It’s a subject that isn’t easy to discuss, yet it’s been happening all over America, and time has now come to hold these sexual predators and criminals accountable. When our trusted clergymen, church volunteers, nuns, priests and fathers take advantage of our youths it creates scars that can last a lifetime.
It may be hard to talk about if you’ve been sexually abused and we understand the trauma that’s occurred, but we need you to take a stand with the thousands of other sex crime victims in calling these people accountable.
There are many organizations that can help you with counseling, or simply connecting with others in order to help you heal.
Take Action – Report Any Sexual Abuse in your Church or Place of Worship
If you suspect any form of sexual abuse in a church or your local dioceses, you may report them by calling us at 1-800-811-1577, all calls are handled with the utmost privacy.
If you are a clergy or church sexual abuse victim and need a support group we recommend the great work by The SNAP Network. Please visit their website at: http://www.snapnetwork.org
Who is SNAP? Here is their mission statement from their website:
Today SNAP is the largest, oldest and most active self-help group for clergy sex abuse victims, whether assaulted by ministers, priests, nuns or rabbis. SNAP is a confidential, safe place for wounded men and women to be heard, supported and healed. SNAP works tirelessly to achieve two goals: to heal the wounded and to protect the vulnerable. The organization has more than 25,000 members and support groups meet in over 60 cities across the U.S. and the world.
Were you abused by a trusted church member, or know a victim? Contact us by calling 1-800-811-1577 or use the 100% secure contact form on this page. Take Action Now and help prevent more clerical abuse in churches and houses of worship.
Clergy Abuse & Sex Crimes Page updated on September 17, 2021.