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Directory Of Cult Recovery Organizations

Helping Organizations


CultNEWS101 Cult Recovery Resources

News, links and resources about cults, cultic groups, abusive relationships, movements, religions, political organizations, medical and related topics.; 215-467-4939

International Cultic Studies Association (ICSA) Cult Recovery Resources

Founded in 1979*, the International Cultic Studies Association (ICSA) is a global network of people concerned about psychological manipulation and abuse in cultic or high-demand groups, alternative movements, and other environments. ICSA is tax-exempt, supports civil liberties, and is not affiliated with any religious or commercial organizations.

ICSA is unique in how it brings together former group members, families, helping professionals and researchers.;

P.O. Box 2265
Bonita Springs, FL 34133

Phone: 1 (239) 514-3081

Intervention101 Cult Recovery Resources   Since 1984, we have helped people with destructive cults, mind control, brainwashing, parental alienation, estrangement, abusive relationships, gurus, multi-level marketing, violent extremism and other forms of undue influence.
Our approach is based upon our philosophy designed to help families and friends understand and effectively respond to the complexity of a loved one’s cult involvement. (215) 467-4939.

Wellspring Retreat and Resource Center (cult recovery)

Founded by the late Dr. Paul Martin in 1986, Wellspring prides itself in providing counseling and care specifically designed to aid victims of coercion, exploitation, and abuse. Our treatment goal is to assist those who wish to return to emotional and psychological health after experiencing trauma.

After over 25 years of research into cults and high demand churches and hundreds of clients, we share a special empathy with spiritual abuse survivors.

Our office is located in Athens, Ohio, home to Ohio University. The foothills of the Appalachian Mountains provide a tranquility and refreshment for our clients. Athens offers an array of affordable lodging, restaurants, and social activities for clients to enjoy while receiving counseling at Wellspring.

reFOCUS Recovering Former Cultists’ Support

reFOCUS is a secular, non-profit tax-exempt organization which provides a network of support and referrals for individuals recovering from the effects of a destructive cult, or other closed, high-demand group or relationship.


Info-Cult/Info-Secte (Canada)

Info-Cult is a non-profit charitable organization founded in 1980 located in Montreal (Quebec, Canada) that offers help and information on sects, new religious movements and related groups or subjects.;

5655 avenue du Parc, Suite 208
Montreal, Quebec, Canada H2V 4H2
(514) 274-2333


Hjälpkällan, Swedish NGO

Founded in 2006 by former sect members. Providing professional advice and peer support to formers, doubters and relatives. The organization has 70 volunteers with backgrounds in different cultic movements, some of them now working professionally as psychologists or counsellors. Help is offered online, in person or through support groups.

Hjälpkällan has run several three year long projects with governmental funding: Art and Exhibition Project for Second Generation Formers, High School Show Tour on how to Recognize and Resist Manipulation, and an educational program teaching MI (Motivational Interviewing) techniques for parents with children in cultic movements.

The organization also arranges education for volunteers, workshops for formers, professional consultation for teachers or social workers, and public speeches. In 2016 their conference “Life After Cults” was broadcasted in full length on national television in Sweden.; Contact: (or contact form on webpage); Facebook:

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