Our Story

HomeFree was founded by Leah Ruth Watt in 2015. Leah grew up in an abusive cult in Northern California and spent twenty years struggling to make sense of it all. After floundering in and out of therapy, suicidal depression, homelessness, unemployment, eating disorders, and substance abuse, she realized there had to be a better way.

No one should have to go through this in order to recover from childhood abuse or cult involvement. No one should have to suffer for decades just trying to stay alive.

In 2005, Leah attended Wellspring Retreat and Resource Center in Athens, Ohio. There, she learned about the Lifton Criteria for mind control. She thought, “Why has it taken me so long to find this out? Someone should be teaching this stuff.”

And so the seed for HomeFree was planted. We’ve gathered all the information and tools you need in one place so you can get started today.

  • My Personal Message To You

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  • The End of My Recovery