If you have experienced abuse from someone within the Church, please know that we care, that we want to help and that we are sorry for what has been done to you.
To report please call your local law enforcement agency or 911.
Article 1 of the Charter for the Protection for Children and Young People pledges to Promote Healing and Reconciliation with Victims and Survivors of Sexual Abuse of Minors. By demonstrating a sincere commitment to their spiritual and emotional well-being which may include the provision of counseling, spiritual assistance, support groups, and other social services agreed upon by the victim and the diocese/eparchy.
By the diocesan/eparchial bishop or his representative offering to meet with them, to listen with patience and compassion to their experiences and concerns, and to share the “profound sense of solidarity and concern” expressed by His Holiness, Pope John Paul II, in his Address to the Cardinals of the United States and Conference Officers (April 23, 2002). Pope Benedict XVI, too, in his address to the U.S. bishops in 2008 said of the clergy sexual abuse crisis, “It is your God-given responsibility as pastors to bind up the wounds caused by every breach of trust, to foster healing, to promote reconciliation and to reach out with loving concern to those so seriously wronged.”
Victim Support Contacts
- Archdiocesan Victim’s Assistance Coordinator, Jenny Michaelson, LBSW MPS – 907-297-7736
- STAR, Standing Together Against Rape at 1-800-478-8999
- Alaska C.A.R.E.S. 907-212-2492 or 877-561-8301