Empowering Our Communities Through Awareness

Survivors Network of those Abused By Priests (SNAP)

P.O. Box 6416 , Chicago , IL 60680-6416

Toll-Free: 1-877-SNAPHEALS (877-762-7432)


The Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (SNAP) is a self-help organization of adult survivors of clergy sexual abuse and their supporters. They work to end the cycle of abuse in two ways: By supporting one another in personal healing; and by pursuing justice and institutional change by holding individual perpetrators responsible and the church accountable. SNAP has local chapters and support groups in over 50 cities across the country. Via their website, SNAP provides resources such as peer counseling, contact information for local support groups, online discussion boards, a library of educational materials and news stories and ways to support their mission, both in the local community and on a national level. The SNAP website includes contact information for local SNAP chapters.

The Wounded Healer Journal (TWHJ)


TWHJ is an Internet pioneer in the area of online support for trauma and abuse survivors. This virtual community journal offers an array of web services for those who have experienced the devastation of traumatic experiences, including child abuse. TWHJ provides links to national therapists, crisis numbers, support chat rooms, and a web store. It offers similar services for partners and allies of sexual assault survivors. Linda Chapman is the creator, editor and administrator of TWHJ.


Child Molestation Research & Prevention Institute
1100 Piedmont Avenue, Suite 2 , Atlanta , GA 30309

Phone: (404) 872-5152

P.O. Box 27160 , Oakland , CA 94602

Phone: (510) 530-7980


The Child Molestation Research & Prevention Institute is a national science-based nonprofit organization dedicated to preventing child sexual abuse through research, education, and family support. Because people who develop a sexual interest in children usually develop it during their teenage years and even younger, our focus is on providing information to professionals and to families about the early warning signs of a problem, as well as the availability of early diagnosis and effective treatment from a sex-specific specialist. We want to stop molestation at the very earliest point possible -- before it even happens.

Darkness to Light
7 Radcliffe Street
Suite 200
Charleston , SC 29403


(843) 965-5444


(843) 965-5449


(866) FOR-LIGH T8663675444

Darkness to Light is a primary prevention program whose mission is to engage adults in the prevention of child sexual abuse; to reduce the incidence of child sexual abuse nationally through education and public awareness aimed at adults; and to provide adults with information to recognize and react responsibly to child sexual abuse.

National Children's Advocacy Center (NCAC)
Administrative Offices
210 Pratt Avenue
Huntsville , AL 35801


(256) 533-KIDS (5437)


(256) 534-6883

The National Children's Advocacy Center provides prevention, intervention, and treatment services to physically and sexually abused children and their families with a child-focused team approach. NCAC also operates the Southern Regional Children's Advocacy Center , which provides education and training to support the development of Children's Advocacy Centers nationwide.

Stop It Now!
351 Pleasant Street
Suite B319
Northampton , MA 01060


(413) 587-3500


(413) 587-3505


(888) PREVENT (773-8368)

Stop It Now! is a national, nonprofit working to prevent and ultimately eradicate child sexual abuse. Stop It Now! challenges adults to take action by calling on abusers, adults at risk to abuse, and their friends and family, to come forward, learn the warning signs, and seek help. Services are available from 9am - 6pm, EST, Mon - Fri.

The toll-free number is a Confidential Hotline.