Audio Stories

In August 2014 SNAP entered a community partnership with StoryCorps. Since 2003 StoryCorps has collected and archived more than 50,000 interviews with over 90,000 participants. With the storyteller's permission, each conversation is preserved at the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress.

StoryCorps is one of the largest oral history projects of its kind, and millions listen to their weekly broadcasts on NPR's Morning Edition and on their Listen pages. SNAP President Barbara Blaine was interviewed by her friend and mentor Judge Sheila Murphy and the story aired on WBEZ in Chicago August 1.

In honor of the 25th Anniversary of SNAP, during the 2014 National Conference Aug 1-3 StoryCorps reserved two full recording days for SNAP members to share their stories. We are so proud of the brave survivors who have made their stories available to you with the hope that those who have not yet found the courage, will be inspired to come forward.

Since then, others have been able to record at the StoryCorps booths in San Francisco, Atlanta and Chicago. They even have a mobile booth that may be coming to a town near you soon. We would love to hear your story! Explore the links below for more information. As always, feel free to call the SNAP office with any questions, 312-455-1499.

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  • commented 2015-09-18 15:49:22 -0500
    Listened to each of them. Very moving and significant. All are amazing for sharing their their stories. Will help many who listen to find their voices. Can’t find words for the church and church people who tortured these children. Nor for the church people who were complicit in hiding, moving, aiding and abetting the torturers. Thank You.
  • commented 2015-07-27 05:58:51 -0500
    I couldn’t listen, but I admire all of you who have stepped forward and raised your voices against anyone willing to allow, and or abuse others themselves… I have never suffered any abuse, but it is something that touches my heart and is very near & dear to me, whomever the criminal acted is done by… but to find strength to stand up to those who should be providing care for us, especially spiritually is beyond powerful… I applaud all of you for what you are doing to help one another, and those who cannot speak out, or have yet to become victims… Stay strong & know you are cared for dearly. Robin & family~
  • commented 2015-06-07 11:25:50 -0500 · Flag
    I am still in Awe listening to these interviews and so very grateful to the SNAP Organization, our family of support.
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  • commented 2015-01-30 21:55:27 -0600
    Thank you to all of you for sharing these stories. I’m blown away by your courage and strength and heart. And you make me know I’m not alone.
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  • commented 2014-11-27 00:35:46 -0600
    Very, very intresting history.ęstutis Ralys(Ph.D.)
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