Mental Health, Crisis Intervention

SURVIVORS NETWORK OF THOSE ABUSED BY PRIESTS

  • Saint Louis, MO
  • snapnetwork.org

Mission Statement

SNAP is an independent, confidential network of survivors of religious sexual abuse and their supporters who work to protect the vulnerable, heal the wounded, and prevent the abuse. We expose predators and those who shield them. We build policies and practices within secular and religious organizations that protect children now and in the future. We share our stories and empower others to confront the truth. Together, we find healthy mechanisms for healing. We educate ourselves and our communities about the effects of abuse. We speak in a unified voice to bring about change by exposing the malignant actions of abusive religious ministers and the church officials who shield them.

Main Programs

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Service Areas

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International

International

ruling year

1997

Managing Director since 2004

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Barbara Dorris

Keywords

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Clergy Sexual Abuse Victims

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Also Known As

SNAP

EIN

36-4154398

 Number

2932435297

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Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Rape Victim Services (F42)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (R01)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (W01)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

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Program 1

Programs Overview

SNAP REACHES AND HELPS THOUSANDS OF VICTIMS OF SEXUAL ASAULT EACH YEAR. WE PROVIDE PEER CONSOLATION AND GUIDENCE DIRECTLY, THROUGH ONE-ON-ONE CONTACT (BOTH FACE-TO-FACE AND VIA PHONE CALLS AND EMAILS), AND PEER SUPPORT GROUP MEETINGS. WE ALSO HELP INDIRECTLY THROUGH OUR PUBLIC ADVOCACY AND EDUCATION. IN ADDITION, WE HELP WARN PARENTS, PARISHIONERS, AND THE PUBLIC ABOUT DANGEROUS AND POTENTIALLY DANGEROUS MEN AND WOMEN WHO COMMIT AND/OR CONCEAL HORRIFIC CRIMES AGAINST CHILDREN. FINALLY, WE REACH OUT TO AND RESPOND TO MANY IN ACADEMIA, COUNSELING, JOURNALISM, MEDICINE AND LAW ENFORCEMENT, HELPING THEM UNDERSTAND AND BETTER DEAL WITH CLERGY SEX CRIMES AND COVER UPS.

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Service Areas

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International

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SURVIVORS NETWORK OF THOSE ABUSED BY PRIESTS
Fiscal year: Jan 01-Dec 31
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Managing Director

Barbara Dorris

BIO

Barbara Dorris is the victims managing director for SNAP. As a teacher in her parish school, she caught a parish priest molesting children and unsuccessfully tried to have him removed. When church officials were recalcitrant, she came to SNAP for help. In 2002, she began working as a full time volunteer with SNAP and joined the staff two years later. In her work with SNAP, she has helped hundreds of survivors across the world and works closely with local SNAP leaders in the US (and increasingly, SNAP leaders overseas).

Dorris is herself a survivor of childhood clergy abuse who has six grown children and five grandchildren.

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Mary Ellen Kruger

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