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A non profit dedicated to walking with spiritual abuse survivors through the wilderness. We exist to provide healthy resources and funding for care for those who have been spiritually abused within their church or faith setting. Currently our donations are providing spiritual abuse survivors with proper care from certified and licensed mental health professionals.

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Sacred Wilderness was started by a team of individuals who saw a deep need for healing for those who had been spiritually abused by the church. In 2021, they started a podcast that focused on telling the stories of church abuse survivors. They were immediately saddened and overwhelmed at the amount of people reaching out with their own abuse stories and hurt. These people were often so broken and scared to speak out in fear that no one would believe them. Sacred Wilderness was quickly formed as a way to help these abuse survivors get proper mental health care and help provide funds for that care when needed.

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Our mission is to help church abuse survivors pursue healing and rehabilitation through sharing their stories, fostering healthy collaborative communities and connecting them to a safe network of care providers while providing scholarships for care when needed.


Our vision is to facilitate restorative healing in all people who have been abused by their church or faith setting.


  • We will believe those who have been abused by the church.

  • We will strive to do what is right in all situations.

  • We will always try to bring truth from darkness to light.

  • We will work with honesty and integrity.

  • We will provide appropriate resources to the best of our ability to aid in the healing process of abuse survivors.

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Any attempt to exert power and control over someone using religion, faith, or beliefs can be spiritual abuse. Spiritual abuse can happen within a religious organization or a personal relationship. (WebMD)

Some signs of spiritual abuse are (but not limited to) using scripture to control your choices, intimidation into conformity, censorship from asking questions, feeling isolated or rejected from your community, public shaming or humiliation, threat of spiritual consequences for not conforming and sexual or physical abuse within a spiritual community. (

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We are here for you.

Here at Sacred Wilderness, we are driven by a single goal; helping people heal from spiritual abuse. If you feel you need resources to help facilitate your healing, please reach out through our contact section. We would love nothing more than to support you with healthy care and resources from professionals to help you on your healing journey.

You can submit through our CONTACT form below or email us at

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Sacred Wilderness is 100% run on donations. We need your financial partnership to help support spiritual abuse survivors. We would be honored if you would come alongside us and give today. Your money directly helps provide these brave souls with proper resources for true healing. Currently we provide scholarships for safe support groups and care from licensed and certified mental health professionals.

We are a recognized 501(c)(3) nonprofit and all of your donations are tax deductible.

Click on DONATE TODAY below to give or use the form below. Form does not always work on a mobile device.

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We are 100% run on donations, and your donations go directly towards providing the resources for those that have been victims of church abuse.

With your financial help, we are able to provide victims with healthy and safe resources for care.

We are a recognized 501(c)(3) and all donations are tax deductible.

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"Offer up your grief. It is holy incense. Offer it in silence. Voice it in protest. Name the betrayals. Honor what was stolen-in the company of others who will walk in the barren places with you."

Ryan Ramsey @rramseywrites

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