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.
SNAP's National Web site:
SNAP's healing model - that both survivors and the institution that hurt them must be
healed - focuses on helping individuals and changing the church that allowed the abuse.
We have a three-fold purpose:
- SELF HELP: By sharing our stories, we recognize that we are not
alone, and we are not guilty for what happened to us. Gradually coming to a full
knowledge of this empowers us to confront the truth, and to find healthy mechanisms
- EDUCATION: We work together to educate ourselves and our communities
about the effects of the abuse.
- PREVENTION: Once we learn the truth about what has happened to us,
we can then use that power to bring about change. When we put our voices together, we
become so strong that we can no longer not be heard.
FULL MISSION STATEMENT
SNAP meetings are currently held on the
fourth Wednesday of each month, 7:00 - 9:00 PM
For locations, directions, information, or questions:
"The world is a dangerous place to live;
not because of the people who are evil,
but because of the people who
don't do anything about it."
- Albert Einstein
Telephone Hotlines for Crisis Assistance
If you are having thoughts about suicide, call 1.800.SUICIDE (784-2433)
To find other sources of assistance with personal crisis,
by dialing 2-1-1 from anywhere in Connecticut.
You will speak to a caseworker who can help make it easier
for you to find information, discover options or deal with a crisis.
Connecticut's Statute of Limitations
for Sexual Assault of a Minor
Full text of Public Act No. 02-138
Connecticut has one of the most liberal statute of limitations for minor
victims of sexual asault.
Connecticut law provides that a person has thirty years after they have
reached the age of majority to file a claim for injuries sustained as a
result of sexual abuse when they were a minor.
Crosses - Portraits of Clergy Abuse
by Carmine Galasso
CHOSEN FOR PDN ANNUAL 2008
Congratulations to Carmine Galasso, his images of 30 adults in the United States
who were abused by a member of the Catholic clegy as children, with their stories
in their own words, has deservedly been chosen for the prestigious PDN Annual of
2008. The annual selects the best photography books that have been published
throughout the year.
View the Crosses slideshow
and the interview of David Clohessey, National Director of SNAP, by Nina Berman
Contacting SNAP Connecticut
Gail Howard, Co-leader
Beth McCabe, Co-leader
Jim Hackett, Co-leader