Media Statements

We are SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests. We are the largest, oldest and most active support group for women and men wounded by religious authority figures (priests, ministers, bishops, deacons, nuns and others).

OH - SNAP Central Ohio announces Mansfield Support Group Meeting

For Immediate Release, Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Statement by Carol Zamonski of Columbus, Ohio, SNAP Central Ohio Leader for SNAP The Survivor’s Network (614

SNAP Central Ohio announces an ongoing support group in the Mansfield, OH area for survivors of sexual abuse in hierarchies (any situation where the sexual abuser has more institutional power than the abused person does):  Schools, Churches, Families, workplaces, etc.).

The support group welcomes people who suffered sexual abuse in an organization or hierarchy and also their supporters.  It is a confidential support group dedicated to supporting survivors of sexual abuse in their search for healing.  For more information about SNAP Support Groups see our website

The Mansfield Area SNAP Support Group meets the third Saturday of each month from 2-4 pm in the Mansfield Area.  For more information contact  Carol Zamonski at 614 653-1502 or


NY, AZ – Victim advocates to Catholic Church: #NoMore

For immediate release, Saturday, November 11, 2017

Statement by Melanie Jula Sakoda of Moraga, California, Volunteer Member of the Board of Directors and Volunteer East Bay Leader for SNAP, the Survivors Network (

Yesterday it was revealed that the Brooklyn Diocese of the Catholic Church had quietly posted on its website the names of seven former priests it says were defrocked for child sexual abuse.

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