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THERAPY GROUPS FOR ADULT SURVIVORS OF CHILDHOOD SEXUAL ABUSE
Archdiocesan Office of Assistance Ministry to Sponsor Sessions in Lake County

Chicago, IL (March 31, 2009) - The Archdiocese of Chicago and the Office of Assistance Ministry will sponsor a therapy group for adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse. Licensed professionals, who have experience working with victims of sexual abuse, will conduct group sessions for women and men at no cost to the participants. Participation in the adult therapy groups is not limited to those who were sexually abused as minors by a priest or deacon. The abuse may have been perpetrated by a family member, friend, or stranger.

Therapy groups for adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse will meet every other week for twelve weeks beginning April 6, from 3:30 to 5 p.m., in Lake Villa.

Those interested in attending the sessions are asked to call or email Matt Hunnicutt at 312-534-8267, mhunnicutt@archchicago.org or Kathleen Leggdas at 312-534-5268, kleggdas@archchicago.org.

The Archdiocesan Office of Assistance Ministry’s mission is t o provide pastoral care, support, and resources to victims-survivors of sexual abuse and their loved ones in their efforts to achieve psychological, emotional and spiritual healing. For information about the Office of Assistance Ministry, visit the Department’s page on the Archdiocesan web site at www.archchicago.org.

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