Hello and welcome to the 1in6 website.
The mission of 1in6 is to help men who have had unwanted or abusive sexual experiences in childhood live healthier, happier lives.
We’re named 1in6 because researchers (conservatively) estimate that 1 in 6 men were sexually abused as a boy. Most men who’ve been harmed by such experiences don’t begin to address those negative effects until their late 30s, 40s or 50s – a fact unacceptable to all of us at 1in6.
In the hope that men will start their recovery processes sooner, our outreach and programs primarily focus on men between the ages of 18 and 30. However, our online resources are available to men of all ages, and no one seeking assistance will be turned away. I hope that you will access our online Lending Library and 24/7 SupportLine.
We have created this website so you can educate yourself and – if this is what you’re looking for – advance your healing process.
Additionally, 1in6 offers several presentations and trainings for professionals and others who work with men who may have had unwanted or abusive sexual experiences as children. These range from 90 minute workshops to a two-day intensive training, which includes CEUs.
Finally, 1in6 has a campus and general community education and outreach campaign that is in full swing. The campaign includes cost-free outreach materials, public speakers for class presentations and other events and the new 1in6 PSA featuring Harrison Ford.
All 1in6 services are free. Also, please know that your privacy and safety are our highest priorities.
In this, our 5th anniversary year, I hope that you find the information and resources on this site useful. I welcome any questions and suggestions that you may have.
Founder, Executive Director
P.S. 1in6 is a federally recognized 501(c)(3) organization and is supported by grants from private foundations and individual donations.