you have been attacked please follow these few important steps:

​​​​​​ 1) If you have just been harmed, physically or sexually attacked, please call 911 in the U.S. or your local emergency response number if outside the U.S.

2) Remember that your body is now EVIDENCE!!! Do not shower, Do not change clothes until you have been checked out by a medical forensics team and they have collected the EVIDENCE your offender has left on your body!!!

3) It is important to make a full police report of any attacks you suffer!!! This gives photographed and recorded proof of the attack so the offense can be charged and prosecuted. If we do not report these acts from our partners, parents, others who are close to us, then there can be no prosecution or end to these crimes.
**Call one of the HOTLINE NUMBERS below to reach a counselor immediately and receive 24/7 support**​​
When you need a friend who truly understands!!!
Here is a fabulous collection of outstanding survivors & advocates​

Organizations & Foundations
All Dedicated To Helping You
​Make Your Way Through The Storm Of Abuse​​
COLLECTING RESOURCES ACROSS THE COUNTRY & AROUND THE GLOBE
PLEASE SEND RESOURCES FROM YOUR LOCAL AREA TO BE SHARED HERE by emailing:
butterflydreams@charter.net **TAG - RESOURCE** thank you!!​​


​​California

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Haven Women's Center; Stanislaus County California: http://hwcstan.squarespace.com/

​Stanislaus Family Justice Center: http://www.stanislausfamilyjustice.org/

Illinois
Violence Prevention Center of South Western Illinois: http://www.vpcswi.org/​​​

Rescue & Restore - Hoyleton Ministries - East St. Louis - http://www.stoptraffickingmo-il.org/agencies.html

Call for Help Inc. - Granite City - http://www.callforhelpinc.org

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http://www.ascasupport.org/manual.php
​ASCASupport.org; one of the very best resources of building you again. Survivor to Thriver (online or download)FREE PDF
Darkness to Light; http://www.d2l.org/
Become a Steward of Children
Help Heal and Protect the next generation​​
Family Resource Center; Helping to prevent and heal from abuse; stop the cycle moving forward, empower your teen and learn parenting skills; http://www.frcmo.org/
All Child Abuse Info & Prevention Tools
http://www.childhelp.org
Call TOLL FREE- 1-800-4-A-CHILD​
 Incest Survivors United Voices of America: Healing & Surviving: ​​
http://www.isuvoa.com/
Overcoming Sexual Abuse; blogs & more from survivors, supporters, experts.
http://www.overcomingsexualabuse.com
PLuna Foundation: Support/Education/Prevention/Healing
Male Abuse Awareness; special event week every December​
http://www.plunafoundation.org
Stop Abusing Your Children, sponsored by Stacy Asencio-Sutphen, actress and her husband; game show host, Jeff Sutphen (anti bullying & abuse organization) http://www.stopabusingyourchildren.com
Surviving Spirit; healing the heart through mind, body, and soul; creative arts and mental health advocate/Michael Skinner
http://www.survivingspirit.com or http://www.mskinnermusic.com
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Michal Madison; Watercolor Artist/Advocate
Co-Founder: Butterfly dreams Abuse Recovery
​​Host on Butterfly Dreams Talk Radio & Abuse Recovery​
http://www.michalmadisonart.com
Facebook http://www.facebook.com/michalmadisonart
Mary Ann Goughler; Motivational Speaker/Artist/Mental Health & Abuse Advocate
http://www.marushka-g.blogspot.com/
Advocates/Authors/Artists/Speakers/Survivors
A collection of fabulous survivors all here to help you make your way out of the darkness from violence and abuse!!​
Jan Frayne; Author/Advocate/Speaker/Survivor - Breaking Stigma of Male Sexual Abuse
'Beyond Survivor; Rising Above the Ashes of Childhood Sexual Abuse'
Blog Site: http://whatislove-2010.blogspot.com/​
Lynn C. Tolson;
Fndr: Project for T.E.A.R.S.
​​Author/Advocate/Speaker/Survivor
'Beyond the Tears; A True Survivors Story'​
Blog Site: ​http://beyondthetears.blogspot.com/
Patricia Caldwell-Singleton; Advocate/Blogger/Survivor
Incest Awareness & Recovery;
​Spiritual Journey of a Lightworker
http://patriciasingleton.blogspot.com/
Mary E Graziano; Advocate/Poet/Blogger
​Abuse Survivors and Victims Untited Admin.
Blog: ​http://www.nippercats.blogspot.com
Patricia A. McKnight; Advocate/Author/Speaker/Writer/Talk Radio Host/Survivor
Fndr/CEO: Butterfly Dreams Abuse Recovery & Talk Radio Programming
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/butterflydreamsabuserecovery​​
http://bookstore.authorhouse.com/Products/SKU-000373503/My-Justice.aspx
​Facebook: 'My Justice' Abuse Prevention & Headline Discussion Group:
https://www.facebook.com/survivorsjustice?ref=hl
Tricia McKnight on Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/triciagirl62
​Blog: http://www.survivorsjustice.com
Spiritual Healing & Support Foundations
Helping victims & survivors break free through spiritual  recovery!!
The Lamplighter Movement: Helping child sexual abuse survivors around the globe!!!
http://www.thelamplighters.org/llblog01/
Founder: Marjorie McKinnon
Facebook: ​​https://www.facebook.com/marjorie.mckinnon
In Your Light Ministries: Helping & Supporting you through all your spiritual recovery needs
http://inyourlightministries.org/home2.html​
Founder & Abolitionist: Pastor George Luther
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/nippercat#!/pastor.george?fref=ts  ​​
Author Sharon Newkirk Wells
"Without Permission"
Angel Wings Bridge Foundation
​​​https://www.facebook.com/Angelwingsbridge

