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The Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests

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For immediate release:
Wednesday, February 25, 2004

SNAP Support Group Meetings, Wednesday, February 25

Alaska, Anchorage

Tom - 907-229-4131

Fairview Community Center
10th and Karluk Avenue

Media invited at 7:30 PM
Media please contact Tom before coming

Estimated attendance: 5

California, San Diego

Sandra (Sandy) Graves

cell phone 858-583-9265 cell

Jaime Romo

Cell 760-519-0823

City: San Diego, CA 92123
Polinsky Childrens' Center,
Center for Child Protection Pavillion, Room #16
Address: 9440A Ruffin Court
Neighborhood/part of town/cross street: Ridgeview & Ruffin Court

Time media can arrive: 8:00pm
Estimated attendance: 5

California, Long Beach

Mary Grant
626-419-2930 cell
City: Long Beach
Location of Wed mtg: Long Beach, CA
Address: 334 Gladys Avenue, #202
Neighborhood/part of town/cross street: three blocks west of Redondo off of 4th street

Time media can arrive: 7:30pm
Estimated attendance: 5-10
Press #202 at front door to enter, additional parking available one block away at Ralph's market

California, Los Angeles

Udo Strutynski
City: Los Angeles
Location of Wed mtg: my home
Address: 4830 Mendota Avenue
Neighborhood/part of town/cross street: Highland Park-Eagle Rock area/ cross street is Avenue 49, also Toland Way. House is not visible from the street. SNAP sign will be posted.

Time media can arrive: 7:30 PM
Estimated attendance: 10

Any special instructions? mine is the back house, not visible from the front, past a dirt driveway; parking is a problem, so neighboring streets will have to be used

Colorado, Boulder

Jack Lavino and Marnie Williams
720.313.5356 (Jack) 303.550.9062(Marnie)
Location of Wed mtg: Hotel Boulderado
Address: 2115 13th street, Boulder
one block north of Pearl street Mall on 13th Street

media can arrive: 6:30 to 7:10 pm
Estimated attendance: 7+
Any special instructions? Driftwood Room

Connecticut, Hamden

Landa Mauriello-Vernon

St. Rita's Church
1620 Whitney Ave, Hamden, CT
Spring Glen area on the corner of Whitney Ave and Russell St
Time on Wed: 8:00
Estimated attendance: 10 including survivors and supporters
Survivors and supporters will be available to comment after vigil. Will last about 20 min.

Florida, Tampa & St. Petersburg

Martha Jean Lorenzo
813-8796290, cell: 727- 5131689

Meeting location: 3612 West Cleveland street,
South Tampa: S.Dale Mabry hwy. and Kennedy Blvd. intersection

Media can arrive at 7:15
Estimated attendance 8-10
Walk up to front door and ring doorbell

Illinois, Chicago

Barbara Blaine 312-399-4747

Meeting Location: 1950 W Roosevelt Road
Corner of Damen and Roosevelt

Meeting time: 7:00 PM
School building- park in rear, entrance in front

Indiana, Indianapolis

Ceil Shepley 317-353-1733

430 Massachusetts Avenue
East of Delaware and West of East Street (Next door to Starbucks)

Time media can arrive: 7:00 pm
Estimated attendance: 6
Media must call Ceil before coming. She will meet them at the entrance to
430 Mass Ave.

Kansas, Wichita

Janet Patterson - 620-456-2330
316-772-6537 cell

Porubski home, 1340 Reece Road
West on highway 54, right on Reeece Road- 3 miles east of Goddard

Estimated attendance 15 plus
Media: call Janet before coming

Louisiana, New Orleans

Lyn Hayward, SNAP Louisiana
985-983-9241, 985-630-6638 cell
New Orleans
7700 Benjamin Street, New Orleans
Riverbend. Just off Leake Ave and Adams.
Time media can arrive: 7:00
Estimated attendance: 35

SNAP sign will be outside house. Bring folding chair.

Missouri, Saint Louis

Barbara Dorris - 314-862-7688

6245 Westminster Place
Central west end of the city

Media invited at 7:30
Estimated attendance 15-20

New Jersey, Mendham

Pat Serrano - 973 543 4249
201 715 6510 cell

Pax Christi center of St. Joseph's Church
Route 24 Mendham NJ

Center Of Town 1 block west of Black horse Inn
Time media can arrive: 7:30pm
Estimated attendance: 25-30
Park in lot west of church

New York, New York

David Cerulli - 917-757-1791
917-757-1791 cell
New York City
Identity House
39 W. 14th St., Suite 205
Btw. 5th & 6th Aves.
Time media can arrive: 7:30 pm
Estimated attendance: 12 - 16

North Carolina, Raleigh

Marigrace Labella will have an online support group
For more information call919-676-9373

Ohio, Cleveland

Susan Vidd - 216-210-1243 cell

Sheraton Cleveland City Centre
777 St. Clair Ave NE
Downtown Cleveland
6th floor, Savoy room

Media invited at 7:00 PM

Oregon, Portland

Bill Crane 503-781-5245

13700 SE 131st Ave


Media arrive at 7:30 PM

Expected attendance 6

Pennsylvania, Philadelphia

Pat Clancy - 215-850-2527 cell or 610-874-3436

Springfield Friends meeting

1001 Old Sproul Road
Springfield, PA
Corner of Springfield and Sproul

Media invited at 7:30
Estimated attendance 10
Entrance at back

Washington, Spokane

Molly Harding phone: 509-991-8834
cell: 509-991-8834

City: Spokane, Washington

Location: The Season Ticket

Address: Northwest corner of Boone and Howard Street

Time: Wednesday 7:00 p.m.

Media Arrive: 7:30 p.m.
Estimated Attendance: Approximately 20 people


In London Ontario, Canada a silent vigil will be held outside St. Peter’s Cathedral at 9 PM

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