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 pornography and sexual addiction recoveryand healing from the effects of 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. (Link to 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 Executive Board

S.A. Lifeline Foundation Advisory Board

S.A. Lifeline Staff

Tara McCausland

S.A. Lifeline Executive Director

SAL 12-Step Women's Executive Director

SAL 12-Step Men's Executive Director

Mission, Vision, Values

S.A. Lifeline Foundation

Mission Statement:

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

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

Vision Statement:

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.

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 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.


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.