OH - Youngstown clergy abuse victims meet this week

For immediate release: Monday, Aug. 26, 2013

A self help group for men and women who were abused by clergy will hold a confidential support meeting in Youngstown this week.

The organization is SNAP “Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests”.  The meeting will be Wednesday, Aug 28. 

“Victims, family members, and supporters are welcome and encouraged to attend,” said Judy Jones of St. Louis, SNAP’s associate Midwest regional director. “Getting together in a private setting can help to start the healing of anyone who has been abused as a child or exploited as an adult.”

Sometimes, SNAP is perceived as an “activist” group, Jones said. “But the bulk of what we do is to just listen and offer consolation – quietly and privately - to people who are in pain.”

For location and time, please contact Barb Dorris, SNAP Outreach Director, 314-862-7688, SNAPdorris@gmail.com 

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