In November 2011, members of the State College community gathered in the wake of the scandal that rocked our community, and began forming a Christian response to the issue of child sexual abuse. We determined that our contribution would involve the telling of stories, stories that point to healing and hope through Jesus Christ. From there, Beyond the Silence began taking shape into what we hope becomes a movement that helps people well beyond our community.
- Tell your story. Submit your story on our website, under Share.
- Become a Listener. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to learn more.
- Spread the word. Please share Beyond the Silence on Facebook, Twitter, and other social media and with friends.
- Donate. Beyond the Silence is a non-profit, 501c3 charitable organization that depends on donations to help survivors of sexual abuse. You can donate here, with a credit card.
“Beyond the Silence” is about hope. It’s about movement: moving from darkness into light, from silence to story-telling, from isolation to community. We’re not here to focus merely on what happened in the past, but to help people move beyond it. There is life after the shame, pain, and hurt. A person is defined by more than the evil that has been done to them. We want to give hope to the hurting, help people tell their stories, and shed light on an often overlooked evil in our society.