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Survivors & Friends: General Info

Survivors and Friends is a non-profit organization that was founded by annie, a Survivor of sexual abuse herself. Survivors and Friends exists to provide hope, encouragement, and support for survivors of sexual abuse, their friends, and their family.

Survivors and Friends started as a mailed newsletter, but as time moved on, annie created a website for Survivors and Friends, and stopped production of the newsletter due to a lack of funds. Now, each month, Survivors and Friends has hundreds of people that visit the site, and many who participate in the forums. So, more than just helping to alleviate spending--the far reaching ability of the web has allowed Survivors and Friends to help thousands of people in their journey through the pain that sexual abuse has brought them.

Over the past four to five years, annie has been doing all of the web design work herself. However, lately annie has been very ill, and has suffered a heart attack. This made it impossible for her to continue updating the site at her usual pace. So, it became apparent that she needed to hire someone that could program the site so that updating it would be much easier, which brings us to the current design of the site. While being less artistic than the previous site, the current design has been implemented to make navigation easier, to make user interaction automatic, and to allow the staff to have an easy way to update the site without having to make new pages and links every time they add something.

We sincerely hope that this new design will help bring support to even more people, and make finding the resources that will be most helpful to them easier. However, we do need your help to continue bringing these services. Since Survivors & Friends was founded, Survivors and Friends has been largely funded by annie and her husband themselves, because annie has a passion for helping other survivors. However, they are unable to keep funding Survivors and Friends at the previous rate. So, we are asking that 1) if Survivors and Friends has been of help to you, and 2) if you have the means necessary, then we would greatly appreciate any sized donation that you can offer.

If you would like to help out, then we have provided links on the right hand side of the page for donations and other ways that you can assist us.

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