Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests starting local chapter

By Dave Sutor, February 17, 2017, Tribune Democrat

A well-known advocacy group for child sexual abuse victims is setting up a chapter in the Altoona–Johnstown area.

Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests plans to hold its first confidential support meeting in Ebensburg on Feb. 28 from 6 to 8 p.m. 

SNAP is establishing its local group in response to the ongoing abuse scandal within the Roman Catholic Diocese of Altoona–Johnstown.


“There is so much pain and hurt there that there needs to be support there,” said Judy Jones, the organization’s Midwest associate director.

In March, the Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General issued a report that provided details about an alleged decades-long coverup in which  . . . 

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