Restorative Justice Support Groups

From the Office of Ministerial Standards and Safe Environment

The following restorative justice support groups are currently meeting and open to all victim/survivors in the United States.

Victim/Survivor Support Group
Third Monday of the Month
6:30 – 8 p.m. Central
Online via ZOOM

If you are interested in participating in this virtual/online session, please contact Paula Kaempffer (651-291-4429 or kaempfferp@archspm.org) to obtain the ZOOM invitation. Join with other victims/survivors of sexual abuse who share a similar experience and who want to provide each other with support, affirmation, hope, and empowerment. This group is about providing a safe, confidential environment for those who want to heal from the trauma of sexual abuse. We never heal in isolation from one another. We can help in our own healing and benefit from the experience of others in accomplishing this.

New Support Group Starting – Support Group for Men who have been Sexually Abused by Clergy/Religious
Fourth Wednesday of Each Month Beginning June 24
6:30 – 8 p.m. Central
Online via ZOOM

If you are interested in participating in this virtual/online session, or have questions, please contact Jim Richter at 773-412-0909 or jrichter316@gmail.com. This group is not affiliated with the Archdiocese.

New Support Group Starting – Victim/Survivor Support Group for those Abused by Clergy as Adults
First Monday of the Month Beginning July 6
6:30 – 8 p.m. Central
Online via ZOOM

If you are interested in participating in this virtual/online session, please contact Paula Kaempffer (651-291-4429 or kaempfferp@archspm.org) to obtain the ZOOM invitation. Join with others who were sexually abused by clergy when they were adults. There are others who share a similar experience and who want to provide support, affirmation, hope, and empowerment. Often there is another layer of healing that is needed for these victim/survivors. This group is about providing a safe, confidential environment for those who want to heal from the trauma of sexual abuse. We can help in our own healing and benefit from the experience of others in accomplishing this. This group meets on the first Monday of the month.

If you have questions about Restorative Justice Groups, please contact Paula Kaempffer, Outreach Coordinator for Restorative Justice and Abuse Prevention for the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis, at 651-291-4429.