Our Mission

We are committed to providing sincere and compassionate support to all who have experienced SA or CSA within the Truth. We encourage and empower community members to establish an environment where everyone, particularly victim-survivors and those who are vulnerable, can be physically, emotionally, and mentally safe.

What you can expect from us

  • We will always prioritize the safety and well-being of victim-survivors.
  • We create space for the voices of all victim-survivors.
  • We treat people with respect and kindness.
  • We will never pressure victim-survivors into doing something that doesn’t feel right to them.
  • We encourage feedback and questions (you can use this form to contact us or send us an email at info@voicesforthetruth.org).

Who We Are

We are a collaborative and consensus-driven organization whose sole purpose is to support victim-survivors and others affected by SA or CSA within the Truth and prevent further SA and CSA. We are composed entirely of volunteers, including victim-survivors, who contribute our time and resources for a common cause in different capacities. We coordinate with the Friends, Workers, former members, and qualified professionals to connect people with the help they need.

Our Victim-Survivor Advisory Board

Victim-survivors are the heart of our organization and purpose. Our advisory board is comprised entirely of victim-survivors. We are working to build a safe structure that will support a more robust and diverse advisory board — if you are a victim-survivor and would like to be considered for a position on our advisory board at a later date, please fill out this form.

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Selkie grew up going to meetings in Oklahoma (United States) and moved to the Clever convention grounds in Missouri as a teenager. Selkie joined Voices for the Truth to lift the voices of other victim-survivors like themself and to provide resources to protect other vulnerable people from experiencing the pain they did. They no longer attend meetings but love and cherish many people who do.

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Jeanie was born in California (United States) and lived most of her life in Oregon. She is a former worker who was raised in the Truth. She is a survivor of sexual assault at the hands of her professing relative. She has been empowered to speak her silence and share her story and triumph over abuse in an effort to support others in their healing.

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Abbi grew up going to meetings in Western Washington and North Idaho. In January of 2022 she was invited to co-found a support group for former church members, and in March of 2023 helped bring to light an abuse crisis within the church community. She immediately found herself in a unique survivor support and advocacy role — supporting and validating survivors, documenting events, and collaborating with church leadership to remove perpetrators and protect the vulnerable in their congregations. This experience has empowered her to find her own voice and process her own experiences with abuse. Abbi has found incredible fulfillment in this work and is dedicated to continuing efforts to provide safety, validation, and support for other survivors.

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You Can Help

Become a vital part of our collective mission to heal, support, and uplift one another. Your gift will help us foster healing, provide essential assistance to victim-survivors, and empower Friends to build a safer, more compassionate community.

We are a volunteer-driven 501(c)(3) nonprofit. Your gift will help provide professional crisis services, facilitate community training, produce educational materials, and cover essential operating expenses. Tax ID: 93-2887857

Frequently Asked Questions

What is 'the Truth'?

The Truth is one of many common names for a worldwide religious community. The church is also often referred to as "The Way," the "2x2s," the "Friends and Workers" or the "Two by Twos."

This worldwide religious movement is experiencing reckoning, which began in 2023 due to the exposure of thousands of historical sexual abuse cases and the collective outcry of thousands of victim-survivors who never received the support they needed.

Read more about the events that precipitated the formation of Voices For The Truth.

Are you trying to hurt the Truth or discourage people from attending meetings?

No. Our only goal is to support victim-survivors and prevent further abuse. We are doing so in coordination with Friends and Workers, but our resources are available to anyone, regardless of their beliefs or association with the Truth. We respect that spiritual choices are based on personal convictions, and we do not try to influence anyone’s belief.

Why are you focused on the Truth? This kind of thing happens everywhere.

Sexual assault (SA) and child sexual abuse (CSA) can happen in any community, and it’s important to address it everywhere it occurs. The Friends and Workers are a community unlike any other, though. By focusing specifically on the Truth, we hope to address the SA and CSA in a more direct and effective way that creates a safer community for all.

This happened because of a few bad people. Why make a big deal about it?

    Abusers are responsible for their own actions, but the entire community is responsible for the reaction to the abuse. Unless there is a culture where victim-survivors feel safe and supported in reporting their abuse, where abusers are held accountable, and where bystanders are aware and educated enough to intervene, SA and CSA will continue to occur frequently.

    We are seeking volunteers with expertise in communications, SA and CSA education and prevention, trauma-informed victim-survivor advocacy, community outreach, and legal counsel.

    Volunteer positions are open to anyone regardless of their current affiliation with the Truth (Friend, Worker, or former member).