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YOUNGSTOWN DIOCESE SURVIVORS' STORIES:
NATIONAL SURVIVOR ADVOCATES COALITION NEWS
December 28, 2011 Editorial
Judy Block Jones, SNAP Midwest Associate Director (636) 433-2511
- Welcome to YoungstownTruth.org
- ( Created by and for survivors of sexual abuse by clergy )
- This site is all about the TRUTH... We try very hard to always update and post items on this web site, with complete integrity.
- We realize it takes a
lot of courage to reach out for help, and we thank you for visiting our
site. We also realize this trauma reaches family members and those who
are concerned and frustrated about the sex abuse crisis within the
- This web site is a
place to find information about our SNAP support meetings in the
Younstown area, plus we are constantly updating news stories and
information about clergy who have been publicly accused of sex abuse
within the Younstown diocese. Our goal is survivor
education, and protection of kids.
- We also update
survivor video stories. Sometimes it helps to listen to these stories
to better understand the trauma and life pain of those who have
been harmed by clergy and those who are related to these survivors:
family and friends.
- We post on this site
many links to other self help groups and information to support
victims. SNAP leaders' email addresses and phone numbers are posted for
you when you need direct help and support, please feel free to contact
any of these compassionate people who care about survivors. SNAP
leaders know that the principle wish of every survivor is healing and
the desire to see to it that their experiences never happen to another
child, young person, or vulnerable adult.
- You, who are survivors
of sex abuse did NOT deserve this, did NOT ask for this to happen to
you, and it was NOT your fault. There is healing when you are able to
speak up and get this burden off your shoulders, and free from your
heart. ... give it to the universe to carry for a while.... Just maybe,
your life will be much more at peace.
- Our ultimate goal is to open up the secrets, stop the silence, support those who have already been harmed, and thereby protect
- Thank you for making the decision to visit our YounstownTruth.org web site.