Help For Victims Of Sexual Abuse

The Archdiocese of Dubuque has established a program of pastoral assistance to people who believe they or those in their care have  been sexually abused as minors by clergy or other Church personnel. This assistance will include help in informing civil and Church  authorities. Victim Assistance Coordinators are trained to facilitate access to appropriate professional mental health services,  social service agencies, support groups and/or individuals who can provide spiritual care. Any individual desiring help from this  program is invited to call toll free (563) 556-1225 or 866-319-4636 to report an allegation or receive assistance. This program is  part of the “Policy for the Protection of Minors.” If you have questions, please contact the Office for the Protection of Children at
DBQCOPC@dbqarch.org or 563-556-2580 ext. 227