Please be warned that in the past your words have been used against you by the church. You should never confide in the people who raped you in the first place. You should always have an attorney, file a police report, and rely on your attorney for the best advice. And quite frankly, our support is much better and free.

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The woman, 57, who asked to be identified as "Catherine Ann from Arizona" to protect her privacy, has lived out of her car since November 2020. Awake Milwaukee, a nonprofit organization of Catholics responding to the Church's abuse crisis, referred her to Paula Kaempffer, outreach coordinator for restorative justice and abuse prevention for the archdiocese.