Providing support for victims of sexual abuse





Together We Heal is an organization to provide support & education for anyone effected by child sexual abuse. Mr. David Pittman
http://togetherweheal.wordpress.com/
Fndr/CEO: Mr. Bill Lackner
Actor/Comedian/Child Advocate
Email: aces4kids@hotmail.com​​​
You are now invited to join in the newly started
Facebook Group to find more amazing Survivors/Advocates/Services
Butterfly Dreams Talk Radio & Abuse Recovery​​
Healing Through Creativity: Inviting all trauma survivors & their supporters to share.
Founder: George Robertson
​​http://www.healingthroughcreativity.com/
Author/Survivor/Blogger/Advocate: E. L. Farris
Running from Hell with EL
Book: 'Ripple - A Tale of Hope and Redemption'​​
IS YOUR COMMUNITY SAFE FROM SEX OFFENDERS?
​This link allows you to research sex offenders in your area. Please take a moment to check your community. You can also use this tool to check anyone's background for offenses. Keeping children safe is every adult's responsibility!!
Click on the picture to be taken to the search site!!​
Follow this link to find resources of help in your local area. Easy to use drop down, multiple choice resource locator
​http://www.victimsofcrime.org/help-for-crime-victims/find-local-assistance---connect-directory
Dr. Brenda Joyce Orozco Markert-Green, DMFT, LMFT
​Afterglow Counseling, Mediation & Family Services
​240 Beattie Ln
Redlands, CA 92374-1743
Echoes From The Shadows
Debbie Naylor Cox
Domestic Abuse/Violence Advocate/Supporter/Writer
​​​http://echoesfromtheshadows.weebly.com/index.html
On this page we have provided links for various organizations and persons who are in the mission to end violence and abuse today. If you have a resource you want to share please email: butterflydreams@charter.net

We want you to know that it's OK to need various types of help, this is why we share so much information at your finger tips. Just a simple click of the mouse on any link or pic will take you to the help you need at that moment. Don't be afraid to reach out to multiples of resources, orgs, foundations, bloggers, authors, advocates, or groups!
Here is a collection
of some of the very best !!​

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

Depression Hotline: 1-630-482-9696

• Suicide Hotline: 1-800-784-8433

• Trevor Project: 1-866-488-7386

• Sexuality Support: 1-800-246-7743

• Eating Disorders Hotline: 1-847-831-3438

• Rape and Sexual Assault: 1-800-656-4673

• Grief Support: 1-650-321-5272

• Runaway: 1-800-843-5200, 1-800-843-5678, 1-800-621-4000

• Exhale: After Abortion Hotline/Pro-Voice: 1-866-4394253

• Self Harm: 1-800-DONT CUT (1-800-366-8288)

•Pregnancy Hotline 1-800-4-OPTIONS (1-800-467-8466)

• Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender (GLBT) Youth Support Line 800-850-8078

• National Association for Children of Alcoholics 1-888-55-4COAS (1-888-554-2627)

• National Child Abuse Hotline 1-800-422-4453

• National Domestic Violence Hotline 1-800-799-SAFE (1-800-799-7233)

• National Drug Abuse Hotline 1-800-662-HELP (1-800-662-4357)

• National Youth Crisis Hotline 1-800-448-4663

• Eating Disorders Awareness and Prevention 1-800-931-2237 (Hours:8am-noon daily, PT)

• Veterans: 1-877-VET2VET

• Adolescent Suicide Helpline: 1-800-621-4000

• Postpartum Depression: 1-800-PPD-MOMS

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Via Patricia Caldwell Singleton & Darleen Thompson
NATIONAL HOTLINE RESOURCES
Scroll to the near bottom for a full list of National Hotline Numbers for various difficulties and resources.
RESOURCES