Speaking Up for Dignity

How to Help Survivors of Polygamy

Many people ask how they can help the victims of polygamy. Much help is needed! Below is a directory of organizations, each with its own special mission. Please visit each one and you will certainly find a way to help!

Voices for Dignity

Las Vegas, NV ||Speaking out against the abuse, exploitation, oppression and humiliation of human beings. Helping the victims restore their sense of dignity and inner beauty. Specifically, we empower survivors of patriarchal polygamy, cults, ecclesiastical abuse, human trafficking, prostitution, rape, cyberbullying, media humiliation and other forms of trauma and psychological violence. We provide resources and services to help victims overcome these heart-wrenching experiences and succeed in a positive new life path.

702-305-2220

Dove Center

St. George, Utah || The DOVE Center is a 501(c)(3) shelter. The mission is to build a community of peace one person, one family, and one home at a time. We strive to do this by providing confidential shelter, advocacy, and counseling to support victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. We work to increase safety in our community by building collaborative partnerships and providing awareness and prevention education.

435-628-0458

Holding Out Out Help

Salt Lake City, Utah ||  Holding Out HELP exists to assist those from a polygamous background with the resources necessary to meet their physical, emotional, and educational needs. Primarily we help those transitioning from a polygamist community into an independent and self-sufficient life by providing access to housing, food, clothing, counseling, mentoring, job training, education and referral services.

801.548.3492

Sound Choices Coalition

Cedar City, Utah ||  Sound Choices Coalition (SCC) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to raising awareness and working to end the damaging practices associated with polygamous cultures.  SCC’s goal is to prevent underage “marriage” (sexual assault or statutory rape); child marriage; forced marriage; incest; sexual exploitation; trafficking; physical abuse; sexual abuse; polygamy itself, with its emotional abuse and gender inequities; medical neglect; educational neglect; welfare fraud; child abandonment; and child labor within polygamous communities.

801-609-4308

Three Corners Womens Giving Circle

St. George, Utah || Through a strategic grant making process, we fund and support local nonprofit organizations that offer creative and promising programs to empower women and girls to reach their full potential.  We seek to strengthen the influence and well-being of all women and girls in our region while helping members experience the benefits of planned giving.

The Diversity Foundation

Salt Lake City, Utah ||  The Diversity Foundation assists young men (aka “Lost Boys”) and women who are former members of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (“FLDS”), a polygamist community in southern Utah and northern Arizona. Our efforts consist of providing the opportunity for a quality education, medical and dental health support, psychological counseling, life skills instruction, and social services.

801.553.4556

A Shield and Refuge

Purpose: To bear the good news of Jesus, and to be an agent of freedom and restoration, for those seeking liberty from the physical, emotional, and spiritual bondage of polygamy and Mormon fundamentalism. Goals: 1) To assist, enable, and participate in the rescue of those seeking freedom from a polygamist lifestyle, situation, community, or culture, 2) To provide for immediate physical needs of new “refugees” and provide long-term assistance in the transition to life “on the outside, 3) To make known the soul-saving and life-changing biblical message of salvation through Jesus Christ alone, and freedom from the burden of striving for salvation through plural marriage.

1-877-425-9993

Family Support Center

Taylorsville, Utah || Protecting children, strengthening families, preventing child abuse. The Family Support Center offers a variety of support services for families including housing, day care, crisis nursery, support groups, parenting classes, counseling, and shelter services such as Lifestart Village. The mission of the Family Support Center’s LifeStart Village is to move single women with children from dependency to self-sufficiency. In FSC’s LifeStart Village, single mothers and their children move from homelessness or near homelessness into safe, stable housing where they develop the necessary skills to create a stable, nurturing environment.

801-955-9110

 

If you know of another group or cause that should be in our directory, please let us know!

 

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4 Comments

  1. Angela

    The site is looking good. Love the wish list so far. I’m definetly open to helping with a home. I will open my home up to one and will provide my home and food and toiletries etc. I have a vehicle they can use till we can help get them one. I’d like to help with as much as I can. Thanks so much.

  2. I would like my organization to be listed. The World Organization To End Sex Trafficking. We are seeking to end the practice of polygamy here in the US, by going after the financial resources of the separate polygamist families. We also provide legal support and protection for people fleeing prostitution, both in the US and abroad.

  3. Raya Trail

    I live in Shenandoah County, Virginia. I am completely on the other side of the country compared to the women who are affected by polygamy. But I have been studying everything I can on the mormon and polygamist culture. I have also been keeping up with the new casts on all the issues. I would do anything, just short of uprooting my husband and 5 children, to be closer and actually help remove girls from the lives of hell they are living. Can anyone tell me what I can do from here?

  4. Jeff Tidwell

    Hate these girls treated like this by old men . They don’t need to come to the south but are southern we are guys that help . I’m not Mormon I’m baptist. I help people these people that need to get away from old men . tidwellj1398@gmail.com. Why stay in Utah I don’t get it .

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