This crisis has caused deep anguish,
first for the survivors, their families and loved ones, and for
those of us who are a members of the church which victimized them.
VOTF supports the healing of survivors of abuse through legal,
financial, spiritual and emotional means. We seek
the education of children to protect them from abuse under any guise.
We reach out to them and seek their healing and peace.
People have asked, "What can I do?" Each person can make
a difference in large and small ways. Our action group has participated
in outreach to survivor advocacy groups. We are performing research
for survivor referrals and work closely with survivor organizations.
Do you understand the life long ramifications of Sexual Abuse?
"The Experience of the
Victim of Sexual Abuse:" A Reflection by Mary Gail Frawley-O'Dea,
Ph.D. at the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, June 14, 2002.