How to Help
Survivors of Incest Anonymous
for adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse
SIA is a 12 Step fellowship; We grow by giving back through service. There are many opportunities to serve, starting at the group level by setting out literature, making coffee, or chairing a meeting. In time, a member could serve as a group representative for their local inter-group or at the World Service Conference. Also, members with active participation in SIA are welcome to help out at the World Service Office or join a World Service Conference Committee. Please see the World Service Conference & SIA Service Structure pages for more information.
Loving Higher Power, grant us the serenity
to accept the things we cannot change,
the courage to change the things we can,
and the wisdom to know the difference.
In 12 Step fellowships we don’t think of it as volunteering in the traditional sense, but rather “carrying the message” by working Step 12-Having had a spiritual awakening as a result of these Steps, we tried to carry this message to other survivors and to practice these principles in all our endeavors. To view or submit an application, please click the link below.
More Ways to Help
An SIA meeting is a unique tool to use during recovery. The caring support from other survivors is what makes our meetings what they are – a safe place to come together and share. Many of our meetings have been started by survivors who had never been to an SIA meeting. There is no one “correct” way to lead a meeting and formats differ from one group to another. You can find examples on the Downloadable Materials page – if you’re considering starting a meeting we’ve made these available specifically for you!
Monthly giving provides critical year-round support. Recurring donations allow you to spread your contribution over small monthly gifts while allowing us to have a dependable base of support that saves time, banking fees, and paper. On the Donate page, simply choose the monthly amount that you’d like to give, complete the rest of the form, and be sure to check the “Yes, automatically repeat this gift every month” option.
Want to receive all the latest SIA news? To be added to the SIA World Service Office’s low-volume, announcement-only mailing list, simply submit the form below. Please note that this list will not be used for discussion; only the list moderator may post news to share with members of the list.
- Set up or chair your home group meeting regularly
- Be a secretary or treasurer for your meeting
- Carry the message to people who may be interested in this website
- answer emails for your state
- Become a penpal to survivors who cannot attend phone or internet meetings
- serve on a committee to organize an SIA event in your area
- Chair a workshop or at an SIA event
- If you have been in recovery for several years and have worked the steps, consider serving on the SIAWSO Board of Trustees