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Kristin Evans

Co-Creator


 Kristin Evans is a Survivor of Childhood Sexual Abuse.

Her healing journey began at the age of 13; after a series of self destructive behaviors landed her in therapy. At the age of 14 she confronted the man who had abused her throughout her childhood. When he denied everything she went into a deep depression that lasted many years. Unable to ever have her day in court or meet her attacker face to face again she felt she had lost her voice; perhaps permanently.

Today Kristin Evans has reclaimed her voice. At 26 years old she began to speak publicly about Childhood Sexual Abuse and its aftermath. In her spare time she also runs multiple blogs on her favorite subjects: hope and healing.

 

 

 

Jocelyn Patrick

Co-Creator & Project Coordinator

Jocelyn Patrick, age 35 years old, works as a part-time intern and full-time student in Anchorage, AK, where she lives with her two cats.  She is the co-creator of the Survivor Archives Project and sole creator of Help4Trauma.org.  In her free time she volunteers and coordinates both websites while also consuming coffee and books incessantly.

Jocelyn puts a lot of energy, when time allows, into the reaching out to survivors of violence.  She believes that education and awareness are essential in solving these problems in society. She continually works through her various projects and with outside organizations in an effort to prove that people can make a difference when they work together to combat issues within their communities — be it on a local, state, or national level.

 

Finding Jocelyn Elsewhere:

Facebook:            http://www.facebook.com/jocelynpatrick77
Google +:             http://plus.google.com/114368575644174955268/

 

 

 

Jonathan Thomas

  Site Coordinator

Jonathan Thomas is 42 and lives with his wife in Texas, where he currently attends college, working toward a degree in Information Technology: Computer Networking Systems. Having started psychiatric intervention at 10 years old and progressing from one counselor to another for 17 years, Jonathan has been diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Bi-Polar Disorder, severe clinical depression, and has struggled with suicidal tendencies and related behavioral issues as a result of long-term childhood abuse from family members.

Paralyzed from failed attempts at suicide, he has recovered from his abuse without counselors and now seeks out those for whom counseling is not effective. There are many experiences abused people have in common that most counselors either overlook as unimportant or disregard completely, like paranoia, flash backs, extreme mood swings, and psychological/emotional triggers. Focusing on hope and help, Jonathan helps survivors individually, usually online, but also in person in the Houston area.

Denied the opportunity to speak out against his abusers and being blamed by society for the abuse he received, he grew up quiet and angry. Recovery has given him the outlet he needed to begin to grow: forgiveness and healing. The two focal points of his approach to recovery are hope and help. Wherever you are, whatever your situation, there is hope and there is help. Even if you are alone, hope and help can be found.

Actively recovering from alcoholism, drug addiction, compulsive overeating, obsessive/compulsive behaviors and many other issues, he focuses his efforts to assisting recovery seekers online. From the standard 12 Step Program to other creative ways to recover from whatever haunts you, Jonathan can be contacted directly at www.JonathanSr.com