“Your blog will discourage other women from getting healing.” Bull. Here are some Genuine Charities for Sexual Abuse Survivors…

A Younique Foundation defender believes Elle’s blog will “stop women from getting the healing they deserve” – we think otherwise. Here is a global directory of GENUINE charities for sexual abuse survivors, in all Younique-operating countries.

Barely 24 hours have passed since my Y-spy, Albie, shared her experience of applying for the Younique Foundation retreat. Naturally, many people have come to defend this “Haven Retreat” for childhood sexual abuse survivors, which is their right. Now, whether we agree or not, everyone is entitled to their opinion on the Younique Foundation – after all, I provided mine a few months ago (readCharity or Travesty? Let’s look at the facts…for my collaboration article with Maz Carrah).

However, there is one particular comment on Albie’s post that really needs addressing.

the haven retreat
The Haven Retreat [source: http://youniquefoundation.org]
And no, I am not talking about the comment that was blatantly victim-blaming and accused Albie of being “resistant“, believe it or not.

I would like to address this, by a ‘T Shafer’:

Comment on Albie's Story - T Shafer

Key point being, “…I find your blog very sad as it will undoubtedly discourage other women from getting the healing that they deserve.”

I’m going to disagree with you there, “T Shafer” – in fact, I think my blog will do the opposite. It will help other sexual abuse survivors find genuine organisations and charities that WILL accommodate their needs, and HELP them – far more than a 4-day retreat of pottery classes ever could. In fact, I’ll start now.

To date, Younique’s “Haven Retreat” is open to global applicants, and operates in these countries (according to their Triple Digits Club page):

  • United States of America
  • United Kingdom
  • Australia
  • New Zealand
  • Canada
  • Republic of Ireland
  • Spain
  • Italy
  • France
  • Germany
  • Mexico
  • Hong Kong

Younique Founders Circle
[Source:] Younique Triple Digits Club
Therefore, I call upon any members of the above countries to help make this page a mini resource – so survivors of sexual abuse can find the help they need without having to spend thousands on travelling to Utah.

This could potentially be an unofficial directory for sexual abuse survivors – help them to find charities and organisations that are equipped to support their emotional wellbeing. Not somewhere that expects them to pay for their own travel, and do a bit of meditation when they get there.

I also notice a lot of Youniquers attempting to fundraise for this sham excuse for a charity – so, why not use this list to find a genuine charity to donate those funds to?

I’ll start with the United Kingdom, as it is where I’m based. If you recall from my Charity or Travesty article, Maz Carrah listed a selection of UK-based charities, so I will include them, and more, as suggested by my followers.

Elle Beau’s Global Directory of Genuine Help for Sexual Abuse Survivors

Please comment below with any charities and organisations in your part of the world that provides support to sexual abuse survivors – doesn’t matter if they are national or area specific, and I will periodically add them to the directory. Please provide websites wherever possible. ❤

United Kingdom

Please comment below with any organisations that need adding to the list.

 

United States of America

This list needs help getting off the ground. Please comment below with any organisations that need adding.

 

 

Canada

This list needs help getting off the ground. Please comment below with any organisations that need adding.

 

Australia

This list needs help getting off the ground. Please comment below with any organisations that need adding.


New Zealand

This list needs help getting off the ground. Please comment below with any organisations that need adding.


Republic of Ireland

This list needs help getting off the ground. Please comment below with any organisations that need adding.

 

Mexico – Méjico

This list needs help getting off the ground. Please comment below with any organisations that need adding.

 

France

This list needs help getting off the ground. Please comment below with any organisations that need adding.

Germany – Deutschland

This list needs help getting off the ground. Please comment below with any organisations that need adding.

 

Italy – Italia

This list needs help getting off the ground. Please comment below with any organisations that need adding.

 

Spain – España

This list needs help getting off the ground. Please comment below with any organisations that need adding.

 

Hong Kong – 香港

This list needs help getting off the ground. Please comment below with any organisations that need adding.

 

Thank you to everyone who has contributed to this resource – let’s ensure survivors are not duped by the promises of the Younique Foundation Retreat. Let’s ensure that they are directed to charities and organisations specifically trained to help them.

What’s next for Elle Beau?

On reflection, I do feel that I would like to rewrite my Poonique story into a proper novella – whether its an ebook, or if I find someone who would put me in print.  The main reason being, I missed out “the smaller stuff” for the purpose of keeping the reader interested and driving the tale forward.  When I wrote this blog, I wanted to mainly focus on the dodgy tactics I experienced, but on reflection I would like to talk more in-depth about everything I can remember.  

I would like to rewrite my tale with the spreadsheet as more of a prominent reference point – it will also help me recall things in chronological order (i.e. when certain monthly kudos were released, little paltry orders etc).  Mia is still lurking in some of the training groups, and is finding me screenshots to illustrate certain chapters.  So, as well as writing anti-MLM articles, I will be working on producing a full, comprehensive story in the interim.  I hope to set up a Kickstarter for this once I have an idea of costings.

If you like the anti-MLM aims I am working towards, please consider supporting me via Patreon.  Anything is gratefully received.

Stay subscribed for upcoming anti-MLM news and articles, and of course the ever-popular #ShitHunsSay screenshots.

Don’t forget to join the MLM fight on social media – if you’re on Twitter, please give @ElleBeauBlog a follow (and help me get the #Poonique hashtag trending again!).  Alternatively, join in the discussion with Elle Beau, the Anti-Blogger on Facebook.  I am also on Instagram now – look for @ellebeaublog!

Please, also check out the good work of the people of Bot WatchJuice Plus/MLM Lies Exposed and Timeless Vie.  They work tirelessly to expose the truth and lies of the MLM industry, so anyone considering this line of work can make a fair, informed decision .  In fact, I now have a Recommended Reading page for Anti-MLM writers and interesting lifestyle bloggers I think you will enjoy, such as Chammy in Real Life and my first Patreon, @yourolly.

For something a little different to pyramid schemes, I would also recommend a look at what Bad Psychics are up to.  Award-winning and seen-on-TV, they have worked to expose false claims made by psychics, mediums and the paranormal since 2003.

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Author: Elle Beau

Ah, hello there. My name is Elle Beau, and I am a former Younique (Poonique) presenter. The aim of this profile will be to anonymously share my experiences of multi-level marketing – something that may create a backlash, outrage, flounces…you name it. However, if my writing can help at least one person from making the mistakes I did, then I’ll be happy with that.

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