While YArespond does not have the resources or expertise to be the primary point of contact for survivors of abuse, we always welcome those directly affected by the clergy abuse and other crises in the Church to share their perspectives and experiences to help inform our work. And you're certainly welcome to join us in our work! You can reach us on the Contact page. We've also collected some resources below that we hope will be helpful.
Resources outside the Church
Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (SNAP) National
Minnesota Department of Human Services, "Resource Guide for Mandated Reporters of Child Maltreatment Concerns"
Reporting Abuse to the Minnesota Department of Human Services
Jeff Anderson & Associates, PA (law firm)
Resources in the Church
Archdiocesan Reporting Abuse Sheet
The Archdiocesan Safe Environment Office
Victim/Survivor Assistance: The Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis partners with Canvas Health, an independent and professional local care provider, to offer confidential, compassionate assistance 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, at 612-379-6363. You are also encouraged to contact the archdiocese’s Victim Assistance Program at 651-291-4475.
Share with Us
We want to hear your story.
One way we have engaged with survivors in the past has been through casual living room conversations, where you join our group for a casual conversation about your experiences and perspectives. We want to hear your story and learn from you.