Hidden Water is a restorative justice response to the impact of child sexual abuse.
We are a community that supports and upholds the dignity of all who have been impacted by this type of abuse: those who were harmed, those who have harmed and are working to take responsibility, and those who love either or both.
In Circle, we work to heal individuals, families, and communities from the devastating impacts of child sexual abuse. We strive to prevent future harm by educating others, inspiring collective responsibility, and cultivating a culture of healthy boundaries for all.
Introducing The Hidden Water Podcast
Welcome to the Hidden Water Podcast Series. In Episode 1, Josh Wilcox interviews Founder and Executive Director Elizabeth Clemants about the origin story, the foundational philosophies and evolving structures of Hidden Water.
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Our model is based on the indigenous practice of Circle and founded on the belief that abuse harms all members of a family, community and society, not just the persons directly impacted.
steeping like tea,
the tendrils of steam rising from each wounded leaf
in a bottomless cup of sorrow and pain.
But something in that last sip burns the tongue.
Grief blisters and insists: heal this harm.
And so we do,
brewing grace from hidden water.