Familial Support

Families and Support

Families of Survivors have also suffered from the trauma of their loved one.  If you are a family member and need to talk or correspond with someone who has been where you are, the people listed below are waiting to hear from you.

Families Supporting Loved Ones Sexually Abused By Clergy Support Group Video Meeting

Many of us are supporting our loved ones who are survivors of sexual abuse. Often we do not know how to help them through the pain and we don’t know how to help ourselves either. You are not alone. Families of survivors are survivors too. We need to learn coping tools and what are triggers are. We need to learn how to heal ourselves and how to help our loved one and our family. We need to learn to let go of the guilt, shame and overwhelm. We are here to help you. Come forward and listen, share, and learn ways others are coping and healing.

Meetings on the 2nd Wednesday of every month
Time: 6:00-7:30 pm Pacific Time

Contact:  Barbi Jolliffe - 510-374-2468  - [email protected] for more information

All participants must be over the age of majority and be interviewed by moderator previous to participation in this group. Video log in information is not publicly available.

Spouses of Victims

Contact: Judy Lorenz
Phone: 301-633-2823
Email: [email protected]

Parents of Victims

Contact: Sherida Ruiz
Phone: 714-956-1786
Email: [email protected]    

Languages:  English & Spanish

Contact: Barbi Jolliffe
Phone: 510-374-2468
Email: [email protected]

SNAP National Office

Contact: Melanie Sakoda, SNAP Survivor Support Director
Phone: 925-708-6175
Email: [email protected]

Melanie is located in the San Francisco Bay Area

Contact: Shaun Dougherty, SNAP Interim Executive Director
Phone: 814-341-8386
Email: [email protected]

Shaun is located in Western Pennsylvania


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