For immediate help: National Sexual Assault Hotline: 1-800-656-HOPE | Crisis Text Line: Text HOME to 741741
If you are experiencing a crisis or emergency, please dial 911 or go to the nearest emergency room.
Minors applying on their own behalf will need a parent or legal guardian signature once application is approved.
Mandatory reporting: Please note that if we have reason to believe that a child currently under the age of eighteen (18) years has been abused, we are legally required to report the circumstances to law enforcement if it has not been reported already.
In his mid-twenties, our founder, Matt, took the (scary at the time) step of seeking counseling and it changed his life. Speak Your Silence exists as a result.
For this reason, in addition to our core mission to conquer the stigma of child sexual abuse, we make in-person, one-on-one counseling accessible nationwide for those personally affected. Individuals in 26 states have accessed more than 800 counseling sessions in the history of our program.
Not yet ready to see a counselor, but want to (privately) tell your story – perhaps for the first time – to someone who cares? Tell your story.
Not yet ready to see a counselor, but want to finally tell your story (privately) to someone who cares?
Write out your story below (and make it as long or as short as you like) and one of our staff members or volunteers will read it so it’s no longer yours to carry alone. This is a big, bold step and we admire each person who takes it.
*Note that we do not gather personal information in this field and, thus, have no way of responding.