Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests
Are you a victim of abuse by a priest?
Who is SNAP?
SNAP is 99.9% comprised of volunteers – survivors and supporters – who run and attend support group meetings, answer the Helpline, meet one on one with survivors, pick up phone calls in the middle of the night, and answer dozens of emails a week from victims who need help. These are volunteers. They pay their own expenses. They do what they do to help survivors and expose abusers. They want to end the cycle of abuse.
(They) are not therapists. They are peers. They help victims find good reputable therapists. They encourage all crime victims to report to law enforcement, including civil attorneys who are qualified to advise them of their legal rights.
Do you want to report online child abuse?
No one heard him because no one was listening.
If you are a victim of child abuse, like me, or know of abuse of a child seek assistance NOW. The links above will take you to someone who can help right now. If you are the victim, don't wait 50 years to speak out like I did. If you know of a young child being abused speak out now. Please, don't let the child live their life thinking he or she was at fault, the feeelings of guilt and shame will ruin their lives. Be a hero, speak up.
Do you know of a child who is a victim of abuse?
The CyberTipline provides the public and electronic service providers (ESPs) with the ability to report online (and via toll-free telephone) instances of online enticement of children for sexual acts, extra-familial child sexual molestation, child pornography, child sex tourism, child sex trafficking, unsolicited obscene materials sent to a child, misleading domain names, and misleading words or digital images on the Internet. NCMEC continuously reviews CyberTipline reports to ensure that reports of children who may be in imminent danger get first priority.
Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline
The Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline 1-800-4-A-CHILD (1-800-422-4453) is dedicated to the prevention of child abuse. Serving the United States, its territories, and Canada, the hotline is staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week with professional crisis counselors who, through interpreters, can provide assistance in over 170 languages. The hotline offers crisis intervention, information, literature, and referrals to thousands of emergency, social service, and support resources. All calls are confidential.
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You look at this photo of a young boy you most likely see a young fisherman with his great catch, fishing pole in hand, his fish proudly displayed in front of him for the entire world to see.
But look closer. What is the look on his face? Joy? Pride? Or perhaps it was something else? Why is this moment of great accomplishment not reflected on the face of this young boy?
No one knew.
This was a boy tormented by someone he trusted, someone the family trusted, someone who took from him his innocence and left him with fear, guilt, self-loathing and worse of all, shame. He spent 50 years with a secret that has haunted him all his days of his life and left him with an abiding mistrust of men that would permeate his life and all he did.