About S.A. Lifeline Foundation

S. A. Lifeline Foundation is a 501c3 non-profit organization founded in 2008 by Steven & Rhyll Croshaw. It was their decades of experience with addiction and trauma that prompted the formation of an organization that could  provide hope, education, and resources related to the recovery of pornography/sexual addiction  and betrayal trauma. Our purpose is most succinctly stated as “Recovering Individuals, Healing Families.” 

The foundation works to produce and provide quality educational resources and events to educate the public about the reality and effects of sexual addiction, betrayal trauma, as well as the components of lasting recovery. Founded and run by people who have experienced addiction and trauma, we also aim to serve as a trusted resource to therapists, faith/community leaders, and family members for on-going support for their clients or loved ones seeking recovery. 

S.A. Lifeline Foundation sees addiction and trauma recovery as dependent upon the elements of what S.A. Lifeline calls the Recovery Puzzle. The Recovery Puzzle illustrates the essential pieces that are required for lasting recovery. Our experience suggests that those who rigorously seek to incorporate each of these elements find healing.

S.A. Lifeline is the parent organization of SAL 12-Step: a trauma sensitive, spiritually centered, non-denominational, sponsor essential, gender-specific, traditional 12-Step program for men suffering from unwanted sexual behaviors and women struggling with the associated betrayal trauma. We have found truth in the theory that “Only an alcoholic can help an alcoholic.” We know from our own experience that the long-term resources and unique support our community can offer is a crucial complement to qualified therapy.

S.A. Lifeline Foundation Board of Directors

S.A. Lifeline Foundation Advisory Board

S.A. Lifeline Executive Staff

S.A. Lifeline Executive Director

SAL 12-Step Women's Executive Director

SAL 12-Step Men's Executive Director

The mission of S.A. Lifeline Foundation is to provide individuals, couples and families hope for recovery from sexual addiction and betrayal trauma through:

  • providing educational resources
  • encouraging spiritual connection supported by quality 12-step recovery groups
  • emphasizing appropriate boundaries and bottom lines
  • recommending qualified therapy.

S.A. Lifeline Foundation envisions a world with greater awareness and understanding of the reality of sexual addiction and betrayal trauma, as well as effective community, tools, and support that will assist struggling individuals in living fulfilling lives of long-term recovery and emotional health.

  • S.A. Lifeline values humility, honesty, and accountability in the way we work and interact with one another.
  • We value God as the foundation of our work and our personal spiritual connection with Him as our highest priority.
  • We value betrayal trauma as its own unique condition with its own path to healing, separate and apart from the addict.
  • We value the strength, hope, and experience of the entire community, from newcomers to long-time members, and know that there is much that we do not understand.
  • We value the contributions of others who are making a difference in the world to bring attention to the problem of sexual addiction and betrayal trauma and work to create relationships with them and collaborate our efforts as far as we can.
  • We value sound educational materials and seek to produce these materials as well as refer our clients to them to benefit their individual recoveries.
  • We value the role of qualified therapy in the recovery process and work to educate both our members and therapists on the symbiotic nature of 12 Step work and therapy.
  • We believe in the importance of the entire family system in regards to healing from the effects of sexual addiction and betrayal trauma and seek to offer support and guidance that will benefit the entire family unit.
  • We value connection and work to create a sense of community through offering affordable annual events, facilitating quality 12 step recovery groups, and providing supplemental resources to increase networks of support and a feeling of belonging.