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

Tara McCausland

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 real hope and effective tools for recovery from sexual addiction and betrayal trauma, including:

  • providing quality educational resources
  • encouraging spiritual connection—supported by SAL 12-Step recovery groups
  • emphasizing appropriate boundaries and bottom lines for safety
  • recommending qualified therapy

S.A. Lifeline Foundation envisions a world with a growing recognition of the reality of sexual addiction and betrayal trauma, and broader adoption of effective tools and support communities that can 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 from the addict.

-We value the strength, hope, and experience of the entire community—from newcomers to long-time members, and acknowledge that there is much we do not understand.

-We value the contributions of others who are making a difference  by drawing attention to the problem of sexual addiction and betrayal trauma, and we strive to create relationships with them and collaborate our efforts.

-We value sound educational materials and strive to produce these materials, and encourage our members to use them to benefit their individual recoveries.

-We value the role of qualified therapy in the recovery process, and strive 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, and strive to offer support to all family members that are seeking to heal from the effects of sexual addiction and betrayal trauma.

-We value connection, and strive to foster a sense of community by offering affordable annual events, facilitating quality 12-Step recovery groups, and providing supplemental resources to increase networks of support and a growing sense of belonging.