On Control

Raised in an environment of extreme control I found ways to escape to my own sanctuary; it was a temporary respite as my parents increased their control over me as I grew older and began rebelling.

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Repair Mission Statement

“Every victim of childhood sexual abuse deserves the right to live a healthy and joyful life. Repair is an educational program designed to provide tools to achieve that goal in a sensitive, non-judgmental and caring environment”. Our ultimate goal is to have happy, stable, healthy adults, and that begins with…

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About Marjorie McKinnon

When I was in incest recovery, living in a woman’s shelter, married to my third abuser, suicidal, fumbling my way in the dark. I thought, ‘If only I had a Lamplighter, someone who would show me the way.’ The dream of the Lamplighter Movement was born.   Ms. Marjorie McKinnon,…

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Code of the Lamplighter Movement

We promise… To tell our story. To validate the truth of family secrets. To understand and accept what has happened. To forgive, which does not mean that you condone the action; it is the beginning of the healing process. To reach out with love and support to other victims of…

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