Welcome to SNAP Northwest
Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests
is a self-help organization of men and women
who were sexually abused by spiritual elders
(Catholic priests, brothers, nuns, ministers, teachers, etc). Members find healing and empowerment
by joining with other survivors. SNAP was founded by Barbara Blaine of Chicago in 1989. We are an
all-volunteer group with local chapters throughout the United States and Canada. SNAP Full Mission Statement
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Local Northwest and Alaska Contact Information
Media Contact and SNAP Administration:
Northwest District Director
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A new book by Mary Dispenza, NORTHWEST DISTRICT DIRECTOR of the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests
Mary Dispenza, our wonderful leader in Seattle, has published a terrific book called SPLIT: A priest, a child and the Catholic Church. Mary’s book brings a unique perspective as she was abused as a child but went on to become a nun. She has also generously promised to donate 100% of the proceeds from the book to SNAP.
SPLIT can be purchased from Amazon in both printed and Kindle versions at:
Consider purchasing today and encouraging friends and family to do the same. It is a win, win, win situation.
--all proceeds from the sale will benefit SNAP
--when you buy from Amazon through the SMILE PROGRAM, Amazon makes a donation to SNAP
--this book will help people to understand the damage that abuse causes
Visit Mary Dispenza's Website
-- Barbara Dorris, Outreach Director, SNAP
Abuse Tracker - for the latest news on the scandal that now reaches to the
Updated daily with the latest breaking news from around the world, the Bishop-Acountability.org website provides an
extensive archive and the latest news articles on survivors and the Roman Catholic sex abuse scandal/cover-up,
as well as an exhaustive document database.
Vatican document instructed secrecy in abuse cases
"The Experience of the Victim of Sexual Abuse"
READ THIS NEXT - MAY BE TRIGGERING FOR SURVIVORS
"Why Didn't I Tell Someone?"
The Fox Continues to Guard the
by Marci Hamilton
The New York Times: Trail of Pain in Church Crisis Leads to Nearly Every Diocese
Aide Says Extent of Church Abuse Unknown
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