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What do survivors deserve?
How should they be treated?
How are they being treated?
You may think you know the answers to those questions.
But you're probably wrong.
Especially when it comes to the USCCB's promise of an Assistance Coordinator to help survivors recover from the abuse we experienced.
The Assistance Coordinator of the Archdiocese of St. Louis does nothing more than give survivors the name of a therapist of they don't already have one.
That's what Sandra Price of the Archdiocese of St. Louis admitted to me during my March 26, 2019 meeting with Archbishop Robert Carlson and her, which I recorded and transcribed.
Just in case.
CO: I was never offered the services or told of the existence of an Assistance Coordinator. And this kinds into kind of our (Price and my) stuff. I don’t know what Hengen has told people, but…
The problem is FINDING a psychologist isn't the hardest part of getting help. Rather, the hardest part of getting help is PAYING FOR THERAPY.
It's not cheap, usually running $100-125 per hour and requiring years of weekly appointments.
Yes, that can get expensive, but why should survivors be expected to bear that burden?
How is that just?