Stop It Now! prevents the sexual abuse of children by mobilizing adults, families and communities to take actions that protect children before they are harmed. 1-888-PREVENT
RAINN is the nation’s largest anti-sexual violence organization. National Sexual Assault Hotline. Free. Confidential. 24/7. 800.656.4673
Darkness to Light, end child sexual abuse, a non-profit committed to empowering adults to prevent child sexual abuse. Darkness to Light Helpline at 866-FOR-LIGHT.
Tu Casa, Inc. “Our mission is to Empower all children and adults to live healthy, violence-free lives.” 24-Hour Hotline: 719.589.2465, Alamosa, CO 81101
Jim is a clinical psychologist and independent consultant, a Teaching Associate in Psychology at Harvard Medical School, and a nationally recognized expert on suppressed memories and psychological trauma.
(Patricia’s memoir writing coach) Mark Matousek is an author, teacher, and speaker with decades of experience as a memoirist, editor, interviewer, survivor, activist, and spiritual seeker. The essence of Mark’s philosophy is that “When you tell the truth, your story changes. When your story changes, your life is transformed.”
Marilyn VanDerBur, a former Miss America, and a childhood incest survivor, has devoted much of her adult life to raising national awareness and understanding of sexual abuse and its long-term effects.
(founder Kate Munger wrote foreward to Girl Matters) “Our Vision: A world where all at life’s thresholds may be honored with compassion shared through song. Our Mission: Singing for those at the thresholds of life.”
(mentioned in About website page as National Home Funeral Alliance) “We empower families to care for their own dead by providing educational opportunities and connections to resources that promote environmentally sound and culturally nurturing death practices.”
(artist of pieces on Home, Author, and Story Gatherer website pages) “Today's hybrid techniques and technologies allow me to venture beyond my personal experience and investigate stories embedded in the photographs of others. These stories marry memory and make believe.
(photographer of Patricia portrait shots on About and Contact website page) “Bill Ellzey’s camera has taken him around the world completing assignments and teaching photographers, professional and amateur, the art and techniques of the medium.”
“My intention for my music is that it soothes and brings joy to those who hear it. I believe that sending a message through song can act as a prayer when we feel there’s nothing else to be done.”