SNAP Connecticut
The Survivors' Network of those Abused by Priests
Support, Advocacy, and Accountability

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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 for healing.
  • 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.


SNAP meetings are currently held on the
fourth Wednesday of each month, 7:00 - 9:00 PM
For locations, directions, information, or questions:
Contact Us

"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) or 9-1-1.

To find other sources of assistance with personal crisis,
Call Infoline 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

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.
Full text of Public Act No. 02-138

Our Bookshelf

Crosses - Portraits of Clergy Abuse
by Carmine Galasso

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

The Hopeville Fire Department
by Tony Lembo
A boy's story of betrayal by one of
New England's most notorious priests

More suggestions can be found on SNAP's Roster of Recommended Books

Contacting SNAP Connecticut

Gail Howard, Co-leader
(203) 644-0387
Beth McCabe, Co-leader
(860) 335-8187
Jim Hackett, Co-leader
(203) 710-0968

Connecticut SNAP Chapter
Last Updated: October 21, 2014