Who We Are

About the Foundation

SA Lifeline Foundation

SA Lifeline Foundation is a non-profit 501c3 organization dedicated to Recovering Individuals and Healing Families from the effects of sexual addiction and betrayal trauma. The Foundation was founded in 2008 by Steven and Rhyll Croshaw. As a parent organization, SA Lifeline Foundation sees addiction and trauma recovery as dependent upon four specific pillars:

The foundation works to produce and provide quality materials to educate the public about the reality and effects of sexual addiction, 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, ecclesiastical leaders, and family members for on-going support for their clients or loved ones seeking recovery. 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 and rehabilitation.

SAL 12-Step

SAL12Step is a subset of SA Lifeline Foundation committed to providing lifelong support through trusted, trauma-sensitive 12 Step for individuals who have experienced sexual addiction or betrayal trauma. 

We have found that working the Steps with a sponsor is the most essential element of lifelong recovery and continual mental, emotional, and spiritual health. 

We aim to provide the best support and resources available to individuals working the 12 Steps for Addiction and Trauma recovery, including specific curriculums, intensive Step Work options (Power of Twelve), ever-increasing in-person and online meetings, guided mindfulness practice, and annual Conferences and Events. 

More information regarding our 12-Step program & online courses can be found at SAL12step.org.

S.A. Lifeline Foundation Executive Board

Steven & Rhyll
Nate & Becky
Kathy Whittaker
Craig Israelsen

S.A. Lifeline Foundation Advisory Board

Dr. Jill Manning
Dr. Donald Hilton
Dr. Gerald Nebeker
Vauna Davis
Naomi Riding
Dan Gray, LCSW
Bryan Crockett

S.A. Lifeline Staff

Kahi
Tosha
Alicia
Daniel
todd
Todd

Mission, Vision, Values

S.A. Lifeline Foundation

Mission Statement:

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.

Vision Statement:

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.

Values Statements:

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.

SAL 12 Step

Mission Statement:

The mission of SAL 12 Step is to provide spiritually-based, gender-specific, trauma-sensitive, sponsor-essential, traditional 12 Step to a non-denominational, international audience.

Vision Statement:

SAL 12 Step envisions a world where individuals struggling with sexual addiction or betrayal trauma can experience true connection, miraculous spiritual growth, and familial healing through working the 12 steps with a sponsor regardless of their race, religion or location.

Values Statements:

SAL 12 Step values God as the center of recovery and prayer as an essential element to our meetings and our personal recovery.

We value consistency, organization, clarity, and purpose in the way we administer our 12 Step program.

We value the original 12 Steps of AA and strive to adhere to the AA traditions.

We value a safe, gender specific, anonymous environment where all people will feel welcome regardless of their race, religion or location.

We value the ever-expanding outreach available through online meetings and worldwide membership.

We value and utilize volunteer and service opportunities as a way to improve our members’ individual recoveries through working their 12th step, and to help fulfill our mission of providing quality 12 Step to an ever-expanding audience.

We value the principles of humility, honesty, and accountability in the way we work together and aim to establish policies and procedures consistent with these recovery ideals.

We are not concerned with the number of people we serve so much as that we serve the people who come to us with real spiritual tools: the information and support that has led us to find lasting recovery and healing in all aspects of our lives.

We value the role of qualified therapy and work to educate both our members and therapists on the symbiotic role of 12-Step and therapy work.

We value our Higher Power as the foundation of this work and find our greatest fulfillment from the miracle of seeing God working in the lives of those who have made the decision to turn their will and their lives over to His care.

We value healthy connection and work to create a sense of community through offering annual events, facilitating 12 Step recovery groups, and providing supplemental resources to increase networks of support and a feeling of belonging.

We value working the 12 steps with a sponsor as the heart of personal recovery.

We value the definition of sobriety as found on page 197 of the White Book.

We value the principles of Surrender and Healthy Boundaries as foundational to recovery from Sexual Addiction and Betrayal Trauma.

We value betrayal trauma as its own unique condition with its own path to healing, separate and apart from the addict.