About Tree Climbers
A world that relieves victims of the stigma of child sexual abuse, and equips adults with the courage, knowledge and tools necessary to identify and report suspected child sexual abuse without fear of repercussion.
To support victims and survivors of child sexual abuse (CSA) and child sexual exploitation (CSE) in their recovery and empower them to use their voices to help other survivors. Tree Climbers is a 501(c)(3) national organization that focuses on both preventative and restorative education.
- · Preventative – educating youth organizations, parents, administrators and children on what grooming looks like, the signs and symptoms that a child is being abused, and pedophiliac behaviors to look for in adults
- · Restorative – educational scholarships for survivors empowering them to give back to other victims, break their silence and further the dialogue on how pedophiles operate
At Tree Climbers we recognize that CSA survivors are both uniquely qualified and often passionate about using their own experiences to help other children. We also believe that victims can not only survivor, but THRIVE.
TRUSTWORTHINESS: We will be accountable as individuals and as members of this community for our ethical conduct and for compliance with applicable laws and Federal policies and directives.
HEALING: Child sexual abuse affects not only the victim but also families and surrounding communities. We will foster an environment of healing for all by identifying resources in their communities to help families recover.
RESPECT: We will respect the rights and dignity of others.
INTEGRITY: We will conduct ourselves with integrity in our dealings with and on behalf of the charity.
VOICE: We believe that everyone deserves to be heard. Too often victims of child sexual abuse feel that they aren’t seen, that no one will listen, and even if they do, that no one will believe them. At Tree Climbers our motto is thus: We See you, We Hear you, We Believe you
EXCELLENCE: We will conscientiously strive for excellence in our work.