~ join in discussions on new items brought up by others, or start one themselves up so that they get to see what other members think and are interested in. ~ initiate a wide range of discussions in a group chat on topics like social anxiety, isolation, dating, sex, and having fun.

We have about 15 private group chats, some of which are for members in specific areas of the country.

While he worked, the man surprised him by touching him inappropriately.

The abuse continued for another five years and included violent rape and other crimes.

There is sometimes an active Women’s group chat which is one of the best examples we have known of peer support.

They sometimes meet up for lunch in a member’s home to enjoy talking together face-to-face.

Members enjoy a wide range of opportunities in our totally secure, accessible and glamorous online Clubhouse.

Our Clubhouse allows members to ~ read about and contact each other privately.

As is the case with so many child sexual abuse cases, the man manipulated and terrified Sam with threats of what would happen if he told anybody.

Sam kept quiet, but the abuse affected him profoundly.

In one class, Sam forgot an an assignment, and the teacher gave him two weeks of detention. He desperately wanted to tell people what was happening, but because of his declining grades and withdrawn behavior, there were few welcoming sources of support.

He was raised in a very small town, the type where the school principal is also an elected official, and one of his parents was employed by the school district. When Sam walked into a school counselor’s office, ready to disclose, he was turned away by an employee who assumed he was there to talk about college applications.

His grades slipped and he became withdrawn and depressed.