The Silent Epidemic of Sexual Abuse
Research shows that approximately 25% of the U.S. population has experienced sexual abuse at some point in their lives. Victims of childhood sexual abuse are far more likely to struggle with addiction, eating disorders, suicidal thoughts and other destructive behaviors, and may even end up becoming abusers themselves. While the statistics are shocking and the effects disturbing, there is hope! Experts agree that 95% of childhood sexual abuse is preventable through education and training.
Every 107 seconds, a child is sexually abused.
1 in 3 girls and 1 in 6 boys will be sexually abused before their 18th birthday.
50+ million Americans are sexual abuse survivors.
Protecting the Future.
Healing the Past.
Trees of Hope was founded in 2006 by a sexual abuse survivor. Since that time, we have impacted the lives of over 5,500 people through our prevention groups and healing workshops. While we are humbled by what we’ve accomplished so far, there is so much yet to be done. Survivors need to heal from the wounds of their past, and children need to be protected from becoming victims in the future. Trees of Hope will not stop until the scourge of childhood sexual abuse has been completely and permanently eradicated from our world.
Prevention Programs and Educational Resources
Free workshops and educational resources designed to educate parents and other caregivers on how to identify and prevent childhood sexual abuse. Workshops are done in-person, virtually, and pre-recorded online.
Survivor-led groups and self-paced studies for past victims of sexual abuse that walks victims through a journey of healing, turning survivors into thrivers.
Our "Not Just a Hashtag" (NJAH) podcast features survivors and experts and covers topics including prevention, mental health coping strategies and more.
Get connected with our in-house counselor who is specially trained to work with sexual abuse victims and offers both in-person and virtual 1-on-1 sessions.
Be a Part of Our Mission.
Trees of Hope is 100% funded by generous corporate & individual donations from businesses & individuals that believe in our mission. If you are interested in supporting our fight against childhood sexual abuse, there are many ways to get involved including:
Corporate donations (monthly & one-time)
Individual donations (monthly & one-time
In-kind donations of goods or services