Welcome to the Lamplighter Movement

Abuse Victim Profile

"Entering Planet Earth"
Joys on THE OTHER SIDE OF THE BRIDGE OF RECOVERY wait for you.
Illustrations by Tom McKinnon

Abuse Victim Profile

"Happy at First"
Joys on THE OTHER SIDE OF THE BRIDGE OF RECOVERY wait for you.
Illustrations by Tom McKinnon

Abuse Victim Profile

"The Perpetrators"
Joys on THE OTHER SIDE OF THE BRIDGE OF RECOVERY wait for you.
Illustrations by Tom McKinnon

Abuse Victim Profile

"Despair"
Joys on THE OTHER SIDE OF THE BRIDGE OF RECOVERY wait for you.
Illustrations by Tom McKinnon

Abuse Victim Profile

"Working the R-E-P-A-I-R Program"
Joys on THE OTHER SIDE OF THE BRIDGE OF RECOVERY wait for you.
Illustrations by Tom McKinnon

Abuse Victim Profile

"The Magic Mirror"
Joys on THE OTHER SIDE OF THE BRIDGE OF RECOVERY wait for you.
Illustrations by Tom McKinnon

Abuse Victim Profile

"Crossing the Bridge"
Joys on THE OTHER SIDE OF THE BRIDGE OF RECOVERY wait for you.
Illustrations by Tom McKinnon

Abuse Victim Profile

"Happy At Last"
Joys on THE OTHER SIDE OF THE BRIDGE OF RECOVERY wait for you.
Illustrations by Tom McKinnon

Start a Group


Illustrations by Tom McKinnon

Poetry Corner


Illustrations by Tom McKinnon

Abuse Victim Profile


Illustrations by Tom McKinnon

Poetry Corner


Illustrations by Tom McKinnon

Mission Statement


Illustrations by Tom McKinnon

Mission Statement


Illustrations by Tom McKinnon

Mission Statement


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Stand Up & Be Counted


Illustrations by Tom McKinnon

Happy with Friends


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Happy on Your Own


Illustrations by Tom McKinnon


Our Guest Blogger December, 2021, Michael Skinner

The Healing Power of Music

by Michael Skinner

Michael Skinner is a nationally known award-winning advocate survivor addressing the issues of
trauma, abuse and mental health concerns through public speaking and his music – he has spoken at the
National Press Club, was a keynote presenter for a conference held by the United Nations, The State
Department and Georgetown University on the sexual exploitation and trafficking of children and
adults and he has appeared on many TV, radio and Internet shows – he was part of the Oprah Winfrey
Shows that addressed the issues of males sexually abused as children. His music and advocacy website
has been visited by well over a million visitors and he has formed the non-profit, the Surviving Spirit,
that offers Hope, Healing and Help for those impacted by trauma, abuse and mental health challenges
through the creative arts, advocacy, education, a monthly newsletter and website.

His role as a consultant and trainer for the Federal government’s Substance Abuse and Mental Health
Services Administration’s, National Center for Trauma Informed Care and the National Association of
State Mental Health Program Directors has been crucial in helping to shape the policy initiatives and
directives for the delivery and implementation of trauma informed care and services.
www.mskinnermusic.com www.survivingspirit.com
mikeskinner@comcast.net mike.skinner@survivingspirit.com
603-625-2136 38 River Ledge Drive, Goffstown, NH 03045

Click Here to see Michael’s post


Children of an untreated victim of childhood sexual abuse
stand a five times greater chance of being abused themselves.


Punch a hole in the darkness!!
Become a Lamplighter, a light in the world of child abuse.
Start a chapter in your area.

Provide a “home away from home” for other survivors, a safe place where they can tell their story. Support for adult survivors of child sexual abuse incest, domestic violence, rape and sexual assault

Due to COVID-19 virus the Lamplighter Movement is in limbo. Once this world-wide problem is over we will come back even stronger. If you are looking for a chapter in your area that may or may not still be functioning, check the Chapter Locations page to see if there is a chapter listed for your area and email the facilitator to see if they are doing Zoom meetings, are doing masks and social distancing or have telephone support. If you are interested in starting a chapter once this is over please let me know and I will contact you once life is safer to help you get set up. My email address is margie@thelamplighters.org. At the present time my goal is to begin setting up new chapters in the fall of 2021. WE NEED AN ARMY!

EXCITING INFORMATION ON THE LAMPLIGHTER MOVEMENT

Ebony May is starting a Virtual Lamplighter Meeting for the Harker Heights/Ft. Hood, TX area. For information email her at Ebony.L.May@gmail.com

In the meantime, please check out our REPAIR page on this website to discover how you too can become the happiest person you know.  Order a copy of REPAIR Your Life and begin the work. We also have REPAIR for Kids, REPAIR for Teens, REPAIR Your Life Workbook, REPAIR for Toddlers and a post recovery book called It’s Your Choice! Decisions That Will Change Your Life. All are available on amazon.com as well as all websites for book distributions and our publisher Loving Healing Press’s website.

We must all stand together so that none must stand alone!


I Never Heard A Robin Sing

My memoir, with a five-star review by Dr. Vincent Felitti, is now available
in paperback on amazon.com and all other online book stores.


My recovery poems have all been compiled into a book called
Odyssey, A Spiritual Journey.
Please read the newest entry in my Poetry Corner


Working the Program

My life is but a weaving between my God and me;  I do not choose the colors He worketh steadily. Oftimes He weaveth sorrow and I in foolish pride forget He sees the upper and I the underside. Not till the loom is silent and shuttles cease to fly will God unroll the canvas and explain the reason why. The dark threads are as needful in the skillful weaver’s hand as the threads of gold and silver in the pattern He has planned.


If you want to be happy change the sail not the wind.

 All illustrations by Tom W. McKinnon

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