Providing for the needs of adult survivors
of childhood sexual abuse through affordable
therapy, education and advocacy.

Healing is Possible

It's never too late to get help.

Many survivors carry the secret of sexual abuse in childhood well into adulthood before seeking help. You are not alone. We’re here to help.



Welcome. Shepherd's is an inclusive organization and welcomes people of all races, colors, sexual orientations, gender identities, religions, ages, ancestries, ethnicities, and national origins. Shepherd's has Spanish speaking therapists who are comfortable conducting therapy sessions in Spanish or English.


Gold medal_2016 08 blog.jpgRead our Latest Blog Post

This is What Strength Looks Like

August 19, 2016

Few of us can imagine the strength, endurance, focus and extra-human training required to qualify to earn a spot at the Olympics, much less compete and earn a gold medal. Yet, in the words of Kayla’s coach, Jimmy Pedro, “Mentally, Kayla will not break. She’s already fought the toughest battle of her life, so walking onto a judo mat is nothing for her.”... (read more)


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Read the story of one survivor's journey to healing: "It feels like those old movies where everything starts in black and white and then a switch is flipped and everything is touched by beautiful technicolor." Paige's story.



Cover-web.jpg2014-2015 Annual Report

Aiming high to reach more survivors who need scholarship support for therapy... and news of the year.

"To the outside world I was still the perfect image of a smart, happy, young girl. But I have memories from that time that are so sharp they cut like the edge of broken glass."

"Something about sharing my story in a group of other survivors changed me. ... I found a life worth living that I didn't even know was possible."

Hear about Paige's journey of healing and more in our Annual Report.


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Thank you to all who joined us in a community of support for healing at our Oct. 5th Premier Fall Luncheon!




For Partner's of Survivors


When you see someone you love suffer and become vulnerable it's very hard to take care of yourself – but it is crucial for both of you.

"Sexually Abused Men - Is your partner one of them?" (full article)

"Was a Man in your Life Abused?," article featuring Shepherd's Executive Director Janice Palm