Holding Out HELP

Month: May 2019


Snack Drive

Snacks are needed for on-going activities especially our GED Night & Mens and Women’s Support Groups. This is often the only community they have since leaving. It is also when new families come in. The children are more relaxed when they know there are yummy snacks and drinks here. It also helps promotes a safe, …

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Seth Jeff’s Moves to Minnesota – Citizens Concerned

After many conversations with community members in Grand Marias, Minnesota, Sam Brower and I (Tonia Tewell, Founder of Holding Out HELP) flew into Duluth MN and drove 2 hours to Grand Marais. Our drive along Lake Superior was nothing short of breathtaking.

Rachel’s Story

Rachel was married off at the age of 14 to a polygamist man three times her senior. Her sister, who was 15, was married to the same man. Both girls learned to serve and love their husband within the roles he created for them. Rachel’s role was purely sexual and as long as she operated …

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They Just Wanted To Love Me

It’s very hard for many in polygamous communities to leave either because they don’t know where to look for help or because they don’t have enough trust to reach out, particularly when help might come with the price tag of joining some other religious group or being involved in promoting hatred. Many in polygamous groups …

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