Exodus International was "a nonprofit, interdenominational Christian organization promoting the message of Freedom from homosexuality through the power of Jesus Christ." They had 150 ministries in 17 countries and 120 ministries in North America. Founded in 1976, Exodus was the largest Christian referral and information network dealing with homosexual issues in the world. Exodus was the premier organization when somebody decided to look for help to leave homosexuality, as well as support for affected family and friends.
In June 2013 Exodus International shut down. Alan Chambers, the organization's president, apologized "to the gay community for years of undue suffering and judgment at the hands of the organization and the church as a whole," and also apologized for promoting reparative therapy and for not standing up against Christians who called gays names.i