Safe Haven Churches


ICSA's Spiritual Safe Haven Network (SSHN) consists of individuals and religious institutions (churches, synagogues, campus religious organizations, etc.) that want to offer those who have experienced spiritual abuse a "safe haven" providing spiritual solace, information, and community. 

Articles that may help your church be a safe haven for victims of spiritual abuse:

A Safe-Haven Church: An Introduction to the Basics of a Safe Religious Community (Rev. Neil C. Damgaard)

An Open Letter to Clergy Regarding Helping Former Members of Abusive Churches or Cults (Carol Giambalvo)

Choosing a Church (Larry Pile)

Religion Versus Cult (Rev. Richard L. Dowhower, DD)