Summer 2020

New SNAP Team members, 2019 Annual Support, Diocese of Harrisburg accepting abuse claims until November 13, 2020, SNAP Blog, All-Women Inclusive Online Yoga Retreat, Message to Male Survivors from Jim Struve, Stay Connected Through Covid-19., SNAP Leaders in the News, Successful GTN Campaign, Help SNAP Become a 2020 Top-Rated Nonprofit

We hope you and yours are safe and healthy as we continue to grapple with the ongoing pandemic nationwide. Below are some updates on happenings in the SNAP network that we wanted to share with you.

Welcoming Patrick Price & Johnathon Schaech to SNAP 

Patrick Price, SNAP’s newest staff member, serves as our Fundraising and Development Manager.  Patrick has worked in the nonprofit fund development realm for more than twenty years, coordinating annual and online giving drives, endowment and capital campaigns, special events and social media fundraisers, and so much more.  He has also launched marketing and advocacy campaigns for a regional hospice, senior care center, and LGBT community center.  He is a longtime member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals and the Chicago Council of Planned Giving, for which he served as Board secretary.  He currently resides in the northwest Chicago suburb of Arlington Heights, Illinois, with his husband Dan Hartmann and a very rambunctious two-year-old Catahoula leopard hound named Comet. SNAP is delighted to have Patrick join our team.

As SNAP’s Fundraising and Development Manager, Patrick notes that "I would be remiss if he didn’t remind our dedicated supporters of the diverse ways in which folks can financially assist SNAP throughout the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond." He asks that you review our Ways to Give opportunities on our website.

Johnathon Schaech is a new SNAP board member and a dedicated advocate for the prevention of sexual abuse. 

Johnathon has appeared in over 160 Hollywood productions, including Showtime's Ray Donovan. He also works with; a nonprofit dedicated to helping students with brain-based differences to identify their unique strengths and build their self-esteem. Johnathon is an outspoken sexual abuse survivor as well and has teamed up with and SNAP to educate the populace on sexual harassment and abuse. He lives in Nashville with his son and wife, internet influencer Julie Solomon.

Check out our 2019 Annual Report 

We are pleased to share our latest Annual Report. In this report, we aim to thank our SNAP Leaders and donors, celebrate the growth of our organization, and give you a glimpse into the incredible work that happens every day on behalf of volunteers, supporters and survivors.





Update for Survivors: Diocese of Harrisburg Accepting Abuse Claims until November 13, 2020

The Harrisburg District Diocese will now be accepting claims from those who are victims of sexual abuse committed by any person connected to the Roman Catholic Diocese of Harrisburg.
The deadline to file a claim is November 13, 2020 and the claim form may be viewed here. You can also go to the Harrisburg Diocese website to get more information and to send your claim electronically. Please reach out to us if you have any questions. 

Two Recent Blog Posts from SNAP

SNAP stands in solidarity with communities of color in the wake of the murders of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor. We encourage our members and followers to learn more about what they can do to support their local communities and make a difference in this latest fight against injustice.

Next, check out this blog post by longtime SNAP National Director David Clohessy on the response to COVID-19 compared to the long-term crisis of child abuse.

An All-Women Inclusive Online 8-week Trauma-Informed Yoga Series Survivors of Sexual Trauma

Starting June 4th, Colleen Caul will be hosting an Online 8-week Trauma-Informed Yoga Series for Survivors of Sexual Trauma, an inclusive space for all women: cis, trans, queer, non-binaryfeminine people. Through the healing power of meditation and mindful movement, as well as journaling and art exercises, Colleen strives to create a supportive environment to empower individuals to tune into their breath, reclaim choice—the first thing that sexual trauma strips away—and to discover what will most nourish their bodies at any particular moment. More details for this series can be found here.

Using Our Voices: Our Message to Male Survivors with Jim Struve, LCSW QnA with Rape Recovery Center

Recently, Jim Struve, LCSW and the Salt Lake Rape Recovery Center joined together to answer questions and share a message for all male survivors during Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Jim Struve, LCSW has been a practicing social worker since 1976. Jim is one of the founding members of the LGBTQ-Affirmative Psychotherapist Guild of Utah, Executive Director of and is the manager for the Weekends of Recovery retreat program for male survivors of sexual trauma.  

Staying Connected through COVID-19

This year during Child Abuse Prevention Month, we offered resources aimed to give you ideas on ways to care for yourself and your loved ones during this time of social distancing. Below are some of the resources we provided, all of which can be enjoyed any time, anywhere. We hope you will continue to find these resources of use as we move forward.

SNAP Leaders in the News

  • Brian Toale was involved in the creation of JSHAN (Jewish Survivors of Harassment and Abuse Network) that is modeled on SNAP but for the Jewish Survivor Community. They have created two online programs to introduce themselves to the Jewish survivor community. The first program featured Zach Hiner speaking about the origins, history and goals of SNAP, and the second program, two attorneys speaking about the legal landscape for sexual harassment and child sexual abuse suits. 
  • Ashley Easter's The Courage 365 Show will be live-streamed across multiple social media platforms. This is a show focused on survivors and advocates becoming more empowered. Check them out on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
  • "I want to reduce the number of people who can not consult": Read this article featuring SNAP Japan Leader Harumi Suzuki on her work in Japan. This article is in Japanese but you can use your web browser to translate it into English if needed.

Thank You 

SNAP would like to thank the 57 of supporters who have donated to our Giving Tuesday Now Campaign helping us exceed our goal of $2000. Thanks to your generosity, we can now purchase more video-conferencing software licenses to facilitate more survivor support groups in the virtual world. You all help in contributing to the facilitation and healing process of survivors, empowering people all around the world.  

Help SNAP Become a 2020 Top-Rated Nonprofit

If you love our work, let the world know how you feel. Stories about SNAP from people like you will help us make an even bigger impact in our community.

GreatNonprofits – the #1 source of nonprofit stories and feedback – is honoring highly regarded nonprofits with their 2020 Top-Rated Leaderboard.

Help us raise visibility for our work by posting a brief story of your experience with SNAP. All content will be visible to potential donors and volunteers. It’s easy and only takes 3 minutes! We only need 10 more positive reviews in order to secure our spot. Leave SNAP a review!

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