Letter From the Founders
Thank you for reaching out to us for help. I'm Elizabeth Lee. I started Online SOS because I wanted others to have a professional, safe, central place to get help, after experiencing online abuse - including harassment, stalking, threats of violence, hacking, and nonconsensual pornography.
From personal experience, I deeply understand how online (and in-person) harassment and violence can have real life consequences, and how challenging it can be for anyone - even high functioning, strong-willed men and women - to recover.
I remember feeling so vulnerable, confused, and alone. I didn’t have the guts to tell anyone for a long time or the financial means to get help from experts. But with the power of Google and a great psychologist, I was able to regain control of my life. But it wasn’t easy, and took far too long.
7 years and a career in finance later, I’ve set out to serve the group I care about the most: people in crisis or recovery from online harassment. Online harassment is often misunderstood, trivialized, and dismissed, but we don’t want that to be your experience.
I’ve teamed up with Samantha, a licensed mental health professional who specializes in helping people overcome trauma. Our goal is to redirect funds and expert services to those who need help. We're creating the services and resources we wish we had, and collaborating with the amazing efforts that already exist.
At Online SOS, our aim is to help you find the fastest way to achieving your goals for recovery, by providing tactical, financial, and emotional support. We will connect you with the right experts / professionals and donate funds to pay for services, as needed.
Navigating my experiences with online (and in-person / IRL) harassment and violence have been the greatest challenge in my personal and professional life. And if there’s something I can do to help you in your journey, we genuinely want to.
To get started, please complete our self-assessment. We take privacy seriously. All communication will remain confidential. Together, let's help get you one step closer to where you want to be.
With love and support,
Liz and Sam
Founders of Online SOS