Our Vision

 All families in need, with a child who has been sexually abused and suffering financial difficulties, receive temporary financial assistance to support the necessities of daily living.  It is our vision that financial concerns be eliminated  so the family may begin the healing process.

Our Story
sacred - the beginning


In June 2006, our six-year-old granddaughter, Sarah (read her story here),  told her mother that her daddy was sexually abusing her. Our daughter immediately called the authorities and he was arrested. Thus the physical nightmare ended for our granddaughter, and another nightmare began for our daughter and granddaughters. One can never truly imagine or understand the effects of a crime until it happens in your family. Due to financial pressures, our daughter, with four children under seven years of age, was forced to sell her home, car, and many personal belongings. They relocated to a new community to begin their lives anew. Thanks to the generosity of family, friends and business associates whose gifts provided support, our daughter has survived financially. Many victims and their families have not been as blessed to have such support surround them. Due to the courage and strength of our granddaughters' reporting her father's sexual abuse, he is currently serving his sentence in a state prison. Our daughter's plight has awakened us to a severe shortfall of support for families with sexually abused children. Victim's families often times may not follow through with reporting the abuse if the abuser is an income contributor to the family. Families reporting child sexual abuse may suffer not only the loss of income but may also lose health benefits, transportation and other financial benefits supported by the child abuser.  sacred's goal is to deliver financial support to the family within 24 hours of an approved application.

sacred Board of Directors


Carol L. D'Attoma   President - Executive Director

Sexually Abused Children's Relief Endeavor


John J. D'Attoma  Chairman, Executive Vice President-Treasurer

Senior Vice President, General Manager of Iowa Southern Glazer's Wine and Spirits


Stephen Bellini   Board Member

Spirits Industry Consultant

Jody Albers   Board Member
Reece Nichols Realtor

Jennifer L. Johnson   Board Member
Johnson Legal Nurse Consulting, LLC

Leonard Searcy   Board Member
​Partner - Shook, Hardy & Bacon


Jennifer Patel   Board Member
​Owner - JHP Accounting LLC