If you've been victimized
by clergy, please know that you are not alone. You can get better.
You can reach out to others who've been hurt just like you have.
Together, we can heal one another.
We are SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests.
We are the nation's largest, oldest and most active support group
for women and men wounded by religious authority figures (priests,
ministers, bishops, deacons, nuns, brothers, monks, and others). We are an independent
and confidential organization, with no connections with the church
or church officials. And we are here to help.
SNAP was founded by Chicago's Barbara Blaine in 1988. Since then,
SNAP has helped thousands of survivors. We offer support in person,
(via monthly self-help group meetings in chapters across the country),
over the phone, on line, and at twice-a-year national meetings.
We also provide a safe and productive outlet for the passion many
survivors feel toward preventing future abuse.
Our web site exists to provide support and knowledge to all victims
of clergy abuse, to help educate the public, and to help ensure
that in future generations, children will be safe.
Welcome! Reach out! Get help!
Network of those Abused by Priests www.snapnetwork.org