Help for survivors

Out of life

Our project started with a first survivor (other than Esther) who we wanted to help get out of the cult. We have mapped out what is needed when someone steps out of the cult; and gradually this approach is deepening. The commitment needed is different for each individual, but the basis remains the same.
For example, trauma processing is very important. Without trauma processing, there is no processing and no (permanent) recovery. Finding a (trauma) therapist is not easy. And more hours of support are needed than are covered by the standard reimbursement.
A gracious and safe living environment is also necessary. A warm place and peace to grow in recovery. This also requires safety measures, such as strict abstinence from digital resources, and no door/window from which the survivor can leave when there is a personality part that would want to do so.

Project Esthers covers the whole picture of the tailor-made help a survivor needs to build a new life over a period of about 1.5 years. The cost for such a pathway is about €20,000 a year. We think we will eventually be able to start counselling three survivors simultaneously. With a basic cash fund of 60,000 euros, we can get straight to work when a request for help is made. In the first year, we can then set up further fundraising for the respective survivor.â

Donations for this project are tax-deductible (the foundation has ANBI status). More information can be found on our donation page.

We hope to help many survivors!


The world of survivors was totally unknown to me. I have great respect for their courage and perseverance when I hear about their bizarre experiences. How vulnerable and special that they want to share this with me personally! I really appreciate that we can open our home for encounters.

Being there unconditionally is the key

I have been touched in my heart by the injustice done to so many; I want to stand for the truth and for God's justice to prevail.

Survivors of SRM need what every human being needs: sincere love, a heart that listens without judgement and lasting connection. Even the deepest parts, those who had to murder and rape, then dare to speak. How many victims will break free from their lifelong slavery if they receive 10 such friends?

It is a privilege to pray for survivors, regularly and at key moments. And also for their families, if they are still in the cult. That is my contribution to their liberation and I experience that in this way I can help God's light to shine on their lives. As a Christian, I thus take my place in God's Kingdom and in the heavenly realms.

What a new, dark world opened up for me in 2020. Too bizarre to be true, until I started to listen and read critically and openly. I now find it a privilege to support therapists and survivors, so that the Light of Jesus overcomes the deep darkness.

I give my hands to help and my heart to love.

It is a privilege to experience a survivor. But it is an even greater privilege to be able to do your modest part to support the survivor to really live.

No one can do it all alone.... That is why I want to mean something for others. My name Tikva means HOPE ... and there is hope for everyone!