We believe that you possess infinite worth and bring truth, light, and value to the world when you speak from your heart.

We’re a nonprofit on a mission to conquer the stigma of child sexual abuse.

We accomplish this via

#TheStitch

The Stitch

Our Story

From age 6, our Founder, Matt, carried a heavy secret that deeply impacted his life. He was sexually abused by a trusted family friend and was terrified to tell his parents.

One in 4 girls and one in 6 boys will experience something similar
prior to their eighteenth birthday.  Most will never tell a soul.

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However, a few years back, Matt finally shared his story with his family, sought counseling, and realized his infinite worth.
It completely changed his life.

Why We Exist

39,000,000: The estimated number of Americans who were sexually abused as kids.

It’s a mainstream tragedy and is at the root of so many of our society’s greatest problems. Yet, we don’t talk about it because it’s so weighted with guilt, fear, and shame. Until this changes, the statistics will remain.

We’re moving child sexual abuse from a taboo to a cause that we can each be excited and empowered to champion. We accomplish this via The Stitch.

What is The Stitch?

The Stitch is a zigzag, physically symbolic of your
unique voice frequency.

By wearing it, you show support for people you love to share their stories.

Counseling

Matt’s counselor changed his life.

Therefore, we make in-person, one-on-one counseling accessible for those personally affected by child sexual abuse anywhere in the US, regardless of financial means. To date, approximately 125 individuals in over thirty states have received counseling through our program.

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How it works

We are partnered with BPA Health to offer a world-class counseling program comprised of a nationwide network of highly credentialed and qualified professional counselors. This partnership makes it possible for anyone directly affected by child sexual abuse to access in-person, one-on-one counseling anywhere in the US.

For inquiries, please contact us at hello@speakyoursilence.org.

About Us

Speak Your Silence is a nonprofit on a mission to conquer the stigma of child sexual abuse. We accomplish this via The Stitch.

We were founded in late 2012 by Matt Pipkin who was sexually abused at age 6, who kept it secret for twenty years, and whose life was changed a few years back when he shared his story, sought counseling, and realized his worth.

We love people and we love what we do.

  • Matt Age 6
  • Matt Today

Our Team

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100% funds counseling that is transforming lives.

Average Program Costs:

1 Counseling Session = $60 | 1 Entire Grant = $600

Funding Model

100% of public donations + profits from The Stitch fund our counseling program.

Our people and overhead are funded entirely by members of what we lovingly call The Loudspeaker. This exclusive membership-based group of private donors and partners invests in us personally so we can hire the most talented and passionate people, grow the reach and impact of The Stitch, have an office we call home, and always have fresh coffee (inspiration) brewing.

For general inquiries, please contact us at
hello@speakyoursilence.org

The Fam

Counseling

Changed our founder Matt’s life a few years back.

Matt’s Family

Helped him cover the cost when he could not have otherwise afforded it.

The Fam

A membership-based donor group made up of individuals with big hearts who invest in changing lives one conversation at a time, just like Matt’s family did.   In April of 2015, more than 50 people sat on a waitlist for counseling.  But since introducing The Fam, not a single person has had to wait!

Membership

$5+ per month.

I'd prefer to give upfront annually

$5 per month = 1 session funded per year

see the full list of founding members
The Loudspeaker

MEMBERS

This amazing group of private donors have kept our lights on,
funded The Stitch, and multiplied our impact.
We dubbed them “The Loudspeaker”

Meet our Members, listed above (*30 Founding Members listed in orange).

Membership Commitment: Starting at $100+/month for 2 years

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