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 every 2nd Wednesday
Time: 6:00-7:30 pm PST
Contact: Barbi Jolliffe - 510-374-2468 - firstname.lastname@example.org for more information
All participants must be interviewed by moderator previous to participation in this group. Video log in information is not publicly available.
Spouses of Victims
Contact: Judy Lorenz
Parents of Victims
Contact: Sherida Ruiz
Languages: English & Spanish
Contact: Barbi Jolliffe
Families of Suicide
Contact: Janet Patterson
Parent of a clergy-abuse suicide victim, welcomes calls and e-mail from other parents in need of support.