The SIA World Service Office
The SIA World Service Office serves both the many independent SIA support groups around the world, as well as individuals who contact us. We: publish and offer literature for sale; maintain the Directory of Meetings and keep current a list of members; maintain an SIA information phone line; issue quarterly Newsletters and offer speakers for outreach and education opportunities.
SIA, started in 1982, is a 12-step, self-help recovery program modeled after Alcoholics Anonymous. There are no dues or fees. Confidentiality and anonymity are essential to our program. SIA is for men and women, 18 years and older, who were sexually abused as children. You will not be rejected because you think your abuse was "too horrible," or you think your abuse wasn't "bad enough to count." The only requirement for membership is that you were sexually abused as a child and you want to recover.
The activities of SIA's World Service Office are funded by the sale of literature and through your contributions. We depend primarily on the contributions of SIA groups and individuals. The SIA office is staffed almost exclusively by volunteers. Its need for financial support is ongoing and is particularly acute at this time. No donation is too small.
Our best wishes to you in your recovery. Recovery is difficult, but at least we now know that we are not to blame, and we are not alone.
Please be gentle with the child within.