For Survivors

If you are survivor of abuse within the Catholic Church, we are glad you have found your way to this website. We invite you to read our Open Letter to Survivors for a message of support from many Catholics in the Archdiocese of Milwaukee and beyond. You might also be interested in the resources we have compiled for Survivor Support, particularly Awake’s ongoing Survivor Circles.

We are doing our best to listen to the voices and wisdom of survivors as we move forward with this work, but we know we have a lot to learn. 

If you have ideas for how our group can better respect, support, and empower survivors, we would love to hear them. Also, if you see anything on this website or in this ministry that you find problematic, we would appreciate hearing your constructive criticism. 

Most of all, we would be honored to connect with you and hear your experience and perspective. Please reach out to us at so that we can listen and learn from you. We promise to treat any communications with compassion and confidentiality.

We are praying for you.