SNAP to begin support group in Youngstown and Pittsburgh area

Self-help group starts monthly support meetings 

SNAP reaches out to those abused by clerics in Youngstown & Pittsburgh area

Confidential meetings are safe place for victims to heal, they say

Victims and family members are encouraged to attend

Due to increased calls and survivors' pleas for support, SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (, will begin monthly confidential support meetings in the Youngstown-Boardman, OH area.  The first meeting will be on Saturday, Oct. 29, 2011.

Victims who have been abused by priests, nuns, employees or volunteers in religious settings and institutions are welcome and encouraged to attend.

"SNAP support meetings are in a safe environment where victims and family members can share their pain and know that they are not alone.  It is a great way to foster the healing process," said Judy Jones, SNAP Midwest Associate Director.

For location and time of meeting, people can contact: 

Judy Jones, SNAP Midwest Associate Director, [email protected] 636-433-2511
Barbara Dorris, SNAP Outreach director, [email protected]  314-862-7688 

